The acceptance rate at Biola University is 64%. It ranks #41 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Biola University is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 2,784 out of 4,324 applicants were admitted.
The school has difficult admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 42 percent (SAT 1070/1290 ACT 22/29). Biola University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.6. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the lower half of their high school class. 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The Biola University application fee is $45 and applications are due by Mar 1.
You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Biola University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||540|
|SAT Math 25th||530|
|SAT Composite 25th||1070|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||650|
|SAT Math 75th||640|
|SAT Composite 75th||1290|
|Average SAT Score||1180
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Biola University?
Biola University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 47 percent of SAT test takers. 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 960. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1180 out of 1600. Biola University ranks #27 in California for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 86 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||22|
|ACT Math 25th||21|
|ACT Composite 25th||22|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||31|
|ACT Math 75th||27|
|ACT Composite 75th||29|
|Average ACT Score||25
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 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #27 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 43 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Biola University.
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What GPA do you need to get into Biola University?
Applicants require 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 3.6 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #36 in California for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Biola University accepts 64% of students who apply.
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|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.75 to 3.99||21.0%||Avg|
|3.50 to 3.74||17.0%||Reach|
|3.25 to 3.49||9.0%||Reach|
|3.00 to 3.24||5.0%||Low|
|2.50 to 2.99||0%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.49||0%||Low|
|1.00 to 1.99||0%||Low|
|less than 1.00||0%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
88% of Biola University freshman were in the lower half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||0.5%|
|Top 25% of class||2%|
|Top 50% of class||12%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||24%||28%||26%|
Applicants have 158 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Mar 1, 2023.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Biola University is $45.
What are the requirements for admission to Biola University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.
86% of students submit their SAT scores to Biola University. 43% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
64% of those who apply are granted admission to Biola University. Admission competition is low and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1070 and 1290. 86% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 29. 43% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.