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.
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%|
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|
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.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Biola University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
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.
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.
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Biola University for more information on admission factors.
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||√|
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%.
At Biola University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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
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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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.
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Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Biola University is Continuous processing.
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29 and Above
22 to 29
22 and Less
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
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.
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