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Biola University is a private institution that was founded in 1908. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,337, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 95 acres. It utilizes a 4-1-4-based academic calendar. Biola University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 177. Its tuition and fees are $32,142 (2013-14).
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As one of leading Christian universities in the nation, Biola University offers students a premier educational experience to prepare them for lives of impact and influence. Located near Los Angeles in sunny Southern California, Biola is recognized for its prestigious Torrey Honors Institute, its wide range of innovative degree programs, and its unique requirement that all undergraduate students take 30 units of Bible and theology classes. Founded in 1908, the mission of the university is biblically centered education, scholarship and service, equipping men and women in mind and character to impact the world for the Lord Jesus Christ.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Christian, Interdenominational|
When applying to Biola University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early action deadline is November 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due May 1. The application fee at Biola University is $45. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 74.7 percent and an early acceptance rate of 82.3 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||74.7%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||May 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Biola University is 16:1, and the school has 44.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Biola University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Theology and Religious Vocations; Visual and Performing Arts; Psychology; and Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 85.3 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||47%|
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Biola University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,337, with a gender distribution of 38.5 percent male students and 61.5 percent female students. At this school, 61 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 39 percent of students live off campus. Biola University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
Biola University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, health service, and health insurance. Biola University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Biola University, 47 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Biola University.
|Students who have cars on campus||47%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Biola University, 69 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $12,614.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$32,142 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$9,595 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data