- 4 Year
- LA MIRADA, CA
Biola University Reviews
Rating 3.96 out of 5 2,205 reviews
Biola focuses on community more than any other school I have witnessed. The classes are wonderful with professors who legitimately care about their students. I love it at Biola!
I am part of the online bachelors program. So far Biola has been incredibly quick to get back to me. Quickly supplying everything needed to start and maintain courses, Biola is very good at getting students to achieve their fullest.
Great environment helpful people. The school makes you feel at home. Staff at the school are always ready to help students
I went online my first year, I’m going in person this year. I’m so excited to go. I have a great friend group already that I met through online class and social media. Most professors were graceful and genuine.
All of my classes were online, so it was pretty rough. The first semester was hard for both the teachers and the students. There were a lot of technical issues on both sides that slowed us down. Socializing and collaboration was also a challenge that made it harder to stay on course. The second semester was a little better and more structured than the last, but still challenging. I was still able to do well overall in my classes. Some things did change as a result (open book/note tests). There were some issues with the online exams grading us incorrectly at times. It was hard, but I did get through it!
I've only been there 1 year online and it was rough, but I still love it! Teachers are kind and do their best to help students understand concepts well. I've met lots of new students and have been able to forge new friendships with them through lots of various activities. Overall it's a great place to be to learn about God with other like-minded people.
I do not take online, I do not plan on taking online. But I hear their program is very bad and not very helpful. They are limited in their courses.
I am very please with the whole school as a whole but they are not perfect. think it can be very boring but the campus is nice and great for studying.
It has a great community and the teachers great. They are really involved in the students lives and academics. Also the location is beautiful. And all the people are really nice and devoted to God.
I haven't done online courses personally but I'm sure it's as great as learning on-campus. Sorry for this section of the feedback
My online classes were during the beginning of covid, so it was rushed and stressful but they made the best of the situation.
Biola is a great school, very safe, and a positive environment. Any parent should feel comfortable sending their kids here. There are so many extracurricular activities to get involved in, and there are many people there that care for your well being. It's in a good location, within walking distance of food and grocery stores, so no car necessary. Nice staff, and clean campus.
I love the community and the staff are all excellent and very caring. If you are looking for a school with a strong Christian community in California, this is the place to go!
Honestly not the worst. Most teachers have been accommodating and classes are not that long or super difficult.
Biola was a very different experience for me since it was a Christian college. All my life I went to public school, making it was a bit of a cultural shock. Some of my classes varied in size, one of my classes had four people, others were an average size of thirty, and some were up to eighty students. I loved being on campus and felt safe no matter the time of day. All students were very welcoming and had school spirit. I appreciated all of my professors because they really cared for their students and wanted to know each one of their students. Some professors would email you if they noticed you were not in class that day to make sure you were okay. This example was set by the president of Biola was very interactive with the student body and professors. He would always walk around starting conversations and showing up to all athletic events.
Professors were very speedy when it came to grading and emails. If you emailed them you should expect an email within 24 hours. We used canvas and it was very easy to turn in assignments.
Amazing Southern California Christian college experience. The professors are amazing here. They truly are present and care about each student not just during their time in the classes, but years after. The Bible classes were a highlight as they stayed focus on hard truth amidst a changing world rewriting what truth is. One of the best aspects of the academics is the ability to disagree while having space to still love one another. Overall, the school provided a hermaclated space of safety to grow and explore ideas before entering into the world beyond. I love Biola, and all the people who shaped me there!
Online learning was a new experience, but one I quickly adapted to and was guided through well. Biola communicated very well on how to do school online, and has tried all things in their control for the betterment of students.
Biola University is an amazing place to be. The community is so welcoming and I felt at home within the first month on campus. The students have no problem helping out if you are having trouble or lost.
The online learning at Biola was something that I was not anticipating. With the closing of in person classes, the first semester when we had transitioned to online was great. The professors had reached out to us and did their best to make sure that we were still on track to pass the class. When fall semester came around some professors were very helpful while others were focused on just getting through the lessons. It was hard to learn mainly because I had to teach myself a lot of the things but having help from other students was the best experience out of it all. I had made friends that I most likely would not have if we were to have been in person. The online learning experience was rough for me but I cannot wait to go back to campus.