Why Choose Biola?
Receive a Premier Christian Education
Biola is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best Christian universities — known for leading academic programs in business, film, science and more. As you pursue a top-tier education, you’ll also grow closer to God and develop a deeper faith through biblically integrated curriculum and spiritual formation.
Join a Vibrant All-Christian Community
At Biola, your faith is built up — not undermined. Here, you’ll be welcomed into an all-Christian community of students and professors who share an understanding of what matters most. Whatever your background or interests, Biola’s vibrant, diverse community offers you a place to belong.
Be Equipped for a Thriving Career
Finding your dream job isn’t a do-it-yourself activity. Biola offers practical preparation and personal guidance to equip you for a thriving life and career. Our home in the heart of Southern California — a global economic and cultural hub — surrounds you with a wealth of professional opportunities.
Experience a Worthwhile Investment
College can be expensive, but Biola’s generous scholarships, accelerated program options, expert academic advisors and commitment to affordability can help you achieve your education on time and on budget — and launch you into a career that provides a strong return on your investment.
Surrounded by Southern California
There’s no better place to be a college student. Biola’s safe and inviting campus on the border of Los Angeles and Orange counties surrounds you with SoCal’s rich culture, excitement and professional opportunities.
You can enjoy the sand, sun and ocean water, and even some sports through the annual Vans US Open of Surfing — the world’s largest action sports event.
The City of Irvine
Irvine is a growing hub for big tech, with companies like Google, Amazon and Microsoft setting up offices in the city.
Immerse yourself in the world of Disney with fun rides, delicious food and exciting shows! You can also enjoy Disney California Adventure Park right next door.
L.A. is a global hub of art, food, entertainment and professional opportunities — all just a short drive up the 5 Freeway!
The J. Paul Getty Museum
Commonly known as "the Getty," this world-renowned museum is home to artwork from Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Monet and more.
Located in the Hollywood Hills, this iconic amphitheater has been named one of the 10 best live music venues in America.
Angeles National Forest
Hiking, camping, picnicking, and more — Angeles National Forest has everything you need to fulfill your outdoorsy spirit!
Big Bear Lake
This year-round destination is ideal for any outdoor activity you could imagine — snowboarding, skiing, mountain biking and more!
More Affordable Than You Think
Our expert financial aid team helps Biola work for families from all backgrounds. Right now, all in-person freshmen and transfer students receive our largest scholarships ever — up to $21,000 per year (and at least $12,000 per year) in academic scholarships from Biola. And that’s just the start of your financial aid opportunities.
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Live on Campus
Biola’s residence halls are some of the safest, cleanest and highest-quality in the country. But don’t take our word for it: In the 2022 Niche Best Colleges list of the “Best College Dorms in America,” Biola ranks 37th overall — out of almost 1,400 universities!
Live at Home
Over 38% of Biola undergraduates live off campus, an option to save money and enjoy a closer connection with family. Thanks to our many clubs, events and Commuter Life activities, you have plenty of ways to get plugged in and make the most of your college experience.
If you’re looking for a fully online program, Biola’s online bachelor’s programs offer you a flexible education at a special low tuition rate — while also allowing you to learn online from the same professors who teach in Biola’s on-campus programs.