A-
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
    B+
  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
70%
SAT Range
980-1240
ACT Range
21-28
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
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Cost

Net Price
$32,607/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $25,382/ year
  • $30-48k
    $26,527/ year
  • $49-75k
    $28,864/ year
  • $76-110k
    $33,479/ year
  • $110k+
    $37,666/ year

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
76%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.132 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.131 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,078Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 78 responses
Report
  • World Influencers and Thinkers for Christ
    32%
  • Christ centered students
    27%
  • Friendly
    24%
  • Genuine
    10%
  • Family
    3%
  • Hipsters
    1%
  • Intolerant close-minded fundamentalist Christian
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
78%
Poll
90%
of students say they don't have Greek life.123 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.172 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 83 responses
Report
  • Helping students to impact the world for the Lord
    45%
  • Think Biblically about everything
    18%
  • A place to grow spiritually
    17%
  • Glory to God
    16%
  • Sheltered
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
70%
National
48%
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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Biola is a Biblically sound, private Christian University. The people are extremely friendly and are usually God- fearing. Pretty much every professor is conservative and wants to get to know you on a personal level outside of the classroom. The campus environment is warm and welcoming, and it is very easy to make friends. Located in Southern California, Biola is close to many famous destinations like the beach, LA, and Disneyland! Dorm life is a major part of the campus community, but I am sure commuters are just as satisfied. I love Biola. The professors have taught me a lot about thinking Biblically about everything, the people are beautiful, the weather is great, and my friends are incredible. You should definitely check it out!
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I got accepted into UCLA and Biola and chose Biola because of the amazing Elementary Education program and the close and friendly community I felt on campus. If you're given the chance walk around Biola and schedule a tour, it's an amazing top tier university with a family feel. I've read some comments about it being conservative but myself as a Liberal and Feminist feel like my view points are often met and expanded upon due to Biola's inclusive and accepting teaching style, while centering everything around Jesus. You'll love it here!
Biola University is the greatest university a Christian college student can attend. The education, programs, and alumni population are extremely reputable and Biola's community within the college itself is one of the greatest and most cohesive communities available for students assimilating into something as large as college life. The food is fantastic for a university cafeteria. I would not change a thing so far!