Biola University Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Biola University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 2,706 out of 3,874 applicants or 70% were admitted making Biola University a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores. Only 31% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 2,644 1,230 3,874
Accepted 1,928 778 2,706
Acceptance Rate 73% 63% 70%
Enrolled 565 264 829
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 29% 34% 31%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Biola University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Biola University regularly accepts students with ACTs of 21 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. 38 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Biola University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1070 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 945. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1195 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 83 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1070 1320
SAT Reading 550 670
SAT Math 520 640
ACT Composite 21 28
ACT English 22 29
ACT Math 20 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

 What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >81%
24 to 28 Avg + 70%-81%
21 to 24 Avg - 60%-70%
18 to 21 Reach 48%-60%
Less than 18 Low <48%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1320 and Above Good >80%
1195 to 1320 Avg + 70%-80%
1070 to 1195 Avg - 58%-70%
945 to 1070 Reach 45%-58%
Less than 945 Low <45%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Biola University has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Biola University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110097 IPEDS survey data for Biola University.