Biola University

2,006 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

2,006 reviews
  • Excellent
    556
  • Very Good
    837
  • Average
    510
  • Poor
    58
  • Terrible
    45
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
  • 2 months ago
Biola University is a really great place to be! The campus, in my opinion, is the perfect size as the longest distance you'll ever have to walk to your classes is maybe fifteen minutes. The people here are all so nice and welcoming! You really feel like the community at Biola is thriving. It's a very strongly Christian campus, which it should be because it is a Christian university. The only downside to coming to Biola (if you could consider it a downside) is that there are a lot of rules you ned to follow. Theres required chapels, you're on a contract that restricts you from doing things like drinking or clubbing, and dorm rules are very strict with gender segregation. Other than that, I think Biola is great!
  • College Freshman
  • Sep 24 2015
If i could rewind back in time, and take me back to May 1st... my school colors would have been green and yellow to be an Oregon Duck. Biola University was never my first choice but do to the fact of financial issues and family problems I was not able to attend Orgeon University. Not to say that Biola is not a great school just not exactly what i was expecting for my college experience. The rules are to strict I am in college not in middle school, I feel once Biola realizes this they will be more successful in attracting more prospective students. They have a well put together community during school hours, but once the weekend comes it seems like all of this crumbles. This is why I am applying for scholarships and trying to fulfill my dream of becoming a Duck!
  • College Freshman
  • 12 months ago