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 (

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)


- 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 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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