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A Top University for International Students

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Applying to Biola

Explore undergraduate and graduate programs, and explore the admissions requirements and application process.

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Explore Programs & Majors

Tuition, Costs and Scholarships

Explore the costs, scholarships and institutional aid for international students.

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I’ve Been Admitted. Now What?

From the enrollment process and applying for a visa, explore the next steps to say “Yes!” to Biola.

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Life in the U.S.

Check out the various resources and services for international students, and how to make a smooth transition to Southern California.

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Visa & Travel

Know what is needed to apply for a visa, transferring your I-20, traveling outside the U.S. and maintaining your visa status.

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Learn about on-campus employment at Biola, and explore your internship and career options.

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About Biola

Biola University is ranked as a top university for international students in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, and a top 10 "Best Christian Colleges in America" according to Niche's 2023 rankings. We offer on-campus, online and distance learning programs for students throughout the world — we welcome you to join our thriving international community!

Biblically Centered

Biola offers biblically centered education and all faculty, staff and students are professing Christians. Faith is integrated with learning in all our programs and you will be prepared to “think biblically about everything.”

Academic Reputation

Biola is ranked as a top university for international students in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, and recognized as one of America's top colleges by Forbes.

Faculty Achievement

Biola’s esteemed professors hold doctorates from some of the world’s leading universities, such as Cambridge, MIT and Stanford. A 15-to-1 student-faculty ratio allows students to receive personal attention and mentoring.

Community Life

There are many ways to find community at Biola. From GSPD, student clubs and events, there’s always something to do. Whether you are living on campus or commuting, build life-long relationships that last.


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

Majors & Programs

Biola offers more than 250 programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. With many options to choose from, explore the programs you’re interested in and talk to your admissions counselor if you have any questions.

Crowell School of

Lead as a competent business leader grounded in faith, and prepare for success in the business world through programs from B.S. in Business Administration to Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Snyder School of
Cinema and Media Arts

Biola’s film school is ranked as one of the top film schools by Variety and The Wrap. Explore programs from B.A. in Cinema and Media Arts to B.A. in Game Design and Interactive Media – your story matters here.

Talbot School of

Delve deep into Scripture and develop practical ministry skills to bring God’s truth and love to a world in need. Explore programs from B.A. in Bible, Theology and Ministry to M.A. – Christian Apologetics.

Rosemead School of

Study psychology at a top choice for Christian students wanting to integrate theology and psychology through programs from B.A. in Psychology to Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology.

School of
Science, Technology and Health

Join the next generation of healthcare professionals and discover how faith and science flourish together. Explore programs from B.S. in Computer Science and M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology.

School of

Educators have the ability to make a positive impact in the world. Whether you want to teach in a classroom or conduct research, be equipped through programs from B.A. in Liberal Studies, Elementary Education to M.A. in Teaching.

School of
Humanities and Social Sciences

Be trained to think deeply and cultivate wisdom to prepare for a wide range of vocations through our liberal arts programs from B.A. in English to B.A. in Political Science.

Cook School of
Intercultural Studies

Be equipped as an intercultural leader in a culturally diverse and globalizing world through programs from B.A. in Intercultural Studies to Doctor of Intercultural Studies.



Global Youth Scholars Program

Experience Biola's high quality education — taught by esteemed professors — and earn three transferable university credits with a discount.

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Visit Biola — in person or virtually.

Biola is located in the heart of Southern California, the hub of entertainment, cultural and vocational opportunities. Spread out across 95 acres in the city of La Mirada, the campus is sprawling with 40 major buildings, dining locations, recreational facilities and more. Come join us at one of our admissions events — in person or virtually — so that we can meet you and your family!

Option 1

Visit Biola

Explore admissions events, information sessions and 1:1 appointments to get to know Biola better.

Visit Biola

Option 2

Self-Guided Tour (Virtual)

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

Virtually Tour Biola

Option 3

Tour with a Biola Guide (Virtual)

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

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Contact Us

Undergraduate Prospective Students

Are you interested in applying to Biola as a first-time freshman or transfer student?

Graduate Prospective Students

Are you interested in applying to Biola as a graduate student?

Current Students

Do you want to get connected to the global community at Biola?

Do you have questions about your visa, travel or immigration documents?

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Meet the International Services Staff

Dong Chen

Director of International Admissions

Megan Mitts

Assistant Director of International Admissions

Ty Mussack

International Admissions Counselor for Undergraduate Students 

Ceressa Manzo

International Admissions Counselor for Graduate Students

Noelle Delacruz

Associate Director, Global Students Programs & Development

Janna Christian
Janna Christian

GSPD Administrative Coordinator

Alison Choi
Alison Choi

Student Immigration Services Specialist