Why Talbot

Talbot School of Theology is a theologically conservative, evangelical seminary in Southern California near Los Angeles. With over a 60-year heritage of biblical fidelity, the seminary couples solid evangelical scholarship with intentional character development to prepare students for a lifetime of relevant, effective ministry. The seminary's six master's degree programs and three doctoral degree programs are led by a faculty of nationally renowned, widely-published and actively engaged ministry leaders.

Message from the Dean

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Quick Facts






74% Male, 26% Female


97% of full-time have doctorates


96 acres

Library Holding

Over 300,000 titles


  • 37% Caucasian
  • 32% Asian
  • 8% Hispanic
  • 11% International
  • 4% African-American
  • 9% Other


Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Association of Theological Schools (member)

Safety Report

Biola is located in La Mirada, California, which ranks as one of the safest communities in the region. Campus Safety officers are on duty 24 hours a day, video cameras are installed across campus, and entrance gatehouses are staffed at night and during business hours. In the event of a major emergency on campus, Biola utilizes a notification system to alert students via text message. Download the Biola University annual security and fire safety report.

Biola University
13800 Biola Ave. La Mirada, CA 90639