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A Top University for International Students

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Why Biola?

Biola University is ranked as a top university for international students in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, and one of the "Best in the West" colleges by Princeton Review. We offer on-campus, online and distance learning programs for students throughout the world – we welcome you to join our thriving global community!

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About Biola


Established in 1908, Biola is one of America’s leading Christian universities and ranked in the first tier for national universities in the United States.


With more than 150 academic programs, and nearly 85% of faculty holding their doctorate degree, Biola is committed to your academic success.

Student Population

Biola has more than 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students, with about 600 global students from over 40 countries.


Biola is strategically located between Los Angeles and Orange County in Southern California, and minutes away from hundreds of internship, career and ministry opportunities.


Biola is recognized for its leadership in campus safety, and is ranked within the top “50 Safest Colleges in America” by Safe At Last (2019).

Undergraduate Students

Biola is a globally minded liberal arts university with over 4,000 undergraduate students. Whether you decide to pursue the sciences or humanities, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from some of the most respected professors in America, and gain experience through internships and mentorships.

Graduate Students

Your mission should change the way you lead – and learn. Come join one of Biola’s top-tier graduate programs with degrees ranging from Master’s to Doctorate to advance your calling and career. Explore our graduate schools and programs.


English Language Program (ELP)

The English Language Program (ELP) at Biola University offers an immersive language-learning experience for international students and students for whom English is not their primary language. The program is for both undergraduate and graduate students, and currently offers two tracks: Language-Learning Track and Degree Track.

Explore ELP

Visa Process

If you are coming on Biola’s campus to study as an undergraduate, graduate or ELP student, or transferring from another school within the United States, you will need to complete the visa process to legally study as an international student.

Explore the Visa Process

Take a Virtual Tour of Biola

Option 1

Self-Guided Tour

Use our virtual tour platform to take a self-guided tour through campus.

Option 2

Tour with a Biola Guide

One of our current students will give you a live virtual tour of Biola’s campus!

Register for a Tour

Let's Connect

Biola's International Admissions team would love to connect with you! We understand that there may be a time difference, so we want to provide as many options for you. Explore the opportunities below.

Virtual Advising

Come join a virtual advising session with an International Admissions team member.

Undergraduate Students


Graduate Students


Phone Appointment

Make a 1:1 phone appointment with an International Admissions team member.

Undergraduate Students

Ty Mussack
International Admissions Counselor
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International Admissions Representative
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Graduate Students

Whitney Spradley
Assistant Director of International Students
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Ty Mussack
International Admissions Counselor (ELP)
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International Admissions Representative
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Upcoming Events

Information Session

Come join an information session hosted by the International Admissions team. Whether you are just exploring Biola or you have been admitted, get your questions answered.

More information coming soon.

Virtual Events

Explore virtual events hosted by our admissions events team. Get connected with other students, faculty members, admissions counselors and more!

View virtual events

Global Student Orientation

The Global Student Programs and Development (GSPD) will host an orientation for Biola’s new global students. Airport pickups may also be available.

View undergraduate orientation

View graduate orientation

Meet the International Admissions Team

Fitsum MulatFitsum Mulat

Director of International Admissions

Whitney SpradleyWhitney Spradley

Assistant Director of International Admissions

Paulina LimchaiyawatPaulina Limchaiyawat

International Admissions Coordinator

Rachel KimRachel Kim

International Admissions Counselor (Freshman)

Ty MussackTy Mussack

International Admissions Counselor (Transfer, Readmit, Athlete)

Ceressa ManzoCeressa Manzo

International Graduate Admissions Counselor

Jin CuiJin Cui

International Outreach Specialist
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