Biola University: Statistics

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#2037 of 14,134 In the World
#588 of 2,597 In North America
#539 of 2,496 In the United States
#50 of 249 In California
#194 of 1,011 For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

Quick Review

Religion
Undenominational
Acceptance rate
64%
Average SAT
1180
Average ACT
26
Avg. cost to attend
$34,713 /y
Aid receiving
99%
Undergraduates
3,683
Graduates
2,132
Male:Female Ratio
43:57
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
www.biola.edu

Biola University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 64% 62% 65%
Applicants 4,324 1,433 2,891
Admissions 2,784 892 1,892
Freshmen enrolled full time 702 252 450
Freshmen enrolled part time 13 2 11

89 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

5,594 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
547 or 77%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1070
or below

75% of them
had 1290
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Biola University are 1070-1290 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
228 or 32%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 22
or below

75% of them
had 29
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Biola University are 22-29 (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

White 2410 (42%)
Asian 1008 (17%)
Hispanic 1002 (17%)
Nonresident Alien 541 (9%)
Two or more races 306 (5%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 273 (5%)
Black or African American 186 (3%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 72 (1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 9 (0.2%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$34,713/year
Average aid awarded
$23,678
Students receiving aid
99%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $27,024
$30-48K $26,419
$48-75K $30,789
$75-110K $32,788
$110K+ $38,781

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $43,512$11,772
Tuition in-state $43,512$11,772
Tuition out-of-state $43,512$11,772

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 2,685
Combined charge for room and board $11,614
Room charge $6,400
Meal charge $5,214

Biola University Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Business Administration and Management, General 136
Psychology, General 94
Bible & Biblical Studies 38 26
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 59
Cinematography and Film & Video Production 56
Education, General 16 35
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other 49
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other 25 19
Intercultural & Multicultural and Diversity Studies 15 24 4
Religious Education 32 10
Clinical Psychology 20 17
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 35
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 35
Sociology, General 33
Elementary Education and Teaching 31
Divinity & Ministry 31
Fine & Studio Arts, General 30
Accounting 17 12
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General 29
Journalism 27
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 26
English Language and Literature, General 24
Political Science and Government, General 24
Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist 24
Theology & Theological Studies 23
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 20
Computer Science 18
Business & Commerce, General 18
Biomedical Sciences, General 15
Mathematics, General 15
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor 15
Philosophy 6 8
Pastoral Studies & Counseling 14
History, General 12
Applied Psychology 12
Music, Other 11
Engineering Physics & Applied Physics 9
Multicultural Education 9
Religious & Sacred Music 9
Music Performance, General 8
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, General 7
Biochemistry 6
Non-Profit & Public & Organizational Management 6
Anthropology, General 4 1
Applied Linguistics 5
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 4
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 4
Special Education and Teaching, General 4
Music Pedagogy 4
Design and Visual Communications, General 3
Language Interpretation and Translation 3
Physics, General 2
Spanish Language and Literature 2
Chemistry, General 2
Social Sciences, General 2
Music Theory and Composition 1
Urban Studies & Affairs 1
Environmental Science 1
Curriculum and Instruction 1
Missions & Missionary Studies 1
Grand Total 935 344 60
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 71% 67% 74%
  • Full-time retention rate - 78%
  • Part-time retention rate - 75%

Publications & Citations

Publications
826
Citations
13,581

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
485 / 3,982
Psychology
212 / 8,687
Sociology
166 / 1,511
Philosophy
154 / 861
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
137 / 607
Social Psychology
103 / 5,604
Medicine
85 / 2,885
Art & Design
51 / 230
Political Science
50 / 131
Computer Science
39 / 197
History
38 / 38
Gender Studies
35 / 285
Education Majors
33 / 137
Business
32 / 91
Child Psychology
31 / 1,981
Clinical Psychology
24 / 2,231
Mathematics
23 / 228
Media Studies
22 / 33
Communications and Public Relations
21 / 174
Biology
20 / 353
Aesthetics
17 / 20
Demography
16 / 243
Physics
16 / 284
Cognitive Science
16 / 58
Math Teachers
15 / 199
Creative Writing
14 / 36
Literature
14 / 85
Sexology
14 / 20
Law
14 / 21
Classics and Ancient History
13 / 27
Nursing
12 / 198
Health Science
12 / 32
Management
10 / 20
Linguistics
9 / 28
Theoretical Physics
9 / 226
Environmental Science
8 / 99
Economics
8 / 1
Physical Therapy
8 / 49
Public Health
8 / 96
Psychiatry
7 / 1,088

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 6 36
1992 8 36
1993 9 58
1994 9 75
1995 10 92
1996 11 87
1997 16 133
1998 11 119
1999 11 106
2000 29 130
2001 26 127
2002 9 141
2003 15 197
2004 10 309
2005 23 398
2006 22 400
2007 24 469
2008 30 615
2009 48 730
2010 30 826
2011 32 922
2012 47 988
2013 40 1253
2014 44 1316
2015 45 1178
2016 54 1283
2017 63 1154
2018 65 1132
2019 66 1189
2020 66 1500
2021 85 1582

Biola University alumni

  1. Noah Munck

    Noah Munck
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1996-.. (age 26)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Noah Bryant Munck is an American actor, comedian, YouTube personality, and music producer known for his roles as Gibby in the Nickelodeon series iCarly and "Naked Rob" Smith in the ABC comedy series The Goldbergs, as well as for his appearances in shameless and as Bobby Sinclair, the junior lawn-mowing entrepreneur in the TruGreen commercials. He also produces electronic music under the alias Noxik and creates independent comedy videos on YouTube.

  2. Zach King

    Zach King
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1990-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    film produceractorfilmmakerscreenwriterexecutive producer
    Biography

    Zach King is an American internet personality, filmmaker, and illusionist based in Los Angeles. He is most known for his "magic vines," which are six-second videos digitally edited to look as if he is doing magic. He calls his videos "digital sleight of hand." He began posting videos on YouTube in 2008 and in 2013 he started posting videos to Vine. King posted his first video to TikTok in 2016, and has since attracted over 68.2 million followers, making him the fifth most-followed individual on the platform.

  3. Scott Derrickson

    Scott Derrickson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Enrolled in Biola University
    Graduated with Bachelor of Arts in humanities
    Graduated with Bachelor of Arts in communication
    Occupations
    screenwriterfilm producerfilm directorwriter
    Biography

    Scott Derrickson is an American filmmaker. He is best known for directing the films The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Sinister, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Deliver Us from Evil, and Doctor Strange.

  4. Nabeel Qureshi

    Nabeel Qureshi
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1983-2017 (aged 34)
    Occupations
    writermissionary
    Biography

    Nabeel Asif Qureshi was a Pakistani-American Christian apologist, author, activist and speaker. Raised by a devout Muslim family from the Ahmadi sect, Qureshi converted to Christianity as a university student following several years of debate with a Christian friend. He subsequently became a Christian apologist and was a speaker with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) from 2013 until 2016. Qureshi authored three books: Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity, Answering Jihad: A Better Way Forward, and No God But Oneā€”Allah or Jesus.

General info

Alternative names BU
Founded 1908
Motto Equipping men and women in mind and character to impact the world for the Lord Jesus Christ
Colors red, white
Academic Calendar August to May
Total FTE staff 886
Carnegie Classification Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address 13800 Biola Ave
La Mirada, California, 90639-0001
United States
City population 49,000
Phone 5629036000
Fax +1 (562) 903 4761

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