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Biola University

Be brilliant for Christ.

Develop a bold faith for a bright future at Biola — the most comprehensively Christian university in North America.

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Recognition and Rankings

Ranked #1 Among Christian Universities

Biola is the most comprehensively Christian university in North America, scoring #1 overall — out of 562 Christian colleges and universities — for making faith central to its identity, curriculum, community and policies, according to research published in the book Christian Higher Education: An Empirical Guide.

As a premier Christian university, Biola is also recognized for:

  • Top 50 Colleges

    for Student Experience

    The Wall Street Journal

  • Top 50 National Universities

    for “Best Undergraduate Teaching”

    U.S. News and World Report

  • Top 10 “Best Christian

    Colleges in America”


  • ★ ★ ★ ★

    One of America’s Best Colleges


  • One of 30 “Top Film

    Schools in North America”


  • One of America’s

    Top Colleges


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Hello Biola

Join us on July 29 for our admitted students event! Meet with academic advisors, complete enrollment steps, tour your future dorm and connect with other incoming students.

In-Person Tour

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A Place to Belong and Become

Develop a brilliant mind and a resilient faith within Biola's vibrant all-Christian community of students and scholars. Choose from more than 250 academic programs from the undergraduate to doctoral levels — offered in Southern California and online — that will equip you for a thriving life and career.

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Scholarships & Affordability

Biola offers you up to $23,000 per year in academic scholarships — and that's just the start of your scholarship and grant opportunities. Each year, Biola awards more than $70 million in aid to students. Factor in discounted summer courses, accelerated programs and other cost-saving options, and there are many ways to make a premier education attainable for families from all backgrounds.

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Deborah Zewdie

The most important part of my life here at Biola is definitely the word of God. I'm so grateful to be able to study the Bible academically, and be formed spiritually with my peers. That brings me to the second most important thing, which is my friends, with whom I've grown so much in my faith in just the past two years alone.

Deborah Zewdie
Biological Science
Brian Ybarra

I value Biola’s closely knit, Christ-centered community. Biola does not only advertise as this, but it is truly shown in every student, professor, and faculty member on campus, which I am extremely grateful for.

Brian Ybarra
Political Science
Olivia Fink

I value the genuine, Christian community of peers and professors, whom God has used to grow me not just academically, but personally and spiritually also.

Olivia Fink

Where Opportunities Abound

Surrounded by Southern California

There's no better place to be a college student than Southern California, one of the greatest destinations on earth. Biola's safe and inviting campus — located in the heart of this global economic and cultural hub — surrounds you with countless opportunities for internships, research and adventure.

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Learn about Biola's mission, vision, history, location, outcomes and leadership.


Explore the programs, schools, centers and faculty that make Biola distinct.


Find admission requirements and apply to become a Biola student.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Find program costs and learn about scholarship, grant and loan opportunities.

Student Life

Explore our vibrant, authentic community in the heart of Southern California.

News & Events

Browse upcoming events, read faculty blogs and catch up on the latest news.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Biola University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its policies, programs and activities. For more details, read Biola’s Non-Discrimination Policy.