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#15 Best Private Colleges in California

Biola University

La Mirada, California

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Overview

Student Population
5,815
Biola University overview
Location La Mirada, California
Online biola.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Religious Affiliation Undenominational
Biola University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in La Mirada, California, Biola University is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Undenominational faith. In the most recent statistical year 4,324 prospective students applied, and 2,784 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 715 enrolled in the school.  4,225 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,590 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $43,512 plus fees of $0. Biola University is ranked 241 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Ratings

7/10
Overall
8/10
Academics
7/10
Resources
7/10
Outcomes
5/10
Value

Biola University is rated within the top 34% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Biola University within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Difficult
Biola University overview
SAT 1070/1290
ACT 22/29
GPA 3.6
Applications Accepted
64.4% 
Biola University overview
Applications Due Mar 1, 2023
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $45

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Annual Cost to Attend

Tuition
$43,512
Costs for Biola University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,970
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $10,560
Budget for Other Expenses$3,716
Total One Year Cost$59,758

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$48,900 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
71% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Biola University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 19%
Visual and Performing Arts 13%
Theology and Religious Vvocations 12%
Psychology 10%
Social Sciences 9%

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

Current students may use the Biola University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.