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Biola University Admission Chances


Acceptance Rate

69.9%
Admission Difficulty for Biola University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into Biola University? The school has a 70% acceptance rate. Last year, 2,706 out of 3,874 applicants were admitted making Biola University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores. Biola University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 31% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1070-1320
Applicants Submitting SAT
83%
SAT Scores for Biola University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1070
SAT Scores for Biola University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 640
SAT Composite 75th 1320
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Biola University?

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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Biola University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (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%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
21-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
38%
ACT Scores for Biola University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Biola University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 29
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 28
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Biola University?

Admission data indicates that Biola University regularly accepts students with ACT's 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Biola University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness 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%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.54
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Biola University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Biola University was 3.54 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Biola University accepts 70% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Biola University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 37% Good
3.50 to 3.75 24% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 16% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 13% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 9% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

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Admission Statistics

Biola University admission statistics
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%

Admission Requirements

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

Biola University Admission Requirements
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

High School Credits Accepted at Biola University
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.