Biola University

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Biola University is located in La Mirada, CA. It is a private school that incorporates Christian values and theology into classroom instruction. Many students study here to associate with peers that share similar religious beliefs and values.

Biola University offers more than 145 degree programs at all academic levels.
The university offers traditional majors, such as history, philosophy, English, and anthropology, in addition to specialized art majors, such as writing, sculpture, and screenwriting.

Biola University offers graduate degree programs in business administration, teacher education, radio broadcasting, and engineering. The university is great place for students preparing for graduate-level study in optometry, veterinary science, physical therapy, and medicine since pre-professional programs in these fields are offered.

General Information

Admission Office

13800 Biola Avenue

La Mirada, CA 90639-0001

(562) 903-4752

(800) 652-4652

Fax: (562) 903-4709



Contact: Greg Vaughan

Director of Enrollment Management
Main Address

13800 Biola Avenue

La Mirada, CA 90639-0001

(562) 903-6000

www.biola.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 3,762

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 842

Degree-seeking undergrads: 3,610

Setting

Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $45

Online application fee: $45

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 81%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $24,998 $26,424 $27,744 $28,852 +3.99%
Books and Supplies $1,386 $1,566 $1,638 $1,620 -1.10%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $7,770 $8,120 $8,520 $8,820 +3.52%
Other $2,934 $2,970 $3,042 $2,979 -2.07%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $9,288 $10,152 $10,872 $10,980 +0.99%
Other $3,618 $3,870 $3,996 $3,897 -2.48%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $37,088 $39,080 $40,944 $42,271 +3.24%
In-state Off Campus $39,290 $42,012 $44,250 $45,349 +2.48%
In-state with Family $26,384 $27,990 $29,382 $30,472 +3.71%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $8,406
In-state Student Fees $0
Out-of-state Tuition $8,406
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $0

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 666 84%
Grant or scholarship aid 538 68% $8,471,105 $15,746
• Federal grants 463 59% $991,951 $2,142
• Pell grants 200 25% $723,426 $3,617
• Other federal grants 263 33% $268,525 $1,021
State and local government grant or scholarships 191 24% $1,632,746 $8,548
Institutional scholarships or grants 538 68% $5,846,408 $10,867
Student loan financial aid 538 68% $4,298,827 $7,990
• Federal student loans 523 66% $2,489,744 $4,761
• Other student loans 118 15% $1,809,083 $15,331

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 898 256 24 14
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 20
Biochemistry 5
Biology/biological Sciences, General 15
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 236 32
Business Administration and Management, General 155 23
Business/commerce, General 81 9
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 111
Journalism 30
Radio and Television 44
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 37
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer Science 1
Education 44 33
Education, General 26
Elementary Education and Teaching 42
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 2
Teaching English As A Second or Foreign Language/esl Language Instructor 7
English Language and Literature/letters 39
English Language and Literature, General 39
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1 7
Language Interpretation and Translation 7
Spanish Language and Literature 1
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 52
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General 20
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 32
History 18
History, General 18
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 11
Humanities/humanistic Studies 11
Mathematics and Statistics 7
Mathematics, General 7
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 9
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 9
Physical Sciences 1
Physical Sciences 1
Psychology 111 24 5
Clinical Psychology 24 5
Psychology, General 111
Social Sciences 70 1
Anthropology 6 1
Political Science and Government, General 5
Social Sciences, General 5
Social Sciences, Other
Sociology 54
Theology and Religious Vocations 133 159 19 14
Bible/biblical Studies 40 18 12
Divinity/ministry 47
Missions/missionary Studies and Missiology 42 9 10
Pastoral Studies/counseling 17
Religious Education 30 12 8
Religious/sacred Music 21
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other 36 1
Theology/theological Studies 20 2
Visual and Performing Arts 34
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts, General
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Fine/studio Arts, General 20
Music Pedagogy 3
Music Performance, General 11
Music Theory and Composition
Music, Other
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.


Undergraduate Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Commercial/Advertising Art B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Drawing B
Film Production/Cinematography B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music Theory/Composition B
Painting B
Sculpture B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
International Business B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Broadcast Journalism B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B
Public Relations B
Radio/Television B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B

Education

Education – General B
Elementary Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Secondary Education B

Engineering

Engineering – General B

English Language & Literature

Creative Writing B
English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Communication Disorders B
Nursing (RN) B

History

History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Intercultural/Multicultural/Diversity Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Health/Physical Fitness B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Bible Studies B
Religious Education B
Theology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.


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