Biola University

La Mirada, CA, USA
4.25 Average Rating

Founded in 1908, Biola University is an Evangelical Christian University in the Los Angeles metro area with a focus on Bible-centered education. Biola offers over 150 academic majors and programs and every student is required to complete 30 credits of Bible and theology classes. As an evangelical institution, Biola holds regular chapel and all students are required to attend at least 20 services per semester. During spring semester, Biola is the site of the Missions Conference which provides students the opportunity to interact with missionaries.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Evangelical Christian
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Suburb or town
In-State Students
76%
Out-Of-State Students
24%
0
100
65%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 26
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1115
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 15, 2018
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 15, 2018
Fall Regular Decision March 1, 2019
Spring Regular Decision November 15, 2018
Other January 15, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
6,172
Total Number of Undergrads
4,048
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
51%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
69%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
15:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$33,206
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$36,696
Out-of-State Tuition
$36,696
0
100
50%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%
Average Aid Per Year
$4,352
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
35%
65%
Student Organizations
60
Size of Town
Suburb or town
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Los Angeles
Orange
San Francisco
San Diego
Seattle
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
51%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$43,100
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What Students Are Saying

4.25 Average Rating
Biola is a school focused on versatility and excellence. The faculty are intentional in teaching you not only the Christian worldview, but also to be perspective takers who can see the worldview of those around you to build relationships. It is also a challenging institution, stretching students to become the best they can be.
Michael from La Mirada, CA
I could not imagine a school any better than Biola! From caring, dedicated, and brilliant teachers to solid education and a healthy community, Biola has the best academics and atmosphere of any institution I know. Students and teachers share a commitment to Biblical values and a dedication to following Christ with their whole lives.
Cassie from Bothell, WA