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Biola University

La Mirada, CA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate61%
Acceptance Rate61%

Biola University Admissions

Reach out to Biola University's admissions department to confirm any application fees and information.

Students who apply to Biola University for fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than July 1.

Biola University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Biola University's admissions stats.

Biola University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 0%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 26%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 11%
Waitlist No

Biola University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Biola University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Info Not Available –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Yes November 15 January 15

Want to Apply Early to Biola University?

Biola University may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Biola University directly for more information about early applications.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 15. Biola University will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 15.

➡️ Discover a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Biola University Admissions

Transferring to Biola University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Biola University

Biola University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Biola University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Biola University

What does Biola University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Important
Application Essay Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered

Make sure to check with Biola University for more information on admission factors.

Biola University Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 3
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

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, 29% submitted a class rank. At Biola University 0% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 4% were in the top 25% and 17% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Biola University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 12%
3.75 and 3.99 33%
3.50 and 3.74 23%
3.25 and 3.49 16%
3.00 and 3.24 9%
2.50 and 2.9 7%
2.00 and 2.49 ––

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Biola University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Biola University considers 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 2022, 26% of Biola University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 11% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Biola University?

To be competitive with other Biola University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1133 and 1340 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Biola University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1340 and 25% of scored lower than 1133, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Biola University students scored 660 or higher and 75% of students scored 563 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Biola University students scored 688 or higher, and 75% scored a 563 or higher.

What is 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.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Biola University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Biola University. Applicants should hear back by January 15.

Transfer students can enroll in Biola University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

Biola University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Biola University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Biola University.

Does Biola University accept transfer credits?

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

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

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

✅ Biola University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and 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.

What is Biola University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Biola University is 61%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Biola University?

🟨 Biola University may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.

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Biola University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Biola University? Biola University is a somewhat selective institution. The Biola University acceptance rate is 61%. This means that the institution accepts 60 out of every 100 applicants.


Biola University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Biola University is Continuous processing.

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

Biola University ACT Scores


ACT Range

22 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

29 and Above


22 to 29


22 and Less


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Biola University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1133 - 1340


Math SAT Range

540 - 660


Reading SAT Range

563 - 688

Biola University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Biola University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.61. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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