Biola University

La Mirada, CA

Biola University

La Mirada, CA

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Undergrad Christian Life Transfer

Tuition & Fees

$53,490

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
12%
600-699
42%
500-599
37%
400-499
8%
300-399
1%
700-800
12%
600-699
35%
500-599
41%
400-499
11%
300-399
1%
30-36
17%
24-29
42%
18-23
34%
12-17
7%
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undergraduateRatios

37%

male

63%

female

14

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,927
Declined 1,222
Total Received 4,149
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Private

4,043

undergraduate students

2,060

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

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

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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 6,103
Established in 1908
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation interdenominational

95-acre campus in La Mirada (population: 49,095), 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).

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: Los Angeles
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Long Beach

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
63%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Adventure Club
  • Guerilla Film Society
  • Biola Cross-Fit
  • Xopoc Dance Team
  • Lacrosse Club

Top Events

  • Mock Rock
  • Nation Ball
  • Midnight Madness
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
12%
600-699
42%
500-599
37%
400-499
8%
300-399
1%
700-800
12%
600-699
35%
500-599
41%
400-499
11%
300-399
1%
30-36
17%
24-29
42%
18-23
34%
12-17
7%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $45
Application deadline March 1
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.58

Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,927
Declined 1,222
Total Received 4,149

Admissions Factors

Very Important

religious affiliation/commitment

Important

application essay
academic GPA
standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
first generation
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

geographical residence
state residency

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

lacrosse, rugby, water polo

Club Sports - Women's

lacrosse

Intramural Sports Men

Archery, Basketball, Bowling, Football, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Archery, Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division II
NAIA

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics, General
Archeology
Art/Art Studies, General
Audiology/Audiologist
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Bible/Biblical Studies
Biochemistry
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Broadcast Journalism
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Clinical Psychology
Commercial and Advertising Art
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Communication and Media Studies, Other
Communication, General
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Criminology
Design and Visual Communications, General
Divinity/Ministry
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Drawing
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
Engineering, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
Exercise Physiology
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
History Teacher Education
History, General
Human Biology
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
Intermedia/Multimedia
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Journalism
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Linguistics
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Music, Other
Painting
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physical Sciences
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Nursing Studies
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Sculpture
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Science Teacher Education
Social Sciences, General
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
Theology/Theological Studies
Voice and Opera
Writing, General
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctorial degree - other
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

6,103

total students

76%

in-state

24%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

66%

4,043
students

Female
63%
2,560

Male
37%
1,483

34%

2,060
students

Female
45%
924

Male
55%
1,136

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

93%

3,772
students

Female
64%
2,398

Male
36%
1,374

7%

271
students

Female
60%
162

Male
40%
109

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 83%
Student 4 year graduation rate 60%
Student 5 year graduation rate 12%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
15%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
21%
Hispanic/Latino
44%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

287

Transfer students enrolled

5%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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