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Tuition & Fees

$34,498

$34,498

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,921
Declined + 953
Total Received 3,874
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undergraduateRatios

37%

63%

male

female

1  :  16

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Cinema/media Arts
  3. Communication
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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 6,358
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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Codes

SAT 4017
ACT 0172

Private (nonprofit)

4,373

undergraduate students

1,985

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
27%
500-599
41%
400-499
23%
300-399
2%
700-800
6%
600-699
27%
500-599
41%
400-499
25%
300-399
1%
700-800
4%
600-699
26%
500-599
44%
400-499
23%
300-399
3%
30-36
23%
24-29
37%
18-23
34%
12-17
6%
30-36
8%
24-29
50%
18-23
32%
12-17
10%
30-36
11%
24-29
48%
18-23
37%
12-17
4%
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La Mirada, CA

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La Mirada, CA

95-acre campus in La Mirada (population: 49,133), 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
61%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
91%
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

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
30%
Top 1/4
58%
Top 1/2
88%
Bottom 1/2
12%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
27%
500-599
41%
400-499
23%
300-399
2%
700-800
6%
600-699
27%
500-599
41%
400-499
25%
300-399
1%
700-800
4%
600-699
26%
500-599
44%
400-499
23%
300-399
3%
30-36
23%
24-29
37%
18-23
34%
12-17
6%
30-36
8%
24-29
50%
18-23
32%
12-17
10%
30-36
11%
24-29
48%
18-23
37%
12-17
4%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $45
Common application accepted no
Application deadline March 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
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

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,921
Declined + 953
Total Received 3,874

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 $5,961,685
State $7,143,979
Institutional $23,946,152
Other external $18,819
Total $37,070,635

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $6,902,087
Other external $23,261
Total $6,925,348

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

69%

4,373
students

Female
63%
2,743

Male
37%
1,630

Graduate

31%

1,985
students

Female
64%
1,266

Male
36%
719

undergraduateFull-time

97%

4,268
students

Female
63%
2,687

Male
37%
1,581

undergraduatePart-time

3%

105
students

Female
54%
56

Male
46%
49

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
16%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
18%
Hispanic/Latino
52%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
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

68%

Transfer applicants accepted

41%

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

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 housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented Canada
Hong Kong
India
Japan
Singapore
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Host family program
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Fitsum Mulat
International Admissions Counselor
562 903-4752
international.admissions.assistant@biola.edu

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