Biola University Overview
Biola University is a private not-for-profit institution located in La Mirada, California. Biola is located in a safe and convenient suburb.
What Is Biola University Known For?
- The student loan default rate at Biola is 2%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
- The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Biola.
- In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from Biola with a bachelor's degree make about $44,500 a year. That's 9% more than those who graduate from other schools.
Biola University Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Biola.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Biola has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Biola University?
Contact details for Biola are given below.
|Address:||13800 Biola Ave, La Mirada, CA 90639-0001|
How Do I Get Into Biola?
You can apply to Biola online at: https://www.biola.edu/undergrad/admissions#apply-now
Admission Requirements for Biola
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Biola?
Approximately 32% of accepted students are men and 68% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 72%, and the acceptance rate for women is 72%.
Average Test Scores
About 75% of students accepted to Biola submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 543 and 658. Math scores were between 520 and 640.
Can I Afford Biola University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Biola, approximately 62% of students took out student loans averaging $8,207 a year. That adds up to $32,828 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Biola is 2.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Biola University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 2,060 graduate students at the school.
Of the 3,772 full-time undergraduates at Biola, 36% are male and 64% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Biola University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||86|
|Hispanic or Latino||764|
California students aren't the only ones who study at Biola University. At this time, 36 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 45 countries are represented at Biola. The most popular countries sending students to the school are South Korea, Indonesia, and China.
Online Learning at Biola University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Biola has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 56th most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Biola
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Biola University was 79.5%. This is the #385 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Biola regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Biola majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business Administration & Management||26%|
|Business, Management & Marketing||20%|
|Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology||29%|
|Teaching English or French||55%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Biola ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Biola.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Multicultural & Diversity Studies||#1|
|Teaching English or French||#4|
|Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology||#6|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||#10|
|Theological & Ministerial Studies||#14|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#22|
|Theology & Religious Vocations||#22|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Biola University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By Robert J. Boser under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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