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. U.S. News & World Report ranks Biola as a first-tier national university — one of only three schools in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities to hold this distinction. The Princeton Review includes Biola on its list of “Best Western Colleges.”
The student-faculty ratio at Biola University is 15:1 with total student population of over 6000. The most popular majors at Biola University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; Visual and Performing Arts; Psychology; and Theology and Religious Vocations. The university has over 40 major academic fields of study in six schools (Cook School of Intercultural Studies, Crowell School of Business, Rosemead School of Psychology, School of Education, School of fine Arts and Communication, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Science, Technology and Health and Talbot school of Theology).
More than 90 % students rely on one or more forms of financial assistance. For international student, the type of financial is generally limited to institutional aid programs that are provided by Biola University. International applicants are expected to provide proof of financial support as to how they plan to meet the cost of education at Biola University. International Students are not eligible for the federal grants and loans through the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The federal and state financial aid programs require student to be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national (including natives of American Samoa or Swain’s Island), or permanent resident of the United States.
The vision of Biola University is to be identified among the world’s foremost Christ-centered universities — a community abiding in truth, abounding with grace and compelled by Christ’s love to be a relevant and redemptive voice in a changing world.
Notable Alumni: Charles Edward Fuller (American Christian clergyman and a radio evangelist.), Joslin "Josh" McDowell (Christian apologist, evangelist, and writer.), Wesley Kenneth “Wess” Stafford (Former president and CEO of Compassion International and an advocate for children), Todd Roland Worrell (retired professional baseball relief pitcher)
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