Biola University Rankings

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In the World#1527 of 14178
In North America#478 of 2629
In the United States#432 of 2528
In California#40 of 252
In La Mirada#1 of 1

Quick Review

Religion
Undenominational
Acceptance rate
70%
Average SAT
1195
Average ACT
25
Avg. cost to attend
$33,331 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
4,043
Graduates
2,060
Male:Female Ratio
42:58
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
biola.edu

Biola University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate70%69%70%
Applicants4,2161,3992,817
Admissions2,9459721,973
Freshmen enrolled full time896335561
Freshmen enrolled part time1165

1,451 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

755 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
714 or 80%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1080
or below

75% of them
had 1310
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Biola University are 1080-1310 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
294 or 33%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 21
or below

75% of them
had 28
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Biola University are 21-28 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White2670 (44%)
Asian1056 (17%)
Hispanic1048 (17%)
Nonresident Alien523 (9%)
Two or more races309 (5%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown255 (4%)
Black or African American189 (3%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander38 (0.6%)
American Indian or Alaska Native7 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$33,331/year
Average aid awarded
$22,704
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$25,135
$30-48K$25,855
$48-75K$29,212
$75-110K$32,123
$110K+$37,873

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$41,976$11,394
Tuition in-state$41,976$11,394
Tuition out-of-state$41,976$11,394

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity2,743
Combined charge for room and board$11,514
Room charge$6,300
Meal charge$5,214

Biola University Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Business Administration and Management, General112
Psychology, General63
Cinematography and Film & Video Production62
Bible & Biblical Studies2534
Clinical Psychology2729
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other56
Accounting3322
Intercultural & Multicultural and Diversity Studies291410
Education, General1537
Elementary Education and Teaching46
Speech Communication and Rhetoric42
Religious Education27510
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse39
Philosophy532
Sociology37
Divinity & Ministry37
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General36
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other2214
Biomedical Sciences, General30
Theology & Theological Studies29
Fine & Studio Arts, General28
English Language and Literature, General28
Kinesiology and Exercise Science25
Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist24
Journalism22
Biology & Biological Sciences, General21
Political Science and Government, General21
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication20
Computer Science19
Business & Commerce, General18
Music Performance, General17
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor17
Pastoral Studies & Counseling16
Applied Psychology13
History, General9
Biochemistry8
Mathematics, General8
Music Theory and Composition6
Music, Other6
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General6
Anthropology51
Religious & Sacred Music5
Non-Profit & Public & Organizational Management5
Engineering Physics & Applied Physics4
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching4
Special Education and Teaching, General4
Design and Visual Communications, General4
Multicultural Education4
Music Pedagogy4
Applied Linguistics4
Physical Sciences3
Humanities & Humanistic Studies3
Physics, General2
Spanish Language and Literature2
Chemistry, General2
Biology Teacher Education1
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, General1
Social Sciences, General1
Language Interpretation and Translation1
Grand Total89940567
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate74%72%75%
  • Full-time retention rate - 83%
  • Part-time retention rate - 88%

Publications & Citations

Publications
923
Citations
11,930

Publication count by topic

Psychology
306
Sociology
174
Philosophy
172
Political science
48
Medicine
39
History
37
Art
23
Computer science
23
Mathematics
19
Biology
13
Physics
12
Engineering
6
Business
5
Materials science
5
Chemistry
4
Geography
2
Environmental science
1
Economics
1

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Philosophy398818
Sociology11641,433
Psychology12477,377
History184818
Political science286350
Medicine3030958
Art31211
Economics335777
Mathematics3410290
Computer science3993242
Physics452017
Biology4916127
Materials science503226
Geography52793
Engineering52929
Business53325
Chemistry556326

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
1990226
1991634
1992836
1993852
1994974
1995987
19961183
199716115
199810108
19991095
200029118
200124114
20029126
200314171
200410204
200522246
200621223
200724244
200828371
200946465
201029507
201129543
201246656
201336785
201442857
201542770
201650887
201757748
201864736
201964855
202069975

General info

Alternative namesBU
Founded1908
WikipediaBiola University
MottoEquipping men and women in mind and character to impact the world for the Lord Jesus Christ
Colorsred, white
Academic CalendarAugust to May
Total FTE staff1,085
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address13800 Biola Ave
La Mirada, California, 90639-0001
United States
City population49,000
Phone5629036000
Fax+1 (562) 903 4761

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