Biola University | University Info | 13 Online Courses in English -

Biola University

Biola University is a nationally ranked Christian university in the heart of Southern California. Founded in 1908, Biola offers biblically centered education, intentional spiritual development and vocational preparation within a unique learning community where all faculty, staff and students are professing Christians.



Biola University traces its origins to the Bible Institute of Los Angeles established in 1908 by Lyman Stewart, founder and president of the Union Oil Company, and the Rev. T.C. Horton, two men of extraordinary vision and commitment to Christian higher education.


At Biola, you’ll experience a nationally ranked university with a rich intellectual and spiritual heritage — a community rooted deeply in Christian thought and committed to the relentless pursuit of knowledge and truth. Explore what makes our academic experience distinct.

  • Undergraduate Education
  • Graduate Education
  • Online Education


The Office of Institutional Research exists to promote the competent and efficient use of data to inform and support decision-making that enhances Biola University’s capacity to impact the world for the Lord Jesus Christ.


Student services

At Biola University, there are more programs, events, and opportunities than you might expect. Student Orientation Services (SOS) is a diverse group of student leaders that has been trained to help you find your way as you enter this new community. We will do our best to help you connect with other students, faculty, ministries, and a local church.

Housing services

Blolag suburban campus sits on the border of Orange and Los Angeles countles, puttlng students just a half-hour away from the entertainment, cultural riches and Internship opportunities of downtown Los Angeles. Living and learning here surrounded by hundreds of passionate believers will be one of the most memorable, academically challenging and spiritually enriching times in your life.

Library services

The Biola Library has been a vital part of Biola since the founding of the Bible Institute of Los Angeles in 1908. Originally located in the main building at Sixth and Hope in downtown Los Angeles, the Library received its own building in the form of Rose Memorial Library on the La Mirada campus in 1959. 

ICT services

We provide innovative, cost effective technology services that enable and support Biola in carrying out its mission and vision. Call, visit, email, or chat with the IT Helpdesk to report a problem or request assistance -- we are here to help.

Medical services

Health insurance is required of all students enrolled in 7 or more La Mirada campus units and/or with living arrangements in housing with a residence life program. All students that qualify under this requirement are automatically enrolled in the Student Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan and charged all applicable fees. 

Student Life

Campus life

Biola University’s residential communities are designed to cultivate student flourishing in and outside the classroom. Learn about our emphasis on transformational relationships, inclusive environments and enriching programs.

Sports facilities

  • Athletes are welcome at Biola. Whether you want to put on the uniform and represent Biola against other PacWest schools, or you just want to compete with friends against other students on campus, get ready to test your athletic ability (or just have some fun!).
  • The different types of athletic competition at Biola each have their own level of intensity and required commitment. Different sports are offered at different levels, and if you don't feel like playing, you can always just be a fan.

Student clubs

More than 65 student clubs and organizations. On-campus events. Intramural and club sports programs. You’ll never run out of opportunities to try something new and activate you.


Biola University holds institutional accreditation from the WASC Senior College and University Commission (1961). In addition, the institution and some specific programs are accredited by:

  • American Psychological Association (1980)
  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (1997)
  • Association of Theological Schools (1977)
  • Association of Christian Schools International (1970)
  • California Commission for Teacher Preparation and Licensing (1960)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (2007)
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design (1998)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (1970)
  • State of California Board of Registered Nursing (1966)

La Mirada, California, United States

Other programmes from this organisation


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!