Dec 202021

Rancho Palos Verdes students attended the school this fall.

Press release from Merit Pages:

Dec. 30, 2021

Biola University was excited to welcome students to the Biola community as they started their journey as an Eagle this fall.

The following local residents were welcomed to the Biola community:
Nicolette Fernandez from Rancho Palos Verdes (90275), CA
Timothy Nachef from Palos Verdes Estates (90274), CA
Clara Sevy from Rancho Palos Verdes (90275), CA

Biola’s incoming class represented an accomplished, diverse group of individuals who hailed from 41 states and U.S. territories and 44 countries around the world. A total of 842 undergraduate and graduate students started their collegiate journey at Biola University on the first day of classes on Monday, Aug. 30 and finished their first semester on Friday, Dec. 17. Biola students attended classes and lived in residence halls on campus this fall, which was an exciting arrival since there has not been an entire student body on campus for almost 18 months.

Biola University is a nationally ranked Christian university in the heart of Southern California. It was recently recognized as one of America’s best colleges, earning a spot in the top tier of the “best national universities” category of U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges 2021 rankings. Founded in 1908, Biola is committed to the mission of biblically centered education, scholarship and service – equipping men and women in mind and character to impact the world for the Lord Jesus Christ. With more than 6,000 students at its Southern California campus and around the world, Biola’s nine schools offer more than 150 academic programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. For more information, visit or call (562) 777-4061.


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