Off-campus housing isn't as difficult to find as it would seem to be. Biola is conveniently located in the suburbs of La Mirada, where plenty of families and homes are open to students on Biola's campus. What most students do when deciding to live off campus is get a large group together and go house-hunting in the neighborhood. More often than not, students are successful and end up finding a house they want. Most people in the last couple of years have been deciding to move off campus because of the large influx of new students; this way they will be guaranteed a house of their choice.
Typically, the audience searching for off-campus living would be juniors and seniors, as freshmen and sophomores are encouraged to stay on campus to get the dorm life experience, but anyone is welcome to move off campus for their own unique opportunities.