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
  • Undenominational
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
72%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important 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, 2020
Fall Regular Decision March 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision November 15, 2018
Other January 15, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
76%
Out-Of-State Students
26%
43%
Submitting ACT
75%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 26
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1186
0
1600
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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

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
50%
20-39 Students
40%
40-99 Students
7%
100+ Students
1%
0
100
52%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
70%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
14:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$31,492
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$40,488
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$40,488
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$11,312
Books and Supplies
$1916

Aid & Grants

0
100
58%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
30%
Average Aid Per Year
$18,028
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
30%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,699
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$14,659

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
61%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,661
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$19,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$257
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
36%
64%
Student Organizations
60
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
64%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Eagles
School Colors
Red/Black/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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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
$50,700
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What Students Are Saying

4.25 Average Rating
Biola helps you grow spiritually, educationally, and socially. This is just my first semester here and I already have a sense of what my purpose is in life. It's a safe place filled with amazing people; everyone is super friendly!
Biola University is a magnificent place that truly cares about the student, and does not view them as numbers. It is a place to grow spiritually, and grow closer to God as well as making lifelong friendships during your college journey. The academics are also outstanding, and may lead you to success in your career and future endeavors elsewhere.
Nigel from South Gate, CA