College Deliberately: Biola University

Biola University is a medium-sized, private not-for-profit, four-year University that emphasizes culture, religion and career located in a suburb of La Mirada, CA. It is known for Business/Commerce, Psychology and Philosophy and Religious Studies.

Biola University

place 13800 Biola Ave, La Mirada, CA 90639-0001
phone Phone: (562) 903-6000
web Web: https://www.biola.edu
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Campus StatusInitial Accreditation date
Biola UniversityMusic (MUS) – Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Not recognized by the USDE*
Biola UniversityNursing (NUR) – Baccalaureate program
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Not recognized by the USDE*
Biola UniversityArt and Design (ART) – Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Not recognized by the USDE*
Accreditors certify that the institution upholds high academic standards, and acts with integrity towards its students. Most institutions are reviewed on a 10-year cycle, with follow-up reviews at the 5-year mark.
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Student Centeredness

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Biola University is in NCAA Division II without football. The largest three sports are:
Sport Total Athletes
Baseball Men’s 36
Soccer Men’s 32
Soccer Women’s 30

The complete list of sports at Biola University is available for members.

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Tuition for Biola University is in the 88.9 percentile of all colleges and universities, which we classify as expensive.
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