- 4 Year
- La Mirada, CA
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Biola University is a nationally ranked Christian university in beautiful Southern California. Founded in 1908, Biola offers biblically centered education, intentional spiritual development and vocational preparation in a unique learning community where all faculty, staff and students are professing Christians.
Biola is consistently ranked among the nation’s foremost Christian universities by U.S. News & World Report. Biola’s nine schools offer more than 150 academic programs at the bachelor’s through doctoral levels, enrolling over 6,000 students in La Mirada, online, and in distance programs worldwide. Biola is home to the Torrey Honors Institute, a world leading, classically based honors program for students of any major, and the Stewart Honors program for STEM students.
Biola’s 95-acre campus is less than 25 miles from iconic Southern California locations. Biola’s athletic program competes in NCAA Division II. Over two-thirds of Biola students receive financial aid.
Biola University Rankings
Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.
Will You Get In?
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 128 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 158 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 157 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Business113 Graduates
- Psychology79 Graduates
- Cinematography and Video Production62 Graduates
- Elementary Education46 Graduates
- Communications42 Graduates
- Nursing39 Graduates
- Sociology37 Graduates
- Communication Disorders36 Graduates
- Accounting33 Graduates
- Liberal Arts and Humanities33 Graduates
Nationally Leading Honors Education
The Torrey Honors Institute brings together curious, sharp thinkers from all majors and backgrounds to pursue goodness, truth, and beauty. Read and discuss culture-shaping texts in tightly-knit cohorts, exploring enduring questions together while guided by faculty mentors. It’s an innovative classical honors program with Christ at the center.
- World Influencers and Thinkers for Christ29%
- Christ centered students28%
- Sheltered and Friendly3%
- of students say they don't have Greek life. 149 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 198 responses
- Helping students to impact the world for the Lord44%
- Think Biblically about everything21%
- A place to grow spiritually14%
- Glory to God13%
- Home away from home2%
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 79 responses