Biola University

Private, Four-years School Located in La Mirada, CA

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How much is the Biola tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Biola's tuition & fees is $46,704.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $62,218 when a student lives on-campus.

Biola Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$46,704
Books & Supplies Costs$1,200
On-campus Room & Board$10,522
On-campus Expenses$3,792
Off-campus Room & Board$10,522
Off-campus Expenses$3,792
2023-2024 Projection
Tuition & Fees$44,382

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Biola for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $212,563 at Biola. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $274,009. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $165,020.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$49,147$63,869$38,669
Sophomore (2024-25)$51,719$66,859$40,341
Junior (2025-26)$54,425$69,996$42,090
Senior (2026-27)$57,272$73,286$43,920
4 Years Total$212,563$274,009$165,020
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$51,719$66,859$40,341
Sophomore (2025-26)$54,425$69,996$42,090
Junior (2026-27)$57,272$73,286$43,920
Senior (2027-28)$60,268$76,738$45,836
4 Years Total$223,684$286,878$172,187
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$54,425$69,996$42,090
Sophomore (2026-27)$57,272$73,286$43,920
Junior (2027-28)$60,268$76,738$45,836
Senior (2028-29)$63,422$80,360$47,841
4 Years Total$235,387$300,379$179,687
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$57,272$73,286$43,920
Sophomore (2027-28)$60,268$76,738$45,836
Junior (2028-29)$63,422$80,360$47,841
Senior (2029-30)$66,740$84,160$49,940
4 Years Total$247,702$314,544$187,537
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$60,268$76,738$45,836
Sophomore (2028-29)$63,422$80,360$47,841
Junior (2029-30)$66,740$84,160$49,940
Senior (2030-31)$70,231$88,147$52,137
4 Years Total$260,661$329,405$195,753

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Biola' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in California, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $23,111.
Biola University$46,704
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
California Four-years Colleges$20,867
Public Schools$4,034$13,259
Private Schools$23,111

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Biola and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Biola UniversityLa Mirada, CA$46,704$12,420
Azusa Pacific UniversityAzusa, CA$43,600$17,330
University of San FranciscoSan Francisco, CA$58,222$29,140
University of La VerneLa Verne, CA$47,000$15,790
University of San DiegoSan Diego, CA$56,444$29,328

Financial Aid and COA

At Biola University, 3,366 students (94%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $23,947.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Biola is $38,271 for students living on-campus and $38,271 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 634 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $26,521 and the average amount of student loans is $7,941.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$62,218
COA (off-campus)$62,218
Tuition & Fees$46,704
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$15,514
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$15,514
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$38,271
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$38,271
Average Financial Aid$23,947
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship3,36694%$23,947
Pell Grants92826%$5,199
Federal Student Loan1,61745%$6,663
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid634100%-
Grants or Scholarships634100%$26,521
Federal Grants15625%$5,660
Pell Grants15625%$5,141
Other Federal Grants549%$1,499
State/Local Grants14924%$8,333
Institutional Grants634100%$23,170
Student Loan Aid29246%$7,941
Federal Student Loans28845%$5,231
Other Student Loans427%$19,337

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Biola's acceptance rate is 60.77%. A total of 4,354 applicants applied to and 2,646 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 655 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 24.75%.
To apply to Biola, 3 items are required - 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. SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
Acceptance Rate60.77%54.97%64.24%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)24.75%29.24%22.46%
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

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to Biola. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,226 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 26.
Its SAT score is slightly higher than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is similar to the national average score of 24.
SAT Total1,2261,1031,348
National Average1,168
California Average1,305
SAT EBRW626563688
SAT Math600540660
ACT Composite262229
National Average24
California Average29
ACT Math242027
ACT English272231

Student Population

Biola University has a total of 5,387 students including 3,499 undergraduate and 1,888 graduate students. By gender, there are 2,432 male students and 3,119 female students attending Biola. The school offers online degree programs and 935 students enrolled online exclusively (17.36% of all students).
Total5,551 2,4323,119
Undergraduate3,596 1,3672,229
Graduate1,955 1,065890

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address13800 Biola Ave, La Mirada, CA
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered97 Programs
Online Program Offered11 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered35 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate56.63%
Student Population5,387
Graduation Rate72%
Retention Rate84% (Full-time), 33% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate13 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties212 (Full-time), 173 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs825 (Full-time), 179 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$88,485
Average Staff Salary$65,893