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Biblically Centered Education In Southern California


Biola is one of only a few Christian universities in the United States selected for U.S. News & World Report’s list of the “Top Universities for International Students.”

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Shaping the future, guided by grace.

As one of America’s leading Christian universities in quality and innovation, Biola University has a strong record of preparing international students for successful and meaningful careers. Biola was recently recognized as one of America’s top 10 “Up and Coming” national universities and one of only a few Christian universities to be recognized on the “Top Universities for International Students” list by U.S. News and World Report.

Biola’s nine schools offer more than 150 academic programs at the bachelor’s through doctoral levels, enrolling more than 6,000 students online, in distance learning programs throughout the world and at our campus near Los Angeles—a global center for business, technology, and entertainment.

History & Heritage Mission, Vision & Values Location

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#2 among all universities in student reviews

College Consensus, 2018

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America’s Top 10 “Up and Coming” National Universities

U.S. News & World Report, 2015

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1 of the top Universities for International Students

U.S. News and World Report

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1 of Seven Faith-based Schools Worth Attending

Former United States Secretary of Education William J. Bennett, Is College Worth It?, 2013

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A “Best Western” University

Princeton Review

  • “One special thing about professors in Biola is that they are not just teachers academically, but they also care about you out of class. This shows that Biola cares about more than one’s academic life, but also the holistic growth of the person during these valuable years of college.”

    Yan Lung, CHINA
  • “Biola University shares Christian values as well as academic rigor in a loving community setting. The student body shares their love for God and ambition for knowledge. This balance of Christian values and academics is well-known worldwide. Also, the Biola alumni network is a family that helps build one another for success. Biola truly is a place for bright students to design their future with passions and dreams.”

    Sarah, Seoul Korea
  • “The Professors are constantly integrating both an academic discipline and Christianity allowing for deeper knowledge of the subject. They are continually applying Christian concepts to real world work situations fitting for each academic discipline.”

    Ye Jeong
  • “Studying at Biola has been an amazing blessing. I am so thankful for the opportunities to serve and work on campus through internships, mission trips, and student-led clubs. As I continue my studies in Communication Sciences and Disorders, I am excited to use speech therapy to impact the world and share the love and power of Christ!“

    Hekyung, South Korea
    Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • “My time in Biola so far has been incredible, the faculty and staff are really kind and helpful.“

    Alden, Jakarta, Indonesia
    Communication Studies
  • “I have really enjoyed my experience in Biola so far. The community here is incredible and the people here are really kind and friendly. My classes so far have also been enjoyable, and I can see that the professors really care about their students.”

    Greg, Psychology
    Jakarta, Indonesia
  • “Biola University is a special place in my heart when everybody put God in every action of their life. Small classrooms create a study environment where I can get to know my professor and easily discuss many topics. Besides that, the study environment on campus is very healthy, and it’s fascinating to witness such a big community of people who have the same belief as I do, from every staff to students.”

    Biological Sciences

All that Southern California has to offer

Spread out across 95 acres in residential La Mirada, the campus offers more than 1 million square feet of building space in 40 major buildings — several of which have been built or significantly renovated in the past decade to enhance education, research, community life and the overall student experience. Recent enhancements include business and theology buildings, a state-of-the-art cinema and media arts production center, the Mosaic Cultural Center and the Alton and Lydia Lim Center for Science, Technology and Health.


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Strengthen Your Mind, Deepen Your Faith

You can’t help but get swept up in this place. The traditions – Mock Rock, Nationball, Flannels and Flapjacks. The welcoming environment – the beautiful grounds. And the contagious positivity of our bright-minded, vibrant community of Christian students. Each one of them enthusiastic to share their hearts, engage the world and give each other permission to exceed expectations.


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