International Students

Founded in 1908, Biola University is known for its excellent community that includes students from around the world. U.S. News & World Report ranks Biola in the top tier of their "best national universities" category, reinforcing Biola's strong reputation and premier undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs. If you are an international student and are interested in learning more about Biola University, explore this site to find out more!

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Located in Southern California

Biola is located in La Mirada, Calif., a peaceful and safe residential city. Located just miles from campus are research centers, museums, beautiful beaches, mountains and amusement parks — such as Disneyland.

Rigorous Academic Programs

Offering over 40 majors and 80 concentrations, Biola's academic programs equip students to enter the workforce with confidence or to pursue graduate studies in their fields.

Biblically Centered Education

Classes at Biola are taught with a sound integration of the Christian faith so students are prepared to engage in their fields, reflecting the character of Christ in all that they do.

Caring Christian Community

At Biola, you will find a warm community of students, staff and faculty who live out their faith authentically. Focused on serving global students, Global Students Program & Development provides community-building opportunities.


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Financial Aid

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Life at Biola

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