Biola University, or the Bible Institute of Los Angeles, is a private college located in sunny southern California. Biola was founded in 1913, and for over 100 years has been committed to building a community of staff, faculty and students who all willingly profess the Christian faith.
The vision of Biola University is to be acknowledged as one of the front-runners in Christian higher education. Biola desires to have a community that “abides in truth, abounds in grace and and is compelled by Christ’s love to be a relevant and redemptive voice in a changing world.” The mission of Biola is “biblically centered education, scholarship and service-equipping men and women in mind and character to impact the world for the Lord Jesus Christ.”
Biola University is located on 95 acres in La Mirada, California, on the border of Los Angeles and Orange counties. Within a half hour are several of southern California’s premier beaches, including Laguna Beach, Huntington Beach and Long Beach. Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm are approximately 25 minutes from the campus. Downtown Los Angeles is a half hour drive from the campus, and many activities, from professional sports to the LA art scene are close. San Diego and SeaWorld is a two hour drive to the south, and Hollywood is about 45 minutes away. Several airports are close to Biola, including LAX, LA Ontario, John Wayne and Long Beach. Public transportation is easy to navigate and is available right from the Biola campus.
Biola offers many different degree programs at all different levels, from undergraduate to Ph.D., and also offers online and off campus programs to suit a variety of students. Biola’s six schools offer over 45 different areas of specialty. The six schools are Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Intercultural Studies, Rosemead School of Psychology and Talbot School of Theology.
Biola offers a study abroad program with over 20 possible locations for students to choose. The Torrey Honor’s college is a unique experience offered to Biola students who are up to an academic challenge.
Biola offers many graduate programs, from master’s level to Ph.D, so continuing your education past an undergraduate degree at Biola is seamless.
The Biola University Eagles have a rich tradition of athletic excellence. Biola athletes compete as a part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, and is a member of the Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC). For male athletes, Biola offers the following sports: basketball, baseball, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, and track and field. For women, Biola has team sports in basketball, cross country, golf, softball, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field and volleyball.
Tuition & Financial Aid
The tuition at Biola is charged at a flat fee for 12-18 credits per semester, at $16,661. Above 18 credits or below 12 credits, a fee of $1,389 per credit is charged. On campus room and board costs depend on the dormitory selected, and the annual cost ranges from $4,900 to $6,300.
Biola offers several financial aid options outside of government aid. Scholarships are available for students based upon need, academic performance and athletics.
Biola is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Several schools in the Biola family have received professional accreditation for their programs of study.
Application deadlines to start at Biola in the Fall semester is November 15th for early action 1, January 15th for Early Action 2 and March 1st for regular admission. Application decisions are mailed out by January 15th, February 15th and April 1st, respectively.
For more information contact:
Office of Admission
13800 Biola Ave.
La Mirada, CA 90639