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Biola is ranked #300 out of 2,238 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2024 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Biola held the #438 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.
Biola also holds the #44 spot on the Best Colleges in California ranking.
The acceptance rate at Biola University is a competitive 61%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.
About 26% of students accepted to Biola submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 563 and 688. Math scores were between 540 and 660.
With a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1, Biola University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.
In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.
The full-time faculty percentage at Biola University is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.
Biola University has a freshmen retention rate of 88%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.
Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Biola the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 57%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%
During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,683 undergraduates at Biola with 3,391 being full-time and 292 being part-time.
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The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Biola, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Biola, approximately 48% of students took out student loans averaging $6,930 a year. That adds up to $27,720 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Biola is 2.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Contact details for Biola are given below.
|Most Popular Majors||Bachelor’s Degrees||Average Salary of Graduates|
|Business Administration & Management||122||NA|
|Film, Video & Photographic Arts||56||NA|
|Public Relations & Advertising||33||$37,928|
|General English Literature||30||$18,018|
Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.
In 2020-2021, 2,792 students took at least one online class at Biola University. This is a decrease from the 5,683 students who took online classes the previous year.
|Year||Took at Least One Online Class||Took All Classes Online|
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*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
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