Biola University: Ranking & Review

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La Mirada Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 394 1361
Top 8%

Biola University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate72%72%72%
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

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

Typical SAT scores

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

Typical ACT scores

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

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
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

Theology and Religious Vocations 100 126 28 254
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 145 39 184
Psychology 98 18 23 139
Education 64 54 3 121
Visual and Performing Arts 120 120
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 109 109
Philosophy and Religious Studies 9 78 87
Health Professions and Related Programs 82 82
Social Sciences 79 79
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 58 58
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 45 9 2 56
English Language and Literature & Letters 34 34
History 22 22
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 19 19
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 16 16
Mathematics and Statistics 13 13
Engineering 7 7
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 2 4 6
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 3 3
Physical Sciences 2 2
Natural Resources and Conservation 2 2
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.

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

General info

Alternative namesBU
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

Address13800 Biola Ave
La Mirada, California, 90639-0001
United States
Urbanization levelSuburb: Large
City population50,000 - 250,000
Fax+1 (562) 903 4761

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