Biola University

2,013 reviews
  1. La Mirada, CA
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    A+
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    A+
Biola University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Inter-/Non-denominational
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Golden State Athletic Conference
Address
13800 Biola Ave
La Mirada, CA 90639
Website

Biola University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
75%
SAT Range
980-1240
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$32,087/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $25,064/ year
  • $30-48k
    $28,059/ year
  • $49-75k
    $28,768/ year
  • $76-110k
    $32,268/ year
  • $110k+
    $36,765/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
95%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.128 responses
76%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.131 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.130 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,268Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 77 responses
Report
  • World Influencers and Thinkers for Christ
    32%
  • Christ centered students
    27%
  • Friendly
    23%
  • Genuine
    10%
  • Family
    3%
  • Hipsters
    1%
  • Intolerant close-minded fundamentalist Christian
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
83%
Poll
90%
of students say they don't have Greek life.122 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.171 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 82 responses
Report
  • Helping students to impact the world for the Lord
    45%
  • Think Biblically about everything
    18%
  • A place to grow spiritually
    17%
  • Glory to God
    16%
  • Sheltered
    4%

After Biola University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
69%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
91%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.79 responses

Reviews

2,013 reviews
  • Excellent
    562
  • Very Good
    837
  • Average
    510
  • Poor
    58
  • Terrible
    46
Biola is a Biblically sound, private Christian University. The people are extremely friendly and are usually God- fearing. Pretty much every professor is conservative and wants to get to know you on a personal level outside of the classroom. The campus environment is warm and welcoming, and it is very easy to make friends. Located in Southern California, Biola is close to many famous destinations like the beach, LA, and Disneyland! Dorm life is a major part of the campus community, but I am sure commuters are just as satisfied. I love Biola. The professors have taught me a lot about thinking Biblically about everything, the people are beautiful, the weather is great, and my friends are incredible. You should definitely check it out!
  • Junior
  • 8 days ago
I love the people, dorm life and professors here! So far, I have taken Bible courses such as Theology, New testament and Spiritual Formation, where I've had the unique opportunity to integrate my faith with my academic learning. Also my favorite part of the year is Missions Conference, where thousands of people come to Biola's campus to learn about missions, different cultures and to meet missionaries from every end of the Earth. Biola has provided me with a college experience that has nurtured and cultivated me as a person - something that I value much more than partying every weekend, like other universities promote.
  • Junior
  • 3 months ago
There are many things that I love about Biola University. It has been my first year at this university. For instance, the professors are wonderful. They expect a lot of effort from students, but they teach in an entertaining way which motivates students to do their best. Each of my colleagues are stressed from all the work given to them, but are motivated because each professor kindly answers questions during class sessions. Also, the campus at Biola University is beautiful. The campus is filled with fountains running water and the there are are many religious monuments. There is one thing that I think should be improved. The campus is peaceful during sunny days, but it is ugly during raining seasons. Since the campus is wide-open, it is impossible to stay dry. Although it is hard to cover the entire area, I think that some partitions should be put up in specific areas so students could relax and not worry about getting wet.
  • Freshman
  • 18 days ago