Biola University

La Mirada, CA

Biola University

La Mirada, CA

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Tuition & Fees

$43,512

not including housing and food

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undergraduateRatios

37%

male

63%

female

14

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,784
Declined 1,540
Total Received 4,324
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Private

4,294

undergraduate students

2,454

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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 6,748
Established in 1908
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Other

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: Large town

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
63%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
88%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
650
25th
540
75th
640
25th
530
75th
31
25th
22
75th
27
25th
21
75th
29
25th
22

Admissions Facts

Application fee $45
Other application fee ($55 after May 1)
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Application deadline (final deadline) March 1
School has early action program Yes
Early action program application deadline January 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,784
Declined 1,540
Total Received 4,324

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record
Secondary School GPA

Recommended

Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Secondary School Rank
Recommendations

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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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Financial Aid

96%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$22,843

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $43,512
Housing $6,400
Food $5,214
Books & supplies $1,970
Total $57,096
Average Financial Aid - $22,843
Total with Avg. Aid $34,253

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Golf yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Swimming and diving yes yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes

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 Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division II), NCCAA, Pacific Collegiate Swim Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes yes
Anthropology, General. yes yes
Applied Linguistics. yes
Applied Psychology. yes
Bible/Biblical Studies. yes yes
Biochemistry. yes
Biology Teacher Education. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Biomedical Sciences, General. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes
Business/Commerce, General. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Cinematography and Film/Video Production. yes
Clinical Psychology. yes yes
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General. yes
Computer Science. yes
Curriculum and Instruction. yes
Design and Visual Communications, General. yes
Divinity/Ministry. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Education, General. yes yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
Environmental Science. yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes
History, General. yes
Humanities/Humanistic Studies. yes
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies. yes yes yes
Journalism. yes
Language Interpretation and Translation. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Missions/Missionary Studies. yes
Multicultural Education. yes yes
Music Pedagogy. yes
Music Performance, General. yes
Music Theory and Composition. yes
Music, Other. yes
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes
Pastoral Studies/Counseling. yes
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other. yes
Philosophy. yes yes
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. yes
Physical Sciences, General. yes
Physics, General. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Religious Education. yes yes yes
Religious/Sacred Music. yes
Social Sciences, General. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist. yes
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor. yes
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other. yes
Theology/Theological Studies. yes
Urban Studies/Affairs. yes

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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

6,748

total students

66%

in-state

34%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

64%

4,294
students

Female
63%
2,711

Male
37%
1,583

36%

2,454
students

Female
46%
1,127

Male
54%
1,327

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

90%

3,877
students

Female
63%
2,460

Male
37%
1,417

10%

417
students

Female
60%
251

Male
40%
166

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Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
20%
Hispanic/Latino
44%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

4%

Students are transfer students

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
Essay or personal statement Required of All
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

100

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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