Tuition & Fees

$36,696

$36,696

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

36%

64%

male

female

1
15

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,849
Declined + 1,544
Total Received 4,393
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Private (nonprofit)

4,091

undergraduate students

2,004

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
24%
500-599
39%
400-499
27%
300-399
4%
700-800
3%
600-699
24%
500-599
40%
400-499
28%
300-399
5%
700-800
4%
600-699
24%
500-599
39%
400-499
29%
300-399
4%
30-36
10%
24-29
48%
18-23
38%
12-17
4%
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School Facts

Biola University, founded in 1908, is a private church-affiliated university. Its 95-acre campus is located in La Mirada, California.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 6,095
Established in 1908
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Interdenominational Christian
Accredited by •  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  ATS (Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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La Mirada, CA

95-acre campus in La Mirada (population: 49,495), 22 miles from Los Angeles. Major airports serve Los Angeles; smaller airport serves Long Beach (15 miles) and Santa Ana (30 miles); bus serves Whittier (five miles); train serves Fullerton (five miles).

Biola University
13800 Biola Avenue
La Mirada, CA 90639-0001

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
65%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
88%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
24%
500-599
39%
400-499
27%
300-399
4%
700-800
3%
600-699
24%
500-599
40%
400-499
28%
300-399
5%
700-800
4%
600-699
24%
500-599
39%
400-499
29%
300-399
4%
30-36
10%
24-29
48%
18-23
38%
12-17
4%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $45
($55 after May 1)
Common application accepted no
Application deadline March 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 15
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,849
Declined + 1,544
Total Received 4,393

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Religious affiliation/commitment
Standardized test scores

Important

Extracurricular activities
Interview
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Andre Stephens
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
P: 800 652-4652
F: 562 903-4709
admissions@biola.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $5,982,722
State $7,329,376
Institutional $26,156,688
Other external $80,881
Total $39,549,667

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $8,765,571
Other external $26,355
Total $8,791,926

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NAIA, Golden State Athletic Conference
Mascot
Eagles
School colors
red and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Anthropology
Applied Linguistics
Art
Arts
Biblical/Theological Studies
Biochemistry
Biological Sciences
Business Administration
Chemistry
Christian Education
Christian Ministry/Leadership
Christian Thought/Apologetics
Clinical Psychology
Communication
Communication Disorders
Computer Science
Design
Divinity
Education
Education/Education Studies
Engineering Physics
English
Environmental Science
Film/TV/Radio
History
Human Biology
Humanities
Intercultural Studies
Journalism
Kinesiology
Linguistics/Biblical Studies
Mathematics
Ministry
Missiology
Music
Music Composition
Music Education
Music Performance
Music/Worship
Nursing
Organizational Leadership
Philosophy
Philosophy/Education Studies
Physical Education/Health
Physical Sciences
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Relations
Science/Religion
Social Sciences
Sociology
Spanish
Spiritual Formation/Soul Care
TESOL
Theatre
Theology
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Undergraduate

67%

4,091
students

Female
64%
2,608

Male
36%
1,483

Graduate

33%

2,004
students

Female
38%
753

Male
62%
1,251

undergraduateFull-time

96%

3,947
students

Female
64%
2,522

Male
36%
1,425

undergraduatePart-time

4%

144
students

Female
60%
86

Male
40%
58

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
17%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
20%
Hispanic/Latino
48%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

61%

Transfer applicants accepted

39%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 3.00
College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 1

Spring: November 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

100

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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