Biola Named Best College for Studying the Bible

University tops new online ranking for Bible students

Jan. 29, 2013 By Jenna Bartlo

Biola University is the nation’s best college for students looking to get a top-notch Bible education, according to a newly released online college-ranking guide.

The “15 Best Colleges for Studying the Bible” rankings, published in January by, recognizes schools for their “commitment to sound Christian education, their vital campus life, outstanding faculty, academic excellence, and above all, their impressive Bible curriculum,” according to the website.

In placing Biola at No. 1 on the list, the website noted the university’s well-known theology and apologetics faculty, its extensive degree and course offerings at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and its integration of faith into all disciplines.

“Biola’s emphasis on the Bible and a [b]iblical worldview … is not restricted to their Bible department,” the website states. “The university is one of the world’s best at framing all of its departments within a biblical-Christian worldview.”

An article about Biola’s position in the rankings was featured in the Jan. 19 editions of the Pasadena Star-News, San Gabriel Valley Tribune and Whittier Daily News.

“Biola has been faithful to traditional Christian teachings,” Biola professor Craig Hazen told the newspapers. “We believe the Bible to be true, but are willing to make the case for it using the best methods in the academic world.”

Learn more about Biola’s undergraduate programs, Talbot School of Theology and master’s program in Christian apologetics.


  • Emmanuel Mar. 1, 2013 at 8:54 AM

    I would like to know if there is any course or degree to pursue online or may be distance education in Biblical studies? And what makes me eligible for it and how much wud that cost me?

  • Saltanat Kamaliyeva May. 27, 2014 at 8:16 PM

    I would like to know if there any courses in Biblical studies for international student?

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