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Biola University Demographics & Diversity

La Mirada, California

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Biola University are predominantly White with a smaller Hispanic population. The school has very high racial diversity. 51% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Biola University students
Race Percent of Students
White 49%
Black 2%
Hispanic 19%
Asian 18%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 6%
International 3%
Race Unknown 2%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 30% more female students than male students enrolled at Biola University with a gender ratio of 57% women to 43% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Biola University has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Biola University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 43%
Women 57%
Enrollment by gender for Biola University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,652
Women 3,457

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Biola University serves a low number of students outside of California, with 70 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Biola University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 70%
Out of State 26%
Foreign 4%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$75,484 per year

28% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 5.2%
Part time Undergrads 3.5%

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