Biola University is home to purposeful learners and compassionate leaders who want to see their communities and industries shaped by the grace and truth of Christ. Together, we pursue spiritual depth, professional excellence, and personal transformation—stepping boldly toward who we were created to become.
Faith that engages the world
True faith involves asking the hard questions, and we’ll be the first to admit that we don’t have all the answers. However, we are convinced that biblical truth should and does inform every aspect of the way we learn from, interact with, and respond to the world around us. That’s why we offer numerous Bible courses and weave biblical integration into every discipline. And because our community is composed entirely of professing Christians, Christ is at our center individually and institutionally.
Our faith is far from anti-intellect. On the contrary, we take the commandment to love God with all our minds seriously. Curiosity and critical thinking shape learning in each of our 40+ majors and 150+ academic programs, unique study abroad opportunities, and the respected Torrey Honors Institute. Mentorship matters, so we keep our classes small with a student-faculty ratio of 14:1. The quality of our education has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, Forbes, and more.
Community of belonging
If you ask alumni or current students about what sets Biola apart, a theme will quickly emerge: They’ll want to tell you about our community. They’ll describe an eagerness that welcomes new relationships and adventures, true belonging matched by a call to become more like Christ, freedom to grow, and an energy that’s contagious. On our campus, you’ll encounter love in its least cliché form—a love that is active, authentic, and redemptive.
It’s also a love that demands humility and a willingness to learn from one another. The strength of our community can be measured by the ways in which we engage, wrestle with, and celebrate our differences. From multiethnic programs and conferences to events and affinity groups, we are committed to welcoming the perspectives of students from all backgrounds as we move toward a unity in diversity reflective of the Kingdom.
Leaning into the process
We’ll be honest—while the nearly endless chances to learn outside the classroom are exciting, while the personal relationships you’ll form with students and faculty alike are life changing, while the professional preparation you’ll receive here is truly exceptional, we believe the value of a Biola education lies in the opportunity to become a better you. If you are willing to trust God’s hand in the process of ever-progressing and never quite arriving, you will leave this place changed in the best possible way.