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.
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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 & World Report. Biola’s nine schools offer more than 150 academic programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels, enrolling more than 6,000 students at the La Mirada campus, online and in distance programs throughout the world.
Biola’s on-campus, online and distance programs enroll 6,095 students from around the world, including 4,048 undergraduates and 2,124 graduate students.
U.S. News & World Report ranks Biola as a first-tier national university and on its selective list of universities with “Best Undergraduate Teaching.” The Princeton Review includes Biola on its list of “Best Western Colleges.”
Biola’s esteemed professors hold doctorates from some of the world’s leading research universities, such as Cambridge, MIT, Cornell, Stanford and Oxford. A 15-to-1 student-faculty ratio allows students to receive personal attention and mentoring.
Biola prepares students to “think biblically about everything,” which is why all undergraduates complete 30 credits of Bible and theology classes — qualifying most students for a minor in biblical and theological studies.
Biola’s 95-acre campus in La Mirada is less than 25 miles from beaches, Disneyland, the Hollywood Bowl and other iconic Southern California locations. Newsweek has named Biola one of “25 Great Schools With Great Weather.”
Biola is consistently recognized for its leadership in campus safety. A 2019 analysis from Safe At Last placed Biola within the top 50 “Safest Colleges in America.”
Biola distributes more than $55 million in scholarships each year to students, and about 84 percent of Biola students receive some form of aid. Student affordability was the highest priority in the university’s recent historic fundraising campaign that raised $214 million.
Biola is committed to building a community of cross-cultural, globally aware Christians, and provides leadership in this area through such initiatives as Student Enrichment and Intercultural Development, the Mosaic Cultural Center and the Student Congress on Racial Reconciliation.