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Tuition & Fees

$33,852

$33,852

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,699
Declined + 916
Total Received 3,615
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undergraduateRatios

38%

62%

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 6,323
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)

4,353

undergraduate students

1,970

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
28%
500-599
44%
400-499
21%
300-399
1%
700-800
6%
600-699
31%
500-599
41%
400-499
18%
300-399
4%
700-800
6%
600-699
29%
500-599
39%
400-499
24%
300-399
2%
30-36
21%
24-29
38%
18-23
35%
12-17
6%
30-36
12%
24-29
47%
18-23
39%
12-17
2%
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La Mirada, CA

95-acre campus in La Mirada (population: 49,001), 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
42%
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
33%
Top 1/4
63%
Top 1/2
89%
Bottom 1/2
11%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
28%
500-599
44%
400-499
21%
300-399
1%
700-800
6%
600-699
31%
500-599
41%
400-499
18%
300-399
4%
700-800
6%
600-699
29%
500-599
39%
400-499
24%
300-399
2%
30-36
21%
24-29
38%
18-23
35%
12-17
6%
30-36
12%
24-29
47%
18-23
39%
12-17
2%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $45
Common application accepted no
Application 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

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,699
Declined + 916
Total Received 3,615

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 $5,876,969
State $7,050,223
Institutional $22,117,335
Other external $29,527
Total $35,074,054

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $5,774,708
Other external $773
Total $5,775,481

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
Science/Religion
Social Sciences
Sociology
Spanish
Spiritual Formation/Soul Care
TESOL
Theatre
Theology
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Undergraduate

69%

4,353
students

Female
62%
2,697

Male
38%
1,656

Graduate

31%

1,970
students

Female
34%
671

Male
66%
1,299

undergraduateFull-time

96%

4,203
students

Female
63%
2,621

Male
37%
1,582

undergraduatePart-time

4%

150
students

Female
51%
76

Male
49%
74

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Hispanic/Latino
43%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

63%

Transfer applicants accepted

46%

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 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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