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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
- 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.
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 Reading||500 - 620|
|SAT ® Math||503 - 620|
|SAT ® Writing||490 - 620|
|SAT ® Total Score||1493 - 1860|
ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011
|Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)|
|ACT ® English||21 - 28|
|ACT ® Math||22 - 27|
|ACT ® Composite Score||22 - 27|
Acceptance Rate Table
The table below lists the chances for admission at Biola University.
|Granted Admissions||3,509 (73%)|
|Accepted Students That Enrolled||903 (26%)|
The total student enrollment at Biola University is about 6,300. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 31% enrolling as graduate students and 69% 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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||97%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||95%||$13,744|
|Receiving Student Loans||89%||$10,011|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 2%.
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo 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
With a high graduation rate of around 71%, Biola University is among the most successful schools in the area.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||50%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||18%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||3%|
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)
Biola University is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports being in the NAIA Division I classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Golden State Athletic Conference)
- Basketball (Golden State Athletic Conference)
- Swimming and Diving
- Track and Field, Indoor
- Track and Field, Outdoor
- Track and Field, X-Country
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 (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Theology and Religious Vocations
Visual and Performing Arts
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