Biola University: Ranking & Review

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La Mirada
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United States
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World
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13921356
Top 8%

Biola University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate72%72%72%
Applicants3,9261,2412,685
Admissions2,8268941,932
Enrolled undergraduates891294597
Enrolled total (including graduate students)6,1722,7103,462

1,590 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

555 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores666
Percent of students submitting SAT scores75%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
600
Math
580

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores386
Percent of students submitting ACT scores43%
ACT Composite
24
ACT English
25
ACT Math
23

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $55. Application fee for graduates - $65.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Biola University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus$54,516$54,516
Off-campus$54,516$54,516
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $11,472 and other expenses per full academic year.

Biola University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 2,781 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$38,448$38,448
Fees for full-time undergraduates$0$0
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$1,602$1,602
Tuition for Full-time graduates$10,656$10,656
Fees for full-time graduates$0$0
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$592$592

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Theology and Religious Vocations10012628254
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services14539184
Psychology981823139
Education64543121
Visual and Performing Arts120120
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs109109
Philosophy and Religious Studies97887
Health Professions and Related Programs8282
Social Sciences7979
Biological and Biomedical Sciences5858
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies459256
English Language and Literature & Letters3434
History2222
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1919
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1616
Mathematics and Statistics1313
Engineering77
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics246
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities33
Physical Sciences22
Natural Resources and Conservation22
Grand Total1,029328561,413

A total of 1,029 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Biola University.

At the master's and doctor's level 384 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate73%71%75%
  • Full-time retention rate - 87%
  • Part-time retention rate - 67%

General info

Alternative namesBU
Founded1908
MottoEquipping men and women in mind and character to impact the world for the Lord Jesus Christ
Religious affiliationUndenominational
Colorsred, white
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff1,040
Instructional FTE343
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.biola.edu
Address13800 Biola Ave
La Mirada, California, 90639-0001
United States
Urbanization levelSuburb: Large
City population49,000
Phone5629036000
Fax+1 (562) 903 4761

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