The Princeton Review included Biola in their 2024 Best Regional Colleges list. Biola is one of 79 best colleges in the publication’s “Best in West” category. According to Princeton Review, colleges classified on this list are academically distinguished and deserving of prospective students’ attention in their college search.

“It's no surprise to me, even just three months into my time here, that Biola University is named a best regional college,” said Mark Muha, vice president of student development. “Biola has long had a compelling reputation as an institution that takes seriously the whole-person formation of the student and prepares them to engage the world in their careers and communities. Biola students get to learn and grow on a beautiful campus in Southern California only minutes from the ocean and surrounded in SoCal by multiple national parks, world-class culinary options, and endless opportunities to enjoy and serve the local community.”

Princeton Review has formulated a method that provides a numerical base to compare student opinions across college campuses. Students surveyed shared that the Biola community has “a strong sense of biblical foundation,” as it, “does not shy away from being counter cultural in order to prepare students to preach the gospel in fields like journalism, physics, or psychology.” Faith-based integrative methods are highlighted as a strength of the university as well.

A consensus-based assessment was also conducted regarding non-academic activities in the Biola community. Students noted the accessibility from campus to visit the beach, Griffith Park, Joshua Tree National Park, hiking, shopping and more. Students also expressed an affection for the communal environment they have experienced both in Café Biola, and as they study in the dorms.

Biola has been recognized on several other national ranking lists this fall, including the U.S. News and World Report “Best National University Rankings” list as well as’s “2024 Best Colleges in America.”

Read more at Biola’s Princeton Review profile

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