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Biola University

La Mirada, CA

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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

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Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences, Other Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Biomedical Sciences, General Checkmark
Exercise Physiology And Kinesiology Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
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Management Information Systems, General Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Communication And Media Studies, Other Checkmark
Communication, General Checkmark
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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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Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
History Teacher Education Checkmark
Mathematics Teacher Education Checkmark
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Music Teacher Education Checkmark
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Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education Checkmark
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Special Education And Teaching, General Checkmark
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
Engineering Physics/applied Physics Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Writing, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Audiology/audiologist And Speech-language Pathology/pathologist Checkmark
Communication Sciences And Disorders, General Checkmark
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General Checkmark
Physical Therapy/therapist Checkmark
Pre-nursing Studies Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
Speech-language Pathology/pathologist Checkmark
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
Applied Mathematics, General Checkmark
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Intercultural/multicultural And Diversity Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Computer Science Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Exercise Science And Kinesiology Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, And Leisure Studies Checkmark
Sports, Kinesiology, And Physical Education/fitness, General Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
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Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Social Sciences, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
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Pastoral Studies/counseling Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art/art Studies, General Checkmark
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Commercial And Advertising Art Checkmark
Design And Visual Communications, General Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
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Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
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Music Pedagogy Checkmark
Music Performance, General Checkmark
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Technical Theatre/theatre Design And Technology Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

4,324
Applied
2,784
Accepted
3,682
Enrolled
64%
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Female Admissions

2,891
Females Applied
1,892
Females Accepted
65%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,433
Males Applied
892
Males Accepted
62%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

45
Application Fee
3.6
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 Not reported
Other early decision plan March 1st February 15th
Transfer March 1st Not reported

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 540 650
SAT Math 530 640
ACT Composite 22 29

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

44,382
Private
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Fees

10,202
Room & board
6,400
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

25,339
Avg. Financial Aid Package
26,680
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
13,628
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
3,129
Avg. Loan Aid
11,917
Avg. Grant Aid
19,347
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
55%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
9%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

3,682
Total Undergrad students
4%
International Students
24%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 21.41%
Black or African American 3.21%
White or Caucasian 42.96%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.27%
Asian 15.6%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.74%
Two or more races 6.9%
Other 3.86%

Gender

Male (36.72%)
Female (63.28%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 5%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
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Campus events:
Mock Rock, Nation Ball and Midnight Madness

Student Services

Health clinic Checkmark
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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

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

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

458
Total Faculty
14:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 274
Part-time - 184
Male - 268
Female - 190
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