Tuition & Fees

$40,488

$40,488

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
33%
500-599
40%
400-499
15%
300-399
3%
200-299
1%
700-800
6%
600-699
37%
500-599
39%
400-499
13%
300-399
4%
200-299
1%
700-800
4%
600-699
24%
500-599
39%
400-499
29%
300-399
4%
30-36
24%
24-29
38%
18-23
32%
12-17
6%
30-36
11%
24-29
45%
18-23
32%
12-17
12%
30-36
13%
24-29
46%
18-23
37%
12-17
4%
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undergraduateRatios

36%

male

64%

female

1

teacher

17

students

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Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,826
Declined + 1,100
Total Received 3,926
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Private (nonprofit)

4,048

undergraduate students

2,124

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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Codes

SAT 4017
ACT 0172

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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 6,172
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)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  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: 49,216), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
65%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
90%
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
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
33%
500-599
40%
400-499
15%
300-399
3%
200-299
1%
700-800
6%
600-699
37%
500-599
39%
400-499
13%
300-399
4%
200-299
1%
700-800
4%
600-699
24%
500-599
39%
400-499
29%
300-399
4%
30-36
24%
24-29
38%
18-23
32%
12-17
6%
30-36
11%
24-29
45%
18-23
32%
12-17
12%
30-36
13%
24-29
46%
18-23
37%
12-17
4%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $45
($55 after May 1)
Common application accepted no
Application deadline March 1
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

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,826
Declined + 1,100
Total Received 3,926

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
Vice President for Student Development
P: 800 652-4652
F: 562 903-4709
admissions@biola.edu

Financial Aid

52%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$21,694

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $40,488
Room $5,900
Board $4,830
Books & supplies $1,854
Total $53,072
Average Financial Aid - $21,694
Total with Avg. Aid $31,378
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 652-4652
F: 562 906-4541
finaid@biola.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Geoff Marsh
Senior Director of Financial Aid
finaid@biola.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

Lacrosse, Rugby, Water Polo

Club Sports - Women's

Lacrosse

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball (indoor/outdoor)

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Athletic Directors

Dave Holmquist (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division II), NCCAA, Pacific Collegiate Swim Conference
Mascot
Eagles
School colors
red and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Accounting
Anthropology
Applied Linguistics
Applied Psychology
Bible Exposition
Biblical Ministries
Biblical/Theological Studies
Biochemistry
Biological Science
Biological Science Secondary Instruction
Business Administration
Business Management
Chemistry
Christian Apologetics
Christian Ministries
Christian Ministry/Leadership
Cinema/Media Arts
Clinical Psychology
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Communication Studies
Computer Science
Curriculum/Instruction/Publication
Design
Divinity
Education
Educational Studies
Engineering Physics
English
History
Human Biology
Intercultural Education
Intercultural Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies
Journalism/Integrated Media
Kinesiology
Liberal Studies Multidisciplinary
Liberal Studies/Elementary Education
Linguistics/Biblical Languages
Mathematics
Ministry
Missions
Music
Music Composition
Music Education
Music Performance
Nonprofit Organizations
Nursing
Philosophy
Physical Science
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Relations
Science/Religion
Social Science
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Speech Language Pathology
Spiritual Formation/Soul Care
TESOL
Teaching
Theatre
Theology
Worship Arts
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Programs Offered

  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Internships

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Engineering

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

6,172

total students

77%

in-state

23%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

66%

4,048
students

Female
64%
2,578

Male
36%
1,470

34%

2,124
students

Female
42%
884

Male
58%
1,240

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

3,883
students

Female
65%
2,490

Male
35%
1,393

5%

165
students

Female
54%
88

Male
46%
77

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
18%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
21%
Hispanic/Latino
46%
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

66%

Transfer applicants accepted

48%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements 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

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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