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Biola University, founded in 1908, is a university with religious orientation. It is a nationally ranked university providing an excellent liberal arts education where students are equipped in mind and character to impact the world for the Lord Jesus Christ. Its 95-acre campus is located in La Mirada, 22 miles from Los Angeles.

Website: www.biola.edu

Private
Co-ed
4,043
Undergraduate
Students
(63.3%) 2,560 Women
(36.7%) 1,483 Men
2,060
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
71% of 4,149 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
March 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.58
SAT Math
530-650 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
550-660 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
21-28 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$70,690
Tuition and Fees
$53,490
Room and Board
$11,514
Average Percent of Need Met
61%
Average Freshman Award
$26,680
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$36,330
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
282
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 7% of classes
10-19 students: 40% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
30-39 students: 14% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 4% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
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Campus Life

La Mirada Population
49,001
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Los Angeles
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
63% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
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Sororities
55% of women participate
Fraternities
50% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
16.1% Asian
3.0% Black/African-American
22.6% Hispanic/Latino
6.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.9% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
47.1% White
3.8% Unknown
International Students
4.0%
First-Year Students Returning
83.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
59.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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