Biola University

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world rank  891

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University Overview

Founded in 1908, Biola University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of La Mirada (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), California. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, Biola University (BU) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 6,000-6,999 students) coeducational 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 111 years old 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.

University Identity

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 (population range: 50,000-249,999)
90639-0001 California
United States
T +1 (562) 903 6000
F +1 (562) 903 4761

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Int'l student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
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
Admission Rate Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office 13800 Biola Avenue
La Mirada 90639-0001
+1 (562) 903 6000
800 652 4652

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 6,000-6,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 1,000-1,499
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar 4-1-4
Campus Setting Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Evangelical Christian-Evangelical

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Biola University's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

WASC Senior College and University Commission

Year of first Accreditation


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)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU)
  • International Council for Higher Education (ICHE)
  • National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Sunday, 21 April 2019