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Biola University

La Mirada, California
"The Word", mural by Kent Twitchell. credit: Brendon Connelly
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
3,947 Undergraduates
65% Admissions Rate
Suburb: Large
Mostly Women
Private
Expensive
Region: West
Size: Small
Doctoral
Biola University
13800 Biola Ave
La Mirada, California
90639-0001
(562) 903-6000
www.biola.edu

Biola University, a private and Christian university in La Mirada, California, is one of the top 160 institutions of higher education in the United States. Lyman Stewart, an oil executive, along with two Presbyterian ministers founded Biola University in 1908. The name stands for “Bible Institute of Los Angeles.” Today, it sits on nearly 100 acres of land in an urban setting, and its motto is “Above All Give Glory to God.” Notable alumni include singer-songwriter Judith Hill, United States Senator John Thune, film director Scott Derrickson, Princess Sikhanyiso Dlamini, author Josh McDowell, filmmaker Zach King, comedian Steve Bridges, Christian clergyman Charles E. Fuller, baseball player Tim Worrell and advocate Wess Stafford. The school’s colors are red, black and white, its mascot is the Biola Eagle and its teams are nicknamed the Eagles. Its sports affiliations are National Collegiate Athletic Association and Pacific West Conference. Varsity sports offered by Biola University include men’s basketball, cross country, baseball, swimming, tennis, track and field, soccer and golf, and women’s cross country, soccer, tennis, track and field, volleyball and swimming. The school’s club sports include men and women’s lacrosse, archery and rugby.

Location

La Mirada is a city in southeast Los Angeles County, California, United States, and is one of the Gateway Cities. The population was 48,527 at the 2010 census, up from 46,783 at the 2000 census. In 2006, the city of La Mirada was listed on CNN Money Magazine's "Best Place to Live" list. More from Wikipedia...

75

coffee score

73

restaurants score

Students
36%

Men

64%

Women

20

Average Age of Entering Students

78%

Live On Campus

229

New Transfer Students

Admissions
65%

Acceptance Rate

30%

Enrollment Yield

950-1220

SAT Range

4,393

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$32,273

Typical Cost

$38,448

Average Tuition

98%

Recieve Financial Aid

93%

Have Loans

$19,500

Median Debt

Academics
15.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

Business Economics

Top Major

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, many to choose from

Greek Life:

None

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

Golden State Athletic Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Golden State Athletic Conference

Social
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