2022 Acceptance Rate

A total of 4,354 students have applied and 2,656 students have allowed to admit to Biola University (Acceptance rate: 61.00%). The yield, also known as enrollment rate, is 25.00 % where 664 students have finally enrolled out of 2,656 admitted students.
The acceptance rate of the school is higher (easier to admit) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as Drake University and Loyola University Chicago, its acceptance rate is slightly lower than average (relatively difficult to get in) (the average acceptance rate of the schools is 72.10%).
The yield of the school is lower (less admitted-students enrolled) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California. Compared to similar schools in rankings, its yield is lower (admitted, but not enrolled) (average yield is 19.80%).
*Data Source: 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). (Last update: June 2022)

How to Apply to Biola University

Admissionhttps://www.biola.edu/undergrad/admissions
Online Applicationhttps://www.biola.edu/undergrad/admissions#apply-now
Financial Aidhttps://www.biola.edu/undergrad/financial-aid
Net Price Calculatorhttps://www.biola.edu/undergrad/financial-aid/net-price-calculator#net-price
Veterans Tuitionhttps://www.biola.edu/veterans-services
Disability Servicehttps://www.biola.edu/disability-services

Admission Statistics Charts

2022 Test Scores Comparison

For the academic year 2020-2021, the average SAT score is 1,226 and the average ACT score is 26 over scores submitted by enrolled first-time students. Compared to similar schools in college rankings, the admission score of Biola University is average than the schools (average score is 1,293). You can check and compare the SAT and ACT scores by subject with tables and charts.
SAT/ACT Scores Comparison
SAT AverageACT Average
Biola University1,22626
Similarly Colleges in Rankings1,26528
All U.S. Colleges1,12368
Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges1,13269
4-Years Colleges1,12468
Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California1,17875

SAT/ACT Scores by Subject

SATACT
At Biola University, 166 students submitted SAT scores (26% of enrolled students).
The average SAT score is about 1,226 and it is average than average for Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California. The following table shows the SAT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
SAT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing563688
Mathematics540660
Total1,1031,348
*Data Source: 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). (Last update: June 2022)
At Biola University, 68 students submitted ACT scores (11% of enrolled students).
The average ACT score is about 26 and it is lower than average for Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California. The next table shows the ACT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
ACT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Composite2229
English2231
Mathematics2027

Admission Requirements

The following table summarizes the admission requirement to apply to Biola University. The school requires 3 items to submit - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 1 items are recommended to submit - Completion of college-preparatory program and .
Admission Requirements for Applying to Biola University
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered but not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended