Biola University

13800 Biola Avenue

La Mirada, CA 90639-0001

General Information

Type: Private institution
Year Founded: 1908
Religious Affilation: Christian interdenominational
Academic Calendar: 4-1-4
Size of Undergraduate Student Body: 3,794
Geographical Setting: Suburban
Endowment: $35,755,000


Application Fee: $45
Application Deadline: March 1
Selectivity: More selective


Tuition and Fees: $23,782
Room/Board: $7,440

Student Services

Basic Services Offered: nonremedial tutoring, health service, health insurance
Remedial Services Offered: reading, math, writing, study skills
Counseling Services Offered: minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious, other


Career Services Offered: on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other

Students That Enter the Job Market…

Within 6 Months of Graduation: 50%
Within 1 Year of Graduation: 60%
Within 2 Years of Graduation: N/A
Firms that Hire Most Graduates: Local Unified School Districts, Biola University, local churches and para-church organizations, city offices, Disneyland, Evangelical Christian Credit Union and other Christian organizations or Christian based companies, social services agencies, Habitat


Does the school have a library on campus? – Yes
Is it a member of a library consortia? – Yes
Number of books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents: 279,560
Number of current serial subscriptions: 13,123
Number of microforms: 570,437
Number of audiovisuals: 15,350
Number of ebooks: 42,000
Other library facilities: Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC)
Southern California Theological Library Association (SCATLA)

Museums or other Special Academic Buildings on Campus: media center, electron microscope, on-campus radio station, TV/film studio, art studio, art gallery, recording studio, concert hall with pipe organ, MIDI lab for music composition, electronic piano lab


Is a computer course required? – No
Is a computer required? – No
Number of available computers for all students: 165
Available internet access? – Yes
Available email accounts? – Yes
Computers available in: computer center/labs, residence halls, library

Number of available wired connections available in…

The Library (not including computer labs): 155
Classrooms: 94
Labs: 29
Other areas: 2,426

Is there a wireless network? – Yes
Where is wireless available? – in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
Wireless simultaneous connection capacity: 100

Recommended operating system: Mac
Percentage of hosting units owned by college for internet access: 100%
Are students permitted to have webpages? – Yes
Is there online registration? – Yes


Campus Safety Services Offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life Overview

Percentage of undergrads that live in college-owned housing: N/A
Percentage of Male Undergrads Living in Fraternities: N/A
Percentage of Female Undergrads Living in Sororities: N/A
Percentage of students on campus on weekends: N/A

College Housing

Does the school offer students housing? – Yes
Percentage of students living in college-owned housing: N/A
Housing available for all unmarried students? – Yes
If on-campus housing is unavailable, does school provide assistance? – Yes
Available types of campus housing: women’s dorms (15%), apartment for single students (15%), other housing options (70%)

Percentage of college-owned housing units that are…

Singles: 2%
Doubles: 38%
Triples or Suites: 53%
Apartments: 7%
Other: N/A

Number of college-owned housing buildings: 12

Percentage of college-owned housing units that have…

A sprinkler system: 8%
Fire alarms: 100%
Wired high-speed internet access: 100%

Campus Size: 95 acres

Transportation (distances in miles)

Nearest airport(s): Los Angeles (25), Orange County (22)
Nearest train station: Fullerton (9)
Nearest bus station: Norwalk (4)
Does public transportation serve campus? – Yes
Are all students allowed to have cars on campus? – Yes
Percentage of students with cars on campus: 70%

Student Employment

Is there school employment? – Yes
Percent of undergraduates that worked on campus in 2005-2006: – 37%
Average undergraduate wage: 3,000
Are freshmen discouraged from working their first term? – No

Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC)

Army ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (California State University, Fullerton)
Navy ROTC Not offered
Air Force ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (Loyola Marymount University)

Rules and Regulations

Is legal alcohol permitted on campus? – No
Other policies: class attendance policies set by individual instructors, dress/hair code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited, other


Most popular events: Tu Eco (Hispanic Concert), BAB (Betty Ask Bob), Mock Rock, Spring Banquet, Torrey Conference, Missions Conference, The Eddy, Blue Christmas, Get Your Roommate a Date (GYRAD), Floor Events.