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

Biola University is a nationally ranked private not-for-profit institution. The university is located at La Mirada in California. The university strongly believes and follows Biblical studies and incorporates its values into the education provided. The faculty members at the university hold doctorates from some of the world’s leading universities like Cambridge, MIT, and Oxford. The university provides over $55 million in the form of scholarships each year. About 84% of the students at the university receive financial assistance.

  • University accreditation is done by WASC Senior College and University Commission.
  • University's acceptance rate is 65%.

  • The student population at the university comprises 6,095 students which include 4,855 full-time students along with 1,240 part-time enrollments.

  • 45% of the students are male and the rest 55% are female.

  • The total graduation rate at the university is 72%.


Online Education at Biola University

  • The university provides online education in 32 programs available across 4 majors.

  • The online courses and the syllabus are designed with the flexibility needed by adult learners and working professionals to balance their education and career.


Reviews

Some of the Biola University reviews by the students are given below.

  • Biola is a great place to learn and become a better leader. 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 growth. Biola University nursing courses are well equipped with industry standard infrastructural provisions and experienced teachers.
  • Every person is very friendly and willing to help out new people. There are a lot of ways to create communities for people who are moving from all over the world. Each professor is so willing to help students who are struggling, whether it be in their own class or another. The relationships go beyond teacher-student and cross over into a realm of mentor-mentee, as each professor is also approachable with personal problems. The university is truly Christ-centered and have a strong community of believers.

  • Biola University dorms are kept neat and are a wonderful place with high living standards.

Location & Contact

Address

13800 Biola Ave

Contact

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

The university rankings according to Forbes and US News are as mentioned below.

  • The university is ranked at number 307 in Top Colleges, number 207 in Research Universities, number 62 in the West, and at number 147 in Research Universities.

  • According to US News, the university is ranked at number 237 in High School Counselor Rankings and at number 157 in National Universities.

Admissions

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

1st Mar

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

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

No

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

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

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

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

The university has various provisions under financial aids that extend funds and monetary assistance to students. These provisions can be used to pay fees and meet other expenses related to academics.

The various financial assistance schemes provided at the university are in the formats of scholarships, grants, loans, and federal work-study options. The students who wish to avail of these facilities are required to fill in the FAFSA form and meet certain eligibility factors.

Eligibility criteria vary according to the type of provision opted for. The Biola University federal school code is 001122.

The various financial aids provided by the university include the following schemes.

  • Institutional Aids provided by the university include Biola University scholarships such as President’s Scholarship, Provost’s Scholarship, Dean’s Scholarship for Academic Excellence, Eagle’s Scholarship, University Grant, International Student Aid Grant, and the Helen Grace Colbert Yates Loan along with the Freeman-Aitken-Somerville Loan.

  • Federal Aids such as the Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, TEACH Grant, Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, Direct PLUS Loan, Federal Nursing Loan, and the Federal Work-Study option.

  • Cal Grant A, Cal Grant B, and California Chafee Grant are given as the State Aids.

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill is the Military Aid provided at the university.

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