Biola University is a nationally ranked Christian university in the heart of Southern California. Founded in 1908, Biola offers biblically centered education, intentional spiritual development and vocational preparation within a unique learning community where all faculty, staff and students are professing Christians.
As a leader in academic quality and innovation, Biola is consistently ranked among the nation’s foremost Christian universities, and was recently recognized as one of America’s top 10 “up and coming” national universities by U.S. News and World Report. Biola’s six schools offer more than 150 academic programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels, enrolling more than 6,300 students at the La Mirada campus, online and in distance programs throughout the world.
From its founding in 1908 through today, Biola's rich history has been shaped by an unwavering commitment to Jesus Christ and a firm foundation on the Word of God.
Situated in the heart of Southern California, Biola is just a drive from beautiful beaches, world-renowned entertainment venues and a wealth of diverse career and internship opportunities.
Our mission, vision and values statements outline why Biola exists, where we believe God is leading us, and which core principles are guiding us along the way.
Dr. Barry H. Corey became Biola University's eighth president in 2007 and has led the university into its second century with the launching of an ambitious 10-year University Plan (2012-2022).
After much community-wide brainstorming, listening, research and prayer, the 2012-2022 University Plan was created and launched to build upon Biola University's enduring convictions while also casting a courageous vision.