History, Affiliations & Rankings
Biola University was founded in 1908 as the Bible Institute of Los Angeles by Lyman Stewart. Biola University is a private educational institution located in La Mirada, California, United States. The institution is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission. Biola University has gained over 10 accreditation and 25 affiliations in its longstanding history. The University was recognized as one of America’s top 10 “up and coming” national universities by U.S. News & World Report 2020 Edition.
Infrastructure, Campus & Course
La Mirada campus is 95-acres and less than 25miles away from beaches, the Hollywood Bowl, Disneyland, and other iconic Southern California locations. The university has over a hundred buildings forming its network of nine schools. The schools are offering courses in the field of Business, Psychology, Fine Arts and Communication, Humanities and Social Sciences, Education, Intercultural Studies, Theology, Science, Technology and Health and Cinema and Media Arts.
Accomplishments & Alumni
Apart from the academic credentials, Newsweek named Biola as one of the “25 Great Schools With Great Weather”.
Notable alumni include politician John Randolph Thune, American psychologist Lauren Elizabeth Maltby, Tennis player Michael Te-Pei Chang, TV Personality Cassandra Ann Randolph, and Scott Derrickson, American film director, producer, and screenwriter.
Student Diversity & Visiting Companies
The university caters to a wide range of educational needs of over 6,000 students who represent over 25 different countries. The university is predominantly female with approximately 64% women undergraduate students. Roughly 269 international students at Biola University representing at least 27 countries also pursue their academic goals. The majority of students, 76% come from California. The student-faculty ratio is a healthy 14:1.
Top organizations where the alumni work includes Kaiser Permanente, Azusa Pacific University, Starbucks, Saddleback Church, California Baptist University, Los Angeles Unified School District, Disneyland Resort.
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