Biola University Admission RequirementsLa Mirada, California
Chances of getting into Biola University
How hard is it to get into Biola University and can I get accepted? The school has a 73% acceptance rate ranking it #78 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,786 out of 3,792 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 challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 46 percent. Biola University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 31% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
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Biola University SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT86%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||540|
|SAT Math 25th||520|
|SAT Composite 25th||1060|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||640|
|SAT Math 75th||620|
|SAT Composite 75th||1260|
|Average SAT Score||1160|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Biola University?
Biola University typically requires applicants to be in the top 49 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1060 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 1160 out of 1600. The school ranks #31 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1260 and Above||Good||>82%|
|1160 to 1260||Avg +||73%-82%|
|1060 to 1160||Avg -||61%-73%|
|960 to 1060||Reach||48%-61%|
|Less than 960||Low||<48%|
Biola University ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT43%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||21|
|ACT Math 25th||20|
|ACT Composite 25th||21|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||28|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|ACT Composite 75th||27|
|Average ACT Score||24|
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. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. 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 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #33 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 43 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Biola University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|27 and Above||Good||>82%|
|24 to 27||Avg +||73%-82%|
|21 to 24||Avg -||61%-73%|
|18 to 21||Reach||48%-61%|
|Less than 18||Low||<48%|
Avg. High School GPA3.54
Typical High School GradesB+
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. The school ranks #38 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 73% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
63% of Biola University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||33%|
|Top 25% of class||63%|
|Top 50% of class||89%|
|Bottom 50% of class||11%|
|Bottom 25% of class||2%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||29%||35%||31%|
What are the requirements for admission to Biola University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||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.
Frequently Asked Questions
86% of students submit their SAT scores to Biola University. 43% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
73% of those who apply are granted admission to Biola University. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1060 and 1260. 86% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.