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Biola University

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Visiting And Contact Information

13800 Biola Avenue

La Mirada, CA 90639

United States

Phone: 1-800-OK-BIOLA

Fax: 562-903-4709

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Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 76
SAT:
% Submitting Score:85%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:500 - 620
     Math Middle 50%:490 - 610
     Writing Middle 50%:510 - 610
ACT:
% Submitting Score:38%
     ACT Middle 50%:21 - 27
     English Middle 50%:21 - 28
Average High School GPA:3.53
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:35%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:24%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:18%
     % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24:14%
     % with GPA 2.5 - 2.99:9%
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:34%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:64%
Students in Top Half of HS Class:88%
Freshman Student from Public School High Schools:59%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 3,528
Total applicants who are accepted: 2,634
Total of accepted students who enroll: 924
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 86%
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Application Process
Application Fee: $45.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Early Decision Application Deadline: 11/15
Early Decision Notification Date: 01/15
Early Decision II Application Deadline: 01/15
Early Decision II Notification Date: 02/15
Early Action Application Deadline: 11/15
Early Action Notification Date: 01/15
Early Action Plan Restrictive: No
Regular Notification Date: 01/15
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Housing Deposit Deadline: 6/1
Housing Deposit Amount: $250.00
Housing Deposit Refundable: Yes, in part
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: Yes
Deferred Admission: Yes
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Important
Class Rank:Considered
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Very important
Application Essay:Very important
Recommendation(s):Important
 
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Important
Extracurricular Activities:Important
Talent / Ability:Considered
Character / Personal Qualities:Very important
First Generation:Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Considered
Geographical Residence:Considered
State Residency:Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Very important
Racial / Ethnic Status:Considered
Volunteer Work:Considered
Work Experience:Considered
Level of applicant's interest:Considered
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Recommended:
     Total Academic Units:16
     English:4
     Mathematics:3
     Science:2
     Lab Science:1
     Foreign Language:4
     Social Studies:1
     History:1
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Key Statistics

Admissions

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    76
  • SAT:
     
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    500 - 620
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    490 - 610
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    510 - 610
  • ACT:
     
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    21 - 27
  •      English Middle 50%:
    21 - 28
  • Average HS GPA:
    3.53
  • Early Decision Application Deadline:
    11/15
  • Early Action Application Deadline:
    11/15
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