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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on this campus I have not had any issues that will cause me not to feel safe on campus, nor have anyone I know have had any problems. I feel we have excellent campus protection and the security officers are very nice, friendly, helpful, and do all they can to keep us safe.

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: For being in the LA area, the campus and local area feel very safe.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: I think our school is relatively safer than most schools. There are pretty low crime rates.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Biola is in the middle of residentials, but it is LA County.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: It is one of the safest places to study


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Perhaps one of the safest areas in La Mirada, Biola University rarely has any issues or causes for concern among students in terms of safety. With a Campus Safety officer always on patrol, if anything were to go wrong, it would be quite difficult. That being said, there is no place on campus that is any safer than the next. There is virtually no crime on campus; therefore, students should feel safe to wander around campus. The only time that it would be sketchy to walk about campus would be at 2 a.m. when it's pitch-black outside, but even at that hour, Campus Safety is patrolling the campus. The campus police also check parking lots for unregistered cars and just keep an eye out for the students in general. With the decorated police group that Biola has on campus, it's very hard to feel insecure. If something ever were to come up, measures have been taken to inform students of possible threats or recent events that have transpired through emergency texts (to those who are registered for them) and emails through their Biola account.

The Health Center is also easily accessible, being in the center of campus with plenty of workers to help you around the clock. From the common cold to more serious illnesses, the health office is prepared to provide care for any and all students. If anything were to happen and they were not able to help you, the Campus Security team would escort you to the nearest hospital. Biola's health and safety departments are both more than adequate to care and protect the students on campus.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 0
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Campus Safety
Sutherland Way
(562) 903-4877
Safety Services
  • Crime log
  • Emergency phones
  • Emergency texts
  • Lost and Found
  • Rage Aggression Defense (RAD)
  • Safety escort service
  • University operator
Health Center
Health Center
13800 Biola Ave.
(562) 903-4841
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Free self-care products
  • Health education
  • Immunizations
  • Nurse appointments
  • Travel-related services
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
The health office was placed in the middle of campus so that students could easily access it, no matter where they are on campus.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 103 responses

  • 29% None
  • 15% Theft/robberies
  • 15% Criminal activity near campus
  • 14% Non-students on campus
  • 6% Unlit pathways
  • 6% Walking alone
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 3% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 2% Drugs
  • 2% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 1% Gang violence
  • 1% Excessive drinking
  • 0% Lack of safety escort services

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 58 responses

Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
  • Alcohol plays a significant role in sexual assault on campus.
  • Campus administrators provide a supportive environment for victims of sexual assault.
  • Campus administrators work hard to actively prevent sexual assaults on our campus.
  • A friend, a classmate, or I have been a victim of sexual assault on/near our campus.
  • Our campus has easily accessible support services in place to address sexual assaults.
  • Sexual assaults are a serious problem on campus.
  • Students take the issue of sexual assault on campus seriously.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 104 responses

  • 62% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 38% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 0% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 1% Not very visible.
  • 0% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 126 responses

  • 65% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 32% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 2% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 1% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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