Biola is ideally situated on the border of Los Angeles and Orange Counties, only minutes from beaches, mountains, bike paths, art galleries, and amusement parks. Downtown Los Angeles is a half-hour's drive from the campus. Disneyland is 12 miles southeast and Knott's Berry Farm is only six miles away. Within an hour's drive are such popular beach cities as Long Beach, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach and Laguna Beach.
In addition to the wealth of cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities, Southern California provides a wide array of ministry opportunities that Biola students pursue.