Biola University, founded in 1908, is a private Christian university located in Southern California on the border of Los Angeles and Orange counties in the city of La Mirada. For more than 100 years, Biola’s rich history has been shaped by an unwavering commitment to Jesus Christ and a firm foundation on the Word of God equipping men and women in mind and character to impact the world for the Lord Jesus Christ. Biola has remained committed to its biblical foundation, integrating biblical principles into every academic program.
As a community where all faculty, staff and students are professing Christians, Biola is committed to biblically centered education, intentional spiritual development and career preparation. With more than 145 academic programs in seven schools, Biola offers degrees ranging from B.A. to Ph.D. U.S. News & World Report recognizes Biola as a “National University,” which is considered the “major leagues” of higher education. Biola strives to produce graduates who have been strengthened in mind and character to live out a biblical Christian faith.
As a global center for Christian thought and an influential voice that addresses crucial cultural issues, Biola University aspires to lead, with confidence and compassion, an intellectual and spiritual renewal that advances the purpose of Christ.