#20 Best Private Colleges in California

Biola University

La Mirada, California

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Student Population
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
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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 4,216 prospective students applied, and 2,945 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 907 enrolled in the school.  4,656 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,453 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $41,976 plus fees of $0. Biola University is ranked 275 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Biola University is rated within the top 35% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
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SAT 1080/1310
ACT 21/28
GPA 3.54
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Mar 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $45

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Biola University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,970
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $11,514
Budget for Other Expenses$3,716
Total One Year Cost$59,176

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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.

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