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 1080 (25th percentile) - 1310 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and between 21 (25th percentile) - 28 (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 31 percent continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Biola University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Biola University was reported as 69.9% in Fall 2020 with over 4,220 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

  • ACT Scores: 21 - 28
  • 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 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Biola University has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 64.9%
  • 2017-2018: 72.0%
  • 2018-2019: 73.5%
  • 2019-2020: 69.9%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 65.7%

How Does Biola University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Biola University is twenty-three percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Whittier College57.1%
Hope International University36.8%
Chapman University55.7%
Azusa Pacific University67.5%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records 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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Biola University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading550 - 660
Math530 - 650
Total Score1080 - 1310
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 29
Math19 - 27
Composite Score21 - 28
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