4,091
Students
Financial aid thermometer
21,694
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
68
68%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

Biola University is a University institution located in La Mirada, CA, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 13800 Biola Avenue
La Mirada, CA  90639
United States
Contact Mrs. Michelle Reider
Associate Director of Undergraduate Freshman Admissions
Email: admissions@biola.edu
Phone: 562-903-4752

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Public Relations, Advertising, And Applied Communication Checkmark
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Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

3,926
Applied
2,706
Accepted
4,091
Enrolled
69%
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Female Admissions

2,685
Females Applied
Not Reported
Females Accepted
0%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,241
Males Applied
Not Reported
Males Accepted
Acceptance Rate

Applying

45
Application Fee
3.32
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
Required for some programs Interview
Recommended A minimum high school GPA of 3

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen March 1st April 1st
Out of state Fall freshmen Not reported January 1st
Other early decision plan November 15th January 15th
Transfer March 1st April 1st

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 543 658
SAT Math 520 640
ACT Composite 24 21 28

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

40,488
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Fees

11,312
Room & board
6,200
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

21,694
Avg. Financial Aid Package
22,083
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
10,519
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
3,564
Avg. Loan Aid
8,465
Avg. Grant Aid
15,750
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
52%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
9%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

4,091
Total undergrad students
3%
International Students
26%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 20.29%
Black or African American 2.44%
White or Caucasian 47.59%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.22%
Asian 17.48%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.29%
Two or more races 5.99%
Other 2.62%

Gender

Male (36.25%)
Female (63.75%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 65%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Mock Rock, Nation Ball and Midnight Madness

Student Services

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Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Adventure Club, Guerilla Film Society, Biola Cross-Fit, Xopoc Dance Team and Lacrosse Club

Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Baseball No Checkmark Checkmark
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Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading No No No
Cross-country Running No Checkmark Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Checkmark Checkmark
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
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Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Checkmark Checkmark
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Track And Field No Checkmark Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
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Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading Checkmark No Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Checkmark Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Checkmark Checkmark
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Rugby No No No
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Swimming And Diving No Checkmark Checkmark
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Track And Field No Checkmark Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
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Water Polo Checkmark No No

Faculty

536
Total Faculty
15:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 274
Part-time - 262
Male - 320
Female - 216