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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    A
Biola University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Inter-/Non-denominational
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II
Athletic Conference
Pacific West Conference
Address
13800 Biola Ave
La Mirada, CA 90639
Website
From Biola University

We are a community of believers dedicated to seeking God in all things, together. Located in the heart of Southern California and grounded in a rich legacy of biblically centered education, Biola offers spiritual development and vocational preparation within a vibrant learning community where all faculty, staff, and students are professing Christians. Biola's eight schools are home to more than 150 academic programs at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels—each seamlessly weaving a Christian perspective into every class across every discipline.

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
65%
SAT Range
950-1220
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App

Cost

Net Price
$32,273/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $24,595/ year
  • $30-48k
    $25,732/ year
  • $49-75k
    $29,007/ year
  • $76-110k
    $31,419/ year
  • $110k+
    $37,675/ year
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Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
95%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.128 responses
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.140 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.139 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,947Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 86 responses
Report
  • World Influencers and Thinkers for Christ
    29%
  • Christ centered students
    27%
  • Friendly
    24%
  • Genuine
    10%
  • Sheltered and Friendly
    3%
  • Family
    2%
  • Diverse
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
78%
Poll
91%
of students say they don't have Greek life.131 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.180 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 91 responses
Report
  • Helping students to impact the world for the Lord
    44%
  • Think Biblically about everything
    19%
  • A place to grow spiritually
    16%
  • Glory to God
    14%
  • Sheltered
    5%
  • Home away from home
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
72%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
91%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.79 responses
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Biola is a very friendly school, full of Christian learning and values. I would not recommend coming here unless you are someone who wants to be in a Christian environment i.e. no smoking/drinking/sex, chapels, separate male/female facilities, Bible minor. Biola is a great school, but it does not challenge you in your faith unless you look for it. Talbot, the Theological Department is narrow-minded and does not challenge you. I recommend stepping out of your comfort zone and allowing yourself to take full advantage of the school. Also, the Nursing program here is pretty phenomenal! Beautiful school and kind people.
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Biola is a great place to learn and become a better leader for Christ. Every class integrates faith and the opportunities to become involved are plenty. Professors, staff, and students are very friendly! Also, chapels and events encourage spiritual biblical growth. Highly recommend this fantastic university. I am learning and growing a lot in my studies but most importantly growing in my walk with Jesus!
Good University. Everyone on campus is very nice. It is a Godly place that really helps strengthen knowledge about God. Some of the Professors on campus are not the best though, especially in the science department. Since it is such a small school, there are not very many options for different science professors. Definitely check on rate my professor before picking your professors. It really is helpful!