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Biola University is a private, co-educational, Evangelical Christian university located in La Mirada, California, United States of America. It is noted for its conservative theology. It was established on February 25, 1908 as Bible Institute of Los Angeles by Lyman Stewart, co-owner of the Union Oil Company of California and T. C. Horton, a well-known minister and Christian author. It was renamed as Biola College in 1949. On July 1, 1981, Biola COllege was raised to University status and was finally named Biola University. The schools under Biola University are as follows:
  • Crowell School of Business
  • Rosemead School of Psychology
  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Education
  • School of Intercultural Studies
  • School of Professional Studies
  • Talbot School of Theology
Biola's sports teams are known as the Eagles. Biola fields men's teams in baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis and track and field. Women participate in basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field and volleyball.

Profile of Biola UniversityBiola is in a large suburb, in La Mirada, California. The school has a Undenominational religious affiliation. Biola is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at the school earn degrees up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The most common major fields study at Biola include media.

Biola Selectivity

The school does not admit all applicants. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 500 to 630 for students at Biola. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 490 and 610. The school attracts a fair number of students from out of state.

Some professors at Biola are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members.

Student Enrolment

The school, in 2007, had 5, 830 students (4, 907 full-time equivalent).

Student Life
Dorm living is common. The school makes available student meal plans. Athletic teams at Biola belong to the Golden State Athletic Conference for major sports.

Biola Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Religion and Philosophy395missionary studies, philosophy and religious studies, bible studies, religious education, ministry, theology and religious vocations, theology, philosophy, . . .
Business and Management187business management, business
Education and Teaching131education, elementary school teaching, physical education teaching
Therapy and Counselling125psychology, clinical psychology, communication disorders
Liberal Arts112English, sociology, social studies, humanities, anthropology, history, Spanish language
Media99radio and television, communication studies, journalism
Science32biology, biochemistry, physical sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine31registered nursing
Music14various music studies
Fine Arts13fine arts, fine arts studies
Computer Science and Engineering7computer and info science
Drama and Performing Arts0drama
Contact: BiolaBiola University

13800 Biola Ave

La Mirada, California 90639-0001

General Phone: (562) 903-6000


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