Biola University

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world rank  913

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Founded in 1908, Biola University is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the small city of La Mirada (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), California. Officially accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, Biola University (BU) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 6,000-6,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Evangelical religion. Biola University (BU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 112 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. BU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym BU
Founded 1908
Motto Equipping men and women in mind and character to impact the world for the Lord Jesus Christ
Colours Red and white

University Location

Address 13800 Biola Avenue
La Mirada
90639-0001 California
United States
Tel +1 (562) 903 6000
Fax +1 (562) 903 4761

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
Minority Serving Asian American, Native American or Pacific Islander-serving Institution
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is neither required nor recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office 13800 Biola Avenue
La Mirada 90639-0001
(562) 903 6000
800 652 4652

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 6,000-6,999
Academic Staff 200-299
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Evangelical Christian-Evangelical

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Doctoral/Professional Universities
2000 Classification Doctoral/Research Universities--Intensive
Size & Setting Four-year, medium, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Professions focus, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Biola University's Library
Biola University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 235,499 physical volumes, 9,101 physical media, 29,413 digital/electronic medium and 137 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
Biola University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 2,781 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

WASC Senior College and University Commission


Year of first Accreditation

1961


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Association of Theological Schools (ATS)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN)
  • National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU)
  • International Council for Higher Education (ICHE)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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