Biola University

La Mirada, CA

Biola University

La Mirada, CA

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Undergrad Christian Life Transfer

Become who you’re called to be

Biola University is home to purposeful learners and compassionate leaders who want to see their communities and industries shaped by Christ. We’ll be honest: While the chances to learn outside the classroom are exciting; while the relationships you’ll form with students and faculty are life changing; while the professional preparation you’ll receive here is exceptional—we believe the value of a Biola education lies in the opportunity to become a better you. If you’re willing to trust God’s hand in the process of ever-progressing and never quite arriving, you’ll leave Biola changed in the best possible way. 

Our team is committed to personally partnering with you. We’ll help evaluate your coursework to determine how your credits transfer, estimate the number of semesters you’ll spend at Biola, and walk you through financial aid. 

Community of belonging
If you ask alumni or current students what sets Biola apart, a theme will quickly emerge. They’ll want to tell you about our community, with an eagerness that welcomes new relationships and adventures. Join a community ready to engage, wrestle with, and celebrate our differences. From multiethnic programs to affinity groups, we’re committed to welcoming the perspectives of students from all backgrounds as we move toward a unity in diversity, reflective of the kingdom. 

Faith that engages
True faith involves asking the hard questions, and we’ll be the first to admit we don’t have all the answers. However, we're 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. But our faith is far from anti-intellect. To the contrary, we take the commandment to love God with all our minds seriously, weaving biblical integration and critical thinking into every discipline.


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Named one of “America’s Top Colleges” | Forbes, 2021

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Named one of the “Best Colleges for Your Money” | Money magazine, 2020-2021

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Ranked among the “Best Value Schools” | U.S. News & World Report, 2022

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Recognized for “Best First-Year Experience” | U.S. News & World Report, 2022

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Recognized among the “Best Colleges for Veterans” | U.S. News & World Report, 2022


Adventure is out there in LA MIRANDA, CALIFORNIA. Imagine living in the heart of Southern California. Do you want world-famous beaches and snow-dusted mountains with breathtaking views? Or the vibrant hum, bustling rhythm, and unique culture of local cities with coffee shops on every other corner that come in cozy, trendy, or quirky? Take your pick! To top it off, the “Happiest Place on Earth” is just a 20-minute drive away.


Credits accepted
Your college experience speaks for itself. That’s why we’ll accept 70 community college credits and an unlimited number of credits from four-year institutions. We also accept the completed IGETC, CSU Breadth, and select ADT pathways. 

Commitment to affordability
90% of our students receive aid, and we’re dedicated to your success. We’ll walk alongside you and give you the tools you need to pursue your education. 

Straightforward application
We keep it simple—all you need is an online application, transcript, and essay. And if all doesn’t go according to plan, we’ll keep your records on file for up to two years.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “Biola staff and faculty are committed to helping students thrive. They care about our holistic well-being—spiritually, academically, and personally. You’re pushed to think critically about the Bible and Christian faith no matter where you are in your journey.“

    • Josh Gonzalez ’20
      BS in Human Biology
  • “I was encouraged by the amount of help I received throughout the transfer process. My counselor was always there for support—from high school to community college to my first semester here.”

    • Madison Luber ’19
      BA in Cultural Anthropology
  • "Everywhere you go, you wear your faith. When you have the Holy Spirit, when you have that core, it doesn’t falter. No matter what major [you choose], it’s what shapes you."

    • Judith Hill ’05
      BM in Composition (Keyboard & Voice), Grammy Award–winning performing artist, actress, and songwriter
  • "One thing I’m really grateful for [about Biola] is that I got a solid foundation in what I believe. Honestly, that foundation is probably the thing keeping me afloat while doing all this."

    • Zach King ’12
      BA in Cinema & Media Arts, Filmmaker and social media content creator