Biola University

La Mirada, CA
Christian college

Questions and Answers

McKella L.
1 month ago
Can you tell me about your dining options for students with dietary restrictions?
Biola University
Hello McKella, this link will lead you to the details about how students can handle their dietary restrictions in partnership with our on-campus eateries.
McKella L.
1 month ago
Do many students choose to live on campus?
Biola University
Yes, about 68% of our students live on-campus. It is very common for students to live in Biola housing for their entire time at Biola.
Lizbeth G.
2 months ago
Where can I find more information about extracurricular activities offered by your school?
Biola University
For more information regarding our extracurricular activities please visit our Student Life page (
Daniel C.
2 months ago
How does Biola faculty and administration help students in developing and maturing in their faith?
Biola University
Biola helps students develop and mature their faith through our Bible Minor (10-bible classes) and integrating faith into non-bible classes. Chapels and other spiritual formation opportunities are provided throughout the academic year. More info here:
Madison M.
2 months ago
Where can I find more information about Biola's scolarships and finantial aid programs?
Biola University
You can find all information regarding Biola's scholarships and financial aid programs here:
Catie S.
3 months ago
What do your admissions counselors look for in an ideal applicant?
Biola University
Our admissions requirements consist of a 3.0 unweighted GPA, 1000 SAT or 19 ACT scores (tests are waived for Fall 21 & Fall 22), and a statement of faith. If students meet these requirements and have a drive to grow not only in their career but their faith as well, they are an ideal fit for Biola University.


Biola University is a private Christian university in Southern California with the mission to provide biblically centered education, scholarship, and service - to equip men and women in mind and character to impact the world for the Lord Jesus Christ. Biola offers over 40 majors and concentrations ranging from Business, Nursing, Engineering, Cinema & Media Arts, Psychology, and more.

Academic details

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
14 to 1
Less Selective (73% Acceptance Rate)
School type
4-year institution

Diversity statistics

43% White
19% Asian
18% Hispanic
5% Multiracial
3% Black
1% Pacific Islander
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Financial Snapshot

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Published tuition and fees (Out of state)
$41,976 / year
While we do our best to show up-to-date information, due to COVID-19 and other factors out of our control, it is possible that the data we are showing about test requirements, application deadlines, and more, are inaccurate. Please verify with the college itself via their website to ensure you are aware of all requirements and deadlines.