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Biola University Admissions

If you are considering submitting an applicationto Biola University, the regular decision application deadline is March 1 and the fee for the application is $45. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.

Considering Applying Early to Biola University?

Biola University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Mark your calendar! The Early Action deadline is March 1, which is coming up fast! Biola University will release EA admissions decisions no later than February 15.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

Is Biola University Hard To Get Into?

Biola University is amoderately difficult school to get into. Biola University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Biola University accepted 64% of all applicants., around 2,784 of the 4,324 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Biola University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What Does Biola University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Biola University

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Important
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Important
Volunteer Work Considered

Biola University Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Biola University must submit the following items. Double check with Biola University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 3
Interview
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Biola University?

Students admitted to Biola University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 7% submitted a class rank. At Biola University 0.5% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 2% were in the top 25% and 12% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Biola University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 7%
3.75 and 3.99 21%
3.50 and 3.74 17%
3.25 and 3.49 9%
3.00 and 3.24 5%
2.50 and 2.9 0%
2.00 and 2.49 0%
Biola University does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Biola University is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 77% of Biola University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 32% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Biola University?

To be competitive with other Biola University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1070 and 1290 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Biola University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1290 and 25% of scored lower than 1070, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Biola University students scored 640 or higher and 75% of students scored 540 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Biola University students scored 650 or higher, and 75% scored a 540 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Biola University?

To be most competitive at Biola University, you should strive to earn between 22 and 29 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Biola University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.

A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Biola University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.

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Transferring to Biola University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Biola University.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is March 1.

Transfer students can enroll in Biola University during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term

Biola University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Biola University?

Students who are admitted to Biola University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does Biola University accept transfer credits?

Biola University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Biola University accepts:

CLEP subject tests DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit

Does Biola University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Biola University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Biola University?

Biola University. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

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Biola University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

64%

How hard is it to get into Biola University? Biola University is a somewhat selective institution. The Biola University acceptance rate is 64%. This means that the institution accepts 64 out of every 100 applicants.

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Biola University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Mar 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Biola University is Mar 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Biola University is Mar 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Biola University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

22 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

29 and Above

Good

22 to 29

Avg

22 and Less

Low

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Biola University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1070 - 1290

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Math SAT Range

530 - 640

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Reading SAT Range

540 - 650

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Biola University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.6

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Biola University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.6. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

5,816

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

64%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$44,382

Out-of-State

$44,382

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Mar 1
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