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Biola University
  • 4 Year
  • La Mirada, CA

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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
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  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
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  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade D+
  7. Professors
    grade A minus
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
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  10. Campus Food
    grade B+
  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
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About

13800 Biola Ave
La Mirada, CA 90639
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Pacific West Conference
From Biola University

Biola University is a nationally ranked Christian university in beautiful Southern California. Founded in 1908, Biola offers biblically centered education, intentional spiritual development and vocational preparation in a unique learning community where all faculty, staff and students are professing Christians.

Biola is consistently ranked among the nation’s foremost Christian universities by U.S. News & World Report. Biola’s nine schools offer more than 150 academic programs at the bachelor’s through doctoral levels, enrolling over 6,000 students in La Mirada, online, and in distance programs worldwide. Biola is home to the Torrey Honors Institute, a world leading, classically based honors program for students of any major, and the Stewart Honors program for STEM students.

Biola’s 95-acre campus is less than 25 miles from iconic Southern California locations. Biola’s athletic program competes in NCAA Division II. Over two-thirds of Biola students receive financial aid.

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Biola University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
March 1
Acceptance Rate
70%
SAT Range
1080-1310
ACT Range
21-28
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

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Cost

Net Price
$33,331 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$22,704 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
95%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 128 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 158 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 157 responses

Majors

Nationally Leading Honors Education

The Torrey Honors Institute brings together curious, sharp thinkers from all majors and backgrounds to pursue goodness, truth, and beauty. Read and discuss culture-shaping texts in tightly-knit cohorts, exploring enduring questions together while guided by faculty mentors. It’s an innovative classical honors program with Christ at the center.

Online

Online Programs Offered
5
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
5
How Students Learn
  • All
    4%
  • None
    70%
  • Some
    26%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,772 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
271
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 103 responses
  • World Influencers and Thinkers for Christ
    29%
  • Christ centered students
    28%
  • Friendly
    24%
  • Genuine
    11%
  • Sheltered and Friendly
    3%
  • Family
    2%
  • Hipsters
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
77%
Poll
91%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 149 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 198 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 109 responses
  • Helping students to impact the world for the Lord
    44%
  • Think Biblically about everything
    21%
  • A place to grow spiritually
    14%
  • Glory to God
    13%
  • Sheltered
    6%
  • Home away from home
    2%
  • Underrated
    1%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,500 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
74%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
91%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 79 responses

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