Biola University

Biola University is an evangelical Christian university in La Mirada, California. The university is a liberal arts institution offering 40 undergraduate programs and 145 professional programs. Most of Biola's students are either Baptist or Evangelical Free; however, the university itself is officially non-denominational, and its students and faculty represent a wide range of perspectives. Biola is committed to conservative evangelical doctrine, in contrast to many other evangelical institutions which are more liberal or moderate.

There are a wide range of degree programs available at Biola University, including B.A., B.S., B.F.A., B.M., M.B.A., M.A., Th.M., M.Div., D.Miss., D.Min., Ed.D., Psy.D., and Ph.D programs. All degree programs include training in evangelical Christian doctrine, and all students must take 30 units of Bible classes. Because of this, all students, regardless of their chosen major, earn a minor in theological and Biblical studies.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Biola University 177th out of 281 national universities, in the publication's list of the "Best National Universities." It was included in the first tier of this list, and was one of only two universities in the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities to be ranked so well. Additionally, U.S. News listed Biola as one of America's 19 "Up and Coming" national universities.

Biola University now offers distance learning for its students in the form of online degrees and certficates. Online degree programs at Biola are designed to be convenient and flexible. The university's School of Arts and Sciences, School of Education and School of Intercultural Studies all offer online programs.

Quick Facts
Phone Number: (562) 903-6000
Address: 13800 Biola Ave, La Mirada, California 90639-0001
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Size: Medium ( 4,200+ undergrad, 1,900+ grad )
Award Levels: Batchelor's, Master's, Doctoral
In-State Tuition $ 27,801
Out-of-State Tuition $ 27,816
Online Degrees Offered: NO
Student-to-Faculty Ration: 17 to 1
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Biological and Biomedical Sciences
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Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
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Communication and Journalism
Radio and Television
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Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Computer Information Sciences
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences
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Elementary Education and Teaching
English Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Teaching English As A Second Language (esl) Instructor
English Language and Literature Letters
English Language and Literature
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Language Interpretation and Translation
Spanish Language and Literature
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Communication Sciences and Disorders
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities
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Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science
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Kinesiology and Exercise Science
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Philosophy and Religious Studies
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Physical Sciences
Clinical Psychology
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Political Science and Government
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Theology and Religious Vocations
Bible Biblical Studies
Divinity Ministry
Missions Missionary Studies and Missiology
Pastoral Studies Counseling
Religious Education
Religious Sacred Music
Theology Theological Studies
Theology and Religious Vocations
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