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13800 Biola Ave, La Mirada, CA

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Biola University provides a variety of educational opportunities for students to assist them in their growth and development. The school is located in La Mirada, California and operated as a private institution. The school's Nondenominational Christian affiliation is one of its defining characteristics and plays an important role within the school's vision. Nearly 6,100 students enroll at Biola University annually.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Psychology
  • Theology And Religious Vocations
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Visual And Performing Arts

To be considered for admissions, applicants may be asked to fill out an application, provide letters of recommendations, and submit school transcripts, which are then reviewed by the admissions committee. Most students admitted to this school have an SAT score between 1500 - 1860, or an ACT composite score between 21 - 27. This school has an admissions rate of 77% of which only 37% decided to attend. More information from the admissions office can be found here.

The cost of tuition is close to $33,000 for the year. Tuition prices may change for any number of reasons, and as such students should use the school's price of attendance calculator to understand their costs. Housing is available on-campus for students. The yearly cost of housing is approximately $5,400. Some students at Biola University may qualify for financial aid, which is typically offered in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The Biola University Eagles participate in several athletic programs, within the NAIA organization. Available sports offered may include but not limited to:

  • Baseball (NAIA Division I)
  • Basketball (NAIA Division I)
  • Golf (NAIA Division I)
  • Soccer (NAIA Division I)

For a complete list of programs offered, enrollment information, financial aid details, and more, please visit the school's website at http://www.biola.edu.

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Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give an overview of the students Biola University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of accepted students, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to get a better idea of your chances of getting accepted to Biola University.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • Letters of Recommendation are Required
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

SAT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
SAT ® Critical Reading500 - 620
SAT ® Math500 - 620
SAT ® Writing500 - 620
SAT ® Total Score1500 - 1860

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English21 - 28
ACT ® Math0 - 0
ACT ® Composite Score21 - 27

Acceptance Rate Table

The table below lists the chances for admission at Biola University.

 Number (Percentage)
Applicants3,323
Granted Admissions2,548 (77%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled936 (37%)

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Biola University is about 6,100. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 33% enrolling as graduate students and 67% as undergraduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition is estimated to be around $34,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
  • Part time students pay in the range of $1,300 to $1,600 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid97%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships95%$13,744
Receiving Student Loans89%$10,011

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 1%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Biola University may provide student services including:

  • Distance learning
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Work study style employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Graduation Rates

With a high graduation rate of around 71%, Biola University is among the most successful schools in the area.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years50%
Graduating in 5 Years18%
Graduating in 6 Years3%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) Program
  • Theology (Ministry) Program (more info)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Art and Design Program
  • Music Program (more info)

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Psychology

Theology and Religious Vocations

  • Ministry (M)
  • Biblical Studies (B, C, M)
  • Missions, Missionary Studies and Missiology (B, D, M)
  • Religious Education (B, D, M)
  • Theology and Religious Vocations (D, M)
  • Theology (C, M)
  • Christian Counseling (M)
  • Religious, Sacred Music (B)

Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies (M)
  • Philosophy (B)

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Cinematography And Film (B)
  • Fine Studio Arts (B)
  • Music Performance (B)
  • Music (B)
  • Music Theory and Composition (B)
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies
  • Drama
  • Music Pedagogy

Social Sciences

Communications and Journalism

Education

Health and Clinical Professions

  • Nursing (B)
  • Communication Disorders (B)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

English Language and Literature

History

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Humanistic Studies (B)

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Language Interpretation and Translation (M)
  • Spanish Language and Literature

Physical Sciences

  • Physical Sciences (B)

Computer and Information Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

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