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Biola University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1908
Affiliation: Christian interdenominational
Academic calendar: 4-1-4
Undergraduate student body: 3,924
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $43,657,000
Admissions Address

13800 Biola Avenue
La Mirada, CA 90639-0001

Website

http://www.biola.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@biola.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.5
Send application by: March 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Greg Vaughn
Admissions office telephone: (562) 903-4752
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: March 1
Decision sent by: April 1
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Send application by: December 1
 
Decision sent by: January 15
Application fee: $45
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.biola.edu/applynow  
Tuition deposit: $300 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $250 (Partially refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 3
Science N/A 2
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language N/A 4
Social studies N/A 2
History N/A 1
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units N/A 16


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: May 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Important
 
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Very important
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 80%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: 97%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): -7%
Total applicants: 2,287
Total acceptances: 1,838
Total freshman enrollment: 807
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


 

Male applicants: 780
Male acceptances: 604
Male freshman enrollment: 281
 
Female applicants: 1,507
Female acceptances: 1,234
Female freshman enrollment: 526
Out-of-state freshmen: 28%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 36%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 69%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 91%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 60%
Average high school GPA: 3.5
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 81%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 500 - 620
Math: 490 - 620
Combined: 990 - 1240


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 8.6% 3.8%
600-699 27.1% 28.3%
500-599 39.5% 40.7%
400-499 23.1% 22.7%
300-399 1.7% 4.4%
200-299 0.0% 0.1%


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 27%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 21 - 26


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 7.6% 16.7% N/A
24-29 50.2% 42.5% N/A
18-23 39.0% 34.7% N/A
12-17 3.2% 6.1% N/A
6-11 0.0% 0.0% N/A
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% N/A

 



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