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Biola University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 252 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 4 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

53% Women
47% Men


NAIA Division I

Golden State Athletic Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $78,775)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $56,179)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 28 - - -
Basketball 12 13 - Yes
Golf 12 5 - -
Soccer 22 25 - Yes
Softball - 13 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 8 15 - -
Tennis 8 10 - Yes
Track and Field, Indoor 28 31 - -
Track and Field, Outdoor 28 31 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 8 14 - -
Volleyball - 16 - Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - - Yes


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 13.7%
Black/non-Hispanic 3.8%
Hispanic 9.8%
Non-resident alien 7.1%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 5.8%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 59.1%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 20 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 1

Notable Alumni

  • Andy Luckey, writer, director, producer ("Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles")
  • Charles E. Fuller, founder of Fuller Theological Seminary
  • John F. MacArthur, president of The Master's College and The Master's Seminary
  • Joslin "Josh" McDowell, Christian apologist, evangelist, writer
  • Sikhanyiso Dlamini, Princess of Swaziland
  • Tim Worrell, MLB player
  • Todd Worrell, MLB player
  • Scott Derrickson, film director ("The Exorcism of Emily Rose")
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Randall from Compton, CA
  • 5
  • Every dorm on campus has something special about it. Biola is known for it's friendly, close-knit community. Each dorm has a lobby, kitchen, and laundry room. The campus also has…

  • May-29-2012 Read More
  • Shonette from Los Angeles, CA
  • 5
  • the community in biola dorms is unlike any other university. you are most likely to know every single person on your floor before the year or even semester is over.…

  • Feb-26-2012 Read More
  • Sydney from Paramount, CA
  • 4
  • Each dorm definitely has its own dynamic, but as a whole the community is very good. We have brother and sister floors, floor events, get your roommate a date, etc.…

  • Mar-19-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Nigel from South Gate, CA
  • Apr-03-2017 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The food here at Biola is fantastic, and is very healthy compared to that of other colleges I am currently considering.

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  • 2
  • Ralston from Santa Ana, CA
  • Jan-20-2016 I am a current student here

    One rough thing about this school is the cafeteria. It's pretty awful. Look up what is being served at the caf before you go, because often times, it's better to get food off campus and save that meal for one that won't be garbage.

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  • 5
  • Aaron from Downey, CA
  • Dec-30-2015 I am a current student here

    Quality cuisine, convenient food shops at the corners of campus, staff is always ready to help!

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  • 3
  • Payton
  • Dec-16-2015 I am a current student here

    Lacks a lot of options, but the food is good.

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  • 3
  • Emily from Ramona, CA
  • Dec-01-2015 I am a current student here

    The caf is substantially better than any other school cafeteria I have ever been to HOWEVER, sometimes they try too hard to be gourmet and, as a picky eater, it's sometimes hard for me to find something that I want to eat.

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  • 3
  • Sarah from Fair Oaks, CA
  • May-09-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Have yet to experience but my friend who visited said that the coffee spots around campus are super cute.

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  • 4
  • Michael from La Mirada, CA
  • Apr-14-2014 I am a current student here

    We have food serviced from Bon Appetit (search online for Bon Appetit Biola), which has a reputation for being one of the best in the industry as far as school cafeteria food. I enjoy much of the food here at the school cafeteria; it is not at all low quality by any means. The only reason I gave this a 4/5 was because it can feel like repetitive food selection.

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  • 5
  • Geoffrey from LA Mirada, CA
  • Mar-18-2014 I am a current student here

    Biola's cafeteria is better than most school cafeterias. Try to eat healthy so you can avoid picking up the freshman 15. Even though the cafeteria is great, after a year or two of attending, you will probably get tired of the food. This would be a great time to get an apartment and begin cooking your own meals.

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  • 5
  • Hayden from Fullerton, CA
  • Mar-10-2014 I am a current student here

    Biola has one of the most amazing cafeterias I have ever been too. Biola also has many other dining options, including the Crowell Cafeteria, Eagle's Nest, and Common Grounds. Usually the food is top-notch and yummy.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Emily from Ramona, CA
  • Dec-01-2015 I am a current student here

    None. Don't be confused by the dorms named Alpha and Sigma. These are not greek life houses. They are just dorms.

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  • 0
  • Glori from Cottonwood, CA
  • Aug-13-2013 I am a current student here

    There are no fraternities or sororities at Biola. However, there is one all-boys dorm, and one all-girls dorm. It's kind of a joke around Biola that they are the fraternity and sorority on campus.

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  • 0
  • Obama
  • Jul-28-2013 I am a current student here

    I think they have a Greek language class.... I think.

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