Biola University

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Biola University can be found in La Mirada, CA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Biola University has an enrollment of about six thousand students.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores between 1493 (25th percentile) - 1860 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and between 22 (25th percentile) - 27 (75th percentile) on the ACT is typical among applicants accepted to this school. We were able to estimate the Biola University average GPA (3.13 - 3.52) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. About 70 percent of all applicant were admitted at Biola University, and from those that were granted acceptance about 26 percent continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Biola University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Biola University was reported as 72.9% in Fall 2013 with over 4,820 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SAT Scores: 1493 - 1860
  • ACT Scores: 22 - 27
  • Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.52

How Hard Is It to Get into Biola University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Biola University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Biola University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 81.5%
  • 2010-2011: 77.7%
  • 2011-2012: 76.7%
  • 2012-2013: 74.7%
  • 2013-2014: 72.9%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 75.2%

How Does Biola University Compare?

This School
National Avg

The acceptance rate for Biola University is thirty-one percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Whittier College63.3%
Hope International University46.8%
Chapman University44.7%
California Institute of Technology10.6%
Vanguard University of Southern California69.8%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Biola University (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading500 - 620
Math503 - 620
Writing490 - 620
Total Score1493 - 1860
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 28
Math22 - 27
Composite Score22 - 27
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