73%

Acceptance Rate

$20,950

Avg.Financial Aid

001122

FAFSA Code

About Biola University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

6,109

Website

https://www.biola.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

WASC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Undenominational

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

#N/A

Location & Contact

Address

13800 Biola Ave

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 5629036000
Fax: 5629034709
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Rankings

As long as US universities are concerned, the rankings which are provided by Forbes and US News are trusted everywhere. The ranking of universities by Forbes is done keeping in mind common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others. Moreover, Forbes has placed Biola University at the 293rd position among other national universities.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

N/A

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

73%

SAT Range

1060 - 1260

ACT Range

21 - 27

Application Fee

$45

SAT/ACT

Recommended

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

No

The university takes in few each year. Moreover, admission to BU is easy. Candidates are required to fill the form and submit a fee of $45, as part of the admission process at BU. If the SAT score of a student lies in the range of 1080-1310, it would improve her chances. A candidate, in order to take admission to Biola University, must score 24 in her ACTs. But, in certain cases, those having ACT scores less than 21 are also given admission. As expected, the candidates can complete the process either online or by visiting the school's office at 13800 Biola Ave, La Mirada, California 90639-0001. To gather more information, they can call them at (562) 903-6000.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$32,729

Average Annual Cost

$40,488

Books And Supplies

$1,916

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$11,312

Budget For Other Expenses

$3,240

Total One Year Cost

$56,956

Before applying to BU, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The annual full-time cost of attendance comes out to be approximately $59,176. This cost consists of the average annual tuition cost ($41,976), books and supplies ($1,970), room and boarding ($11,514), and budget for other expenses ($3,716). For students seeking financial assistance, the university offers a number of options.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

NA

Student:Faculty Ratio

14:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

86%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

100%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$578

Faculty Overview

63%

Male Professors

37%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Business Administration, Management...

116 Graduates

Psychology, General

93 Graduates

Bible/Biblical Studies

60 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

58 Graduates

Sociology

56 Graduates

Biology, General

54 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

52 Graduates

Film/Video and Photographic Arts

49 Graduates

Intercultural/Multicultural and Div...

45 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

44 Graduates

Communication Disorders Sciences an...

41 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

41 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

34 Graduates

Religious Education

32 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

29 Graduates

Public Relations, Advertising, and...

27 Graduates

Journalism

25 Graduates

History

22 Graduates

Music

22 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

19 Graduates

Political Science and Government

18 Graduates

Computer Science

17 Graduates

Mathematics

14 Graduates

Philosophy

9 Graduates

Religious/Sacred Music

9 Graduates

Education, General

7 Graduates

Engineering Physics

7 Graduates

Clinical, Counseling and Applied Ps...

5 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

5 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

4 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

4 Graduates

Anthropology

3 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

3 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

2 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

2 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

2 Graduates

Urban Studies/Affairs

2 Graduates

Chemistry

1 Graduates

Physical Sciences

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

4,010

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

30%

Full-time

94%

Part-time

6%

Students Gender

Male

37%

US National: 44%

Female

63%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

45% White

3% Unknown

3% Black

21% Hispanic

6% Two or more races

3% Non Resident alien

18% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

1% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

26%

Out Of State

70%

In State

4%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$75,484 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 76% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

76%

Undergrads in College Housing

65%

Averege Housing Cost

$6,200/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $5,112/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$5,112/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Eagles

School Colors

red and white

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes

136

Total Female Athletes

166

Intramural Sports

6

Sports Club

4

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

Students who want to enjoy the campus and lodging life can benefit from the on-campus housing facility provided by BU. At BU, $11,514 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. The average meal plan at BU costs around $5,112 a year. Notably, students at the varsity get to choose from various dining and meal plan options as well. The university has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The number of female and male students at the university are 37% and 63%, respectively.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$34,500/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$44,500/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$19,320

$31,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$201 - 322

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

99%

Average Aid Per Year

$20,950

Students Receiving Federal Grants

30%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,934

Students Receiving State Aid

28%

Average Aid Per Year

$8,028

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

99%

Average Aid Per Year

$17,195

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$28,746

$30K - $48K

$26,791

$48K - $75K

$25,267

$75K - $110K

$21,022

> $110K

$15,061

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$1,450,451

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$13,101,300

As mentioned, if one finds the fees and cost of living at BU to be on the higher side, the financial aid department of the varsity would be of huge assistance. They can assist students with scholarships, grants, and student loans as well. At the university, the average federal grant comes to be around $5,013, whereas the financial aid is $19,233. The students at the university are provided with state aid and institutional aid. The state aid stands at $7,914, while the institutional aid is $19,233. The total need-based scholarships/grants offered at BU based on students' financial needs add up to $1,450,451 per year. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants in a year come to around $13,101,300.

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