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Biola University





Educational Resources

Libraries

Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC) Southern California Theological Library Association (SCATLA)

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 279,560 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 13,123 current serial subscriptions.
  • 570,437 microforms.
  • 15,350 Audio/Visual items.
  • 42,000 e-books.

Museums & Art

media center, electron microscope, on-campus radio station, TV/film studio, art studio, art gallery, recording studio, concert hall with pipe organ, MIDI lab for music composition, electronic piano lab

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Mac

Campus Resources

  • 165 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library
  • 155 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 94 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 29 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 2,426 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 100 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, health service, health insurance

Remedial

reading, math, writing, study skills

Counseling

minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious, other

Career

on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 2% of housing units are Singles.
  • 38% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 53% of housing units are Triples.
  • 7% of housing units are Apartments.
  • In total, there are 12 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 8% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • Alcohol is not permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Tu Eco (Hispanic Concert), BAB (Betty Ask Bob), Mock Rock, Spring Banquet, Torrey Conference, Missions Conference, The Eddy, Blue Christmas, Get Your Roommate a Date (GYRAD), Floor Events.
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, music ensembles, musical theater, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 37 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Epsilon Kappa Epsilon
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Alpha Gamma Theta, Alpha Omega Servire, For All Believers, Student Missionary Union
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Socially Together And Naturally Diverse, Biola Korean Student Association, Unidos (Latino Club), Maharlika (Filipino Club), International Student Association
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Art League, Biola Cycling Club, Biola Lacrosse Club, California Nursing Student, Guerilla Film Society, Guild for Future History Teachers, Harmony Hymns, Jump 4 Joy Dance, Men's Volleyball, Men's Waterpolo, Mu Kappa (Missionary Kids), National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association, Psi Chi (Psychology), Star Wars Club, Societas Anime (Japanese Animation), Public Relation's Student Society of America, Kickboxing Fitness, Bas Bleu (Women's Issues), Society of Christian Philosophy, Pre-Medicine Club, Tigers Soccer Club, Golf Club, Warrior Training (Martial Art), Omnikoi (Accountability), International Justice Mission, Eagle's Nest Core (Commuter Fellowship), The Johnny Cash Club, The White Knights (Chess Club).
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Chimes (weekly)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Los Angeles (25), Orange County (22)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Fullerton (9)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Norwalk (4)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 70% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 37% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 3,000
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.
  • There are 0 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • There are 0 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (California State University, Fullerton)
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (Loyola Marymount University)
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, dress/hair code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited, other






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