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Biola University

School Profile

  • Biola UniversityPrivate Four-year Bible College/University Interdenominational in La Mirada, CA
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  • Acceptance Rate: 81%
  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 3,762
First-year Undergraduate Students: 842
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 3,610

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Bible Studies
  • Bachelor of Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Broadcast Journalism
  • Bachelor of Business Administration/Management
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Commercial/Advertising Art
  • Bachelor of Communication Disorders
  • Bachelor of Communications/Rhetoric
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Creative Writing
  • Bachelor of Drama/Theater Arts
  • Bachelor of Drawing
  • Bachelor of Education - General
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of Engineering - General
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of Exercise Sciences
  • Bachelor of Film Production/Cinematography
  • Bachelor of Fine/Studio Arts
  • Bachelor of Health/Physical Fitness
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of Intercultural/Multicultural/Diversity Studies
  • Bachelor of International Business
  • Bachelor of Journalism
  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Bachelor of Management Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Marketing Management
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Music - General Performance
  • Bachelor of Music Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Music Theory/Composition
  • Bachelor of Nursing (RN)
  • Bachelor of Painting
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Physical Education
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Prelaw
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Public Relations
  • Bachelor of Radio/Television
  • Bachelor of Religion/Religious Studies
  • Bachelor of Religious Education
  • Bachelor of Sculpture
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Spanish
  • Bachelor of Theology

Online Undergraduate Courses & Distance Class

  • Education

Online Associate's Degrees

  • Education
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Education
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

Online Graduate Courses & Distance Class

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies
  • Business
  • Education
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies, and Humanities
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • Theology and Religious Vocations

Online Doctoral Degrees

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies
  • Business
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • Theology and Religious Vocations


  • In-state tuition and fees: $27,744
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $27,744

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • ACT: Considered but not Required
  • SAT Reasoning Test: Considered but not Required
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 500
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 173
  • TOEFL (paper) average score: 589
  • Average TOEFL Score (Computer-based): 244


Member: NAIA
Team name: Eagles


  • Ranked #170 National Universities
  • Ranked #147 High School Counselor Rankings
  • Ranked #16 Up-and-Coming Schools
  • Ranked #149 Student Engagement and Accreditation

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Admissions Address

13800 Biola Avenue
La Mirada, CA 90639-0001
(562) 903-4752
(800) 652-4652
Fax: (562) 903-4709
Contact: Greg Vaughan
Director of Enrollment Management

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 78%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 78%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 2,951
Female applicants 1,956
Male applicants 995
Applicants accepted 2,294
Female applicants accepted 1,552
Male applicants accepted 742
Freshman enrollment 885
Female freshman enrollment 564
Male freshman enrollment 321
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 99%
Average high school GPA 3.5
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3.2-3.8

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 87%
SAT Critical Reading average score 561
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 500-620
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 554
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 490-620
SAT Writing average score 554
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 490-620
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 31%
Average ACT Composite score 24
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 21-28
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 21-29
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT Math score breakdown N/A

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