Biola University
La Mirada, CA, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • 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
3,926
Students Applied
62%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
516
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
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
Early Decision II
January 15, 2019
Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$45
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

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
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
520
75th
640
Reading
25th
543
75th
658
3.30
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
39%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
20%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
7%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
30
Top 25%
59
Top 50%
88

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: admissions@biola.edu
Admissions Telephone: 800-652-4652
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

4.25 Average Rating
Make sure to visit campus in order to ensure that Biola is the appropriate fit for you.
Nigel from South Gate, CA
- Be open to the growth that will inevitably happen
- Don't let opportunities presented at Biola pass you by
- You will be surrounded by intelligent, caring professors who are scholars in their field, ask questions!
- Pour into others as your friends and professors pour into you
- Have fun :)
Christine from Washington
VISIT. You need to get a feel for it. You need to know what you are getting into. If you don't want to attend 30 chapels in a semester or take 30 units of Bible classes then consider going elsewhere. Don't come and try to fight the rules or get around them. It's not right and you won't win. You'll just get kicked out. KNOW WHAT YOU'RE GETTING INTO AND MAKE SURE YOU AGREE WITH THE CONTRACT.
Ruth from Riverside, CA
Be excited-Biola is such a welcoming community! My tip for prospective students would be to get involved on your floor, in clubs, in a missions trip, in a ministry, in chapel, or anyway you find fitting because the more involved the more you will enjoy your experience.
Katelyn from Salinas, CA
Be ready for all the friendly faces! And be prepared to learn a LOT of names! Also, don't procrastinate...ever!
If your parents can provide a car for you to use, it's helpful. It's not necessary because there is the grocery store and pharmacy walking distance from campus. A car makes it easier to go other places, but the chances are that you'll find a way to get there within your group.
Samantha from Milpitas, CA
If you want to be a part of a community that will challenge and encourage you to be excellent in whichever field you choose, you will love it at Biola. However, if you are not a Christian and are not willing to be a Bible minor, Biola is not for you, as these are requirements for all students.
Christine
Biola has said that they'll never turn away a student who fits the basic qualifications (one is that the student be a Christian) and genuinely wants to go. So apply!
Meg from NH
Do not be discouraged by the different things you hear about the school. Go for yourself and get to know the place. Different people will have different opinions on what is great and what is not so great about the school. One thing is for sure though, most people have a positive opinion about how great Biola is! Don't believe me? Go see it for yourself! I trust you won't be disappointed.
Marco from Palmdale, CA
PREPARE TO BE WELCOMED WITH LOTS OF LOVE!
Angela from Claremont, CA