Biola University

Institution Details

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Biola University

13800 Biola Ave
La Mirada
CA
90639-0001
School Setting Suburb: Large: Territory outside a principal city and inside an urbanized area with population of 250,000 or more.
Geographic RegionFar West AK CA HI NV OR WA
PresidentBarry H. Corey
Name of System, Governing Board or Corporate Structure Institution is NOT part of a system or corporate entity
Opeflag Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Institutional control or affiliationPrivate not-for-profit (religious affiliation) - Undenominational
Dual credit Yes
Calendar system Four-one-four plan
The 4-1-4 calendar consists of 4 courses taken for 4 months, 1 course taken for 1 month, and 4 courses taken for 4 months. There may be an additional summer session.
Admission test scores Required

Student Details

The Student Details section provides a numeric overview of the students enrolled at the institution. The data lists the number of total students and breaks down this statistic by gender, full-time vs. part-time students, and student-to-faculty-ratio. With this information, you can determine the school’s size, the availability and popularity of part-time programs compared to full-time programs, and the potential size of classes. This section also discusses the institution’s admissions and retention rate. With this information, you can gain a sense of your own likelihood of obtaining admittance to the institution, as well as how many students typically continue on at the institution after one year.
Total Number of Students 6,303
Number of Men 2,964
Number of Women 3,339
Percentage Women53%
Percentage Men47 %
Full-time Students 5063
Part-time Students 1240
Number of Applicants 3,528
Number of Admitted 2,634
Admissions Rate 75%
Full-time Retention Rate (2012) 86%
Student-to-faculty Ratio 16 to 1

Tuition + Costs*

The Cost section provides an overview of how much it will cost to attend the institution for the full academic year. The section discusses the average annual cost of tuition, books and supplies, room and board, and extra expenses and fees. With this information, you can estimate how much it may cost you to attend the institution yourself.
yesTuition payment plan
In-state Tuition $31,004
Books and Supplies $1,665
On Campus Room and Board $9,316
In-state Fees $0
Out of State Tuition $0
Application Fee $45
Estimated Total$42,030

Net Price + Financial Aid*

The Net Price & Federal aid provides an overview of the average amount of financial aid awarded to undergraduate and first-time students enrolled in the institution, as well as the percentage of students that received aid. The types of financial aid that is reported includes scholarship aid, institutional grant aid, federal grant aid, state/local grant aid, Pell grant aid, and federal student loan aid. With this information, you can get a feeling for the types of financial aid that you might receive once you are enrolled in the institution.
Percent of undergraduate students receiving federal, state, local, institutional or other sources of grant aid 90%
Average amount of federal, state, local, institutional or other sources of grant aid dollars received by undergraduate students$23,065
Percent of full-time, first-time undergraduates receiving federal grant aid 29%
Average amount of federal grant aid received by full-time, first-time undergraduates $4,361
Percent of undergraduate students receiving Pell grants 31%
Average amount Pell grant aid received by undergraduate students $4,046
Percent of undergraduate students receiving federal student loans 77%
Average amount of federal student loan aid received by undergraduate students $5,495
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Degrees

The Degrees section provides an overview of the top area of studies that are awarded by the institution and the number of degrees that are awarded at each level. The degree types are classified by the US Department of Education’s CIP code system. With this information, you can begin to determine whether the institution offers the particular area of study and degree level that you would like to pursue.

Degrees Offered

yesBachelor’s Degree
yesPostbaccalaurate Certificate
yesMaster’s Degree
yesPost-Master’s Degree
yesDoctor’s Degree – research/scholarship
yesDoctor’s Degree – other

Degrees Awarded

Degrees Awarded by CIPCODE

Business/Commerce, General121
Psychology, General87
Bible/Biblical Studies85
Business Administration and Management, General73
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology66
Divinity/Ministry63
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other62
Religious Education55
Elementary Education and Teaching51
Clinical Psychology45
Speech Communication and Rhetoric45
Education, General41
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other41
Sociology40
Cinematography and Film/Video Production39

Degrees Awarded by Level

Bachelor's Degree897
Master's Degree309
Doctor's Degree - research/scholarship (new degree classification)41
Doctor's Degree - other (new degree classification)14
Post-master's certificate8

Additional Services

yesAcademic/career counseling service
yesEmployment services for students
yesPlacement services for completers

Sports and Athletics

yesNational Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
yesNCAA or NAIA member for basketball - Golden State Athletic Conference
yesNCAA or NAIA member for baseball - Golden State Athletic Conference
yesNCAA or NAIA member for cross country/track - Golden State Athletic Conference

Tel / Fax (562) 903-4709
Institution’s internet website address http://www.biola.edu
Disclaimer
All data has been taken directly from the US Department of Education's IPEDS Data Center and reflects information that was self-reported by the institution for the 2012-2013 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Refer to our glossary for additional reference for the information given above.