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Biola University

La Mirada, CA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate57%

Biola University Admissions

Biola University is moderately difficult to get into. Biola University admitted 57% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 4,225 students applied to Biola University and 2,392 were admitted.

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 anticipate a decision by July 1.

Biola University Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

Biola University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
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 No
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes January 15 February 15
Regular Decision Yes 9 1 July 1

Applying Early to Biola University?

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

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

Some students apply to college early in hopes that it will increase their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of being admitted, since it shows that you are very interested in a school.

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

More on Biola University Admissions

Transferring to Biola University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

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 in the admissions process. 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 admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Biola University

Curious about the factors that are considered by Biola University 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
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Very Important
Application Essay Important
Academic GPA Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered
First Generation 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 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
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Biola University?

Biola University has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.

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 does not have a test optional admissions policy. 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.

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.

More Information on 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 September 1. Applicants should hear back by January 15.

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

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer 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 • Excelsior College Examinations

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

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

Do I have to submit test scores to Biola University?

✅ Biola University is not test optional.

What is Biola University's acceptance rate?

✅ Biola University's acceptance rate is 57%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Biola University?

❌ Biola University does not offer early decision.

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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 57%. This means that the institution accepts 56 out of every 100 applicants.


Biola University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Sep 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Sep 1

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

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

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

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)

Not available

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

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