Biola University is a private Christian university located in Southern California. For over 100 years, Biola — a community where all faculty, staff and students are professing Christians — has been committed to biblically centered education, intentional spiritual development and vocational preparation.

With more than 145 academic programs through its six schools, Biola offers degrees ranging from B.A. to Ph.D.

History & Heritage

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.

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Situated in the heart of Southern California, Biola is just a short drive from beautiful beaches, world-renowned entertainment venues and a wealth of diverse cultural opportunities.

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Vision, Mission & Values

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.

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Office of the President

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).

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The University Plan

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.

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For over 20 years, Biola University has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a “National University,” which they consider “the major leagues of higher education.”

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University Goals Biola strives to produce graduates who have been strengthened in mind and character to live out a biblical Christian faith.

Doctrinal Statement Learn more about where Biola stands — and has stood from the beginning — on key matters of the Christian faith.

Enrollment Data More than 6,000 students are enrolled in Biola‘s wide-ranging graduate and undergraduate programs.

Accreditation & Affiliation Biola and its programs are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and numerous other organizations.