With its tree-lined walkways, red brick buildings and inviting atmosphere, Biola University is an ideal setting for students pursuing an academically rigorous, biblically centered education.
Spread out across 95 acres in residential La Mirada, the campus offers more than 1 million square feet of building space in 40 major buildings – several of which have been built or significantly renovated in the past decade. Recent additions include a state-of-the-art library, a cutting-edge business building, two residence halls and an innovative athletic field/parking structure combination.
At the heart of the campus, the new 98,000-square-foot library offers a wealth of print and computerized research tools that students can access from a variety of beautiful and functional study areas. Nearby, the Crowell School of Business houses tiered classrooms with Internet-ready seating and attractive meeting rooms equipped with some of the latest technology.
Ten residence halls and apartment complexes – including Hope Hall and Horton Hall, completed in 2003 and 2006 – make up just less than half of the building space on campus. Four on-campus dining locations – the Café, Eagles’ Nest, Common Grounds and The Talon – offer great-tasting fare and fun surroundings.
Among other highlights are Soubirou Hall, containing specialized classrooms for nursing instruction; Lansing Auditorium, a 450-seat concert hall with a fine pipe organ and excellent acoustics; the Rose of Sharon Chapel, a small chapel exclusively reserved for silent prayer and meditation; and a studio/production center for Film, TV, Radio and Journalism students.
Athletic and recreational facilities include a gymnasium-swimming complex with a short-course Olympic pool; six lighted tennis courts, softball and baseball diamonds; lighted outdoor courts for basketball and sand volleyball; an archery range; a well-equipped fitness center; and a natural-turf soccer practice field. The most recent addition is a synthetic turf soccer field surrounded by a three-lane, all-weather jogging track.
Just outside of the main campus, Biola has purchased several other facilities to keep up with the demands of steady growth. The Biola Professional Building – which houses the Biola Counseling Center and the administrative offices of the BOLD program – is less than half a mile from the northern edge of the main campus. To the southwest of the campus, six apartment complexes owned and operated by Biola provide a mix of housing for undergraduate, graduate and married students.