Biola University Ranking Profile

Biola University is one of the top-ranked evangelical Christian universities, located in Southern California (USA). The University has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a “National University” for over 20 years. It is located in the city of La Mirada, which was ranked 34th among the 100 Best American Cities in Which to Live (CNNMoney.com).

The university has the following schools:
- Crowell School of Business
- Cook School of Intercultural Studies
- Rosemead School of Psychology
- School of Arts and Sciences
- School of Education
- School of Professional Studies
- Talbot School of Theology

It offers a wide range of undergraduate majors including Anthropology, Art, Biblical Studies, Biochemistry, Biological Science, Business, Cinema and Media Arts, Communication, Computer Science, Education/Liberal Studies, Engineering Physics, English, etc.

Biola is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and several programs are also accredited by:
- American Psychological Association (1980)
- Association of Theological Schools (1977)
- National Association of Schools of Music (1970)
- State of California Board of Registered Nursing (1966)
- National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (1972)
- California Commission for Teacher Preparation and Licensing (1960)
- Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (1977)
- National Association of Schools of Art and Design (1998)

Rankings:

- Placed as one of “America’s Best Colleges” in the US News & World Report America’s Best Colleges 2010 rankings. It has the third highest retention rate in its tier.

- Listed as a third-tier "National University" in the 2008 U.S. News & World Report.

- It is one of the top 15 California colleges with the highest graduation rates, according to The Sacramento Bee.

- Ranked by Forbes.com in “America’s Best Colleges”.

- The School of Business was mentioned in the 2004 Business College Rankings in the September/October edition of Business Reform.

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