Tuition & Fees

$41,976

$41,976

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
12%
600-699
39%
500-599
37%
400-499
12%
700-800
11%
600-699
29%
500-599
46%
400-499
14%
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
6%
24-29
47%
18-23
34%
12-17
13%
30-36
15%
24-29
42%
18-23
38%
12-17
5%
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undergraduateRatios

37%

male

63%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Not Selective

87%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,295
Declined + 489
Total Received 3,784
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Private (nonprofit)

4,010

undergraduate students

2,099

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 6,109
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: 49,095), 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).

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
64%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
87%
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
12%
600-699
39%
500-599
37%
400-499
12%
700-800
11%
600-699
29%
500-599
46%
400-499
14%
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
6%
24-29
47%
18-23
34%
12-17
13%
30-36
15%
24-29
42%
18-23
38%
12-17
5%

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 January 15
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

87%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,295
Declined + 489
Total Received 3,784

Admissions Factors

Important

Essay
Religious affiliation/commitment
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
State residency

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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

54%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$23,820

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $41,976
Room $6,000
Board $4,926
Books & supplies $1,854
Total $54,756
Average Financial Aid - $23,820
Total with Avg. Aid $30,936
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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

Jonathan Seruyange
Associate 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
Applied Psychology
Art
Bible Exposition
Biblical Ministries
Biblical/Theological Studies
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Business Analysis
Business Management
Chemistry
Christian Apologetics
Christian Ministries
Christian Ministry/Leadership
Cinema/Media Arts
Clinical Psychology
Commercial Music
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Communication Studies
Computer Science
Curriculum/Instruction/Publication
Design
Divinity
Early Childhood Education
Education
Educational Studies
Elementary Education
Engineering Physics
English
Film
Financial Management
Financial Planning
Gender Studies
History
Human Biology
Intercultural Education
Intercultural Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Business
Journalism/Integrated Media
Kinesiology
Law
Liberal Studies/Elementary Education
Linguistics/Biblical Languages
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Ministry
Missions
Music
Music Composition
Music Education
Music Performance
Nonprofit Organizations
Nursing
Old Testament
Pastoral Care/Counseling
Philosophy
Physical Science
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Health
Public Relations
Science/Religion
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Speech Language Pathology
Spiritual Formation/Soul Care
TESOL
Teaching
Theatre
Theology
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Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Engineering

Pre-professional Programs

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

6,109

total students

76%

in-state

24%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

66%

4,010
students

Female
63%
2,532

Male
37%
1,478

34%

2,099
students

Female
44%
925

Male
56%
1,174

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

94%

3,779
students

Female
64%
2,400

Male
36%
1,379

6%

231
students

Female
58%
132

Male
42%
99

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
17%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
21%
Hispanic/Latino
45%
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

45%

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) Required of Some
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

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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