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ACCEPTANCE RATE

69.85%

FINANCIAL AID RATE

99%

STUDENT TEACHER RATIO

14:1

DEGREE OFFERED ONLINE

28

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.

$20,563

Average Grants + Scholarship Aid Awarded to Undergraduate Students

Percent of Full-Time Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid

Percent of Students Paying In-State Tuition vs Out-of-State Tuition

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Biola University

Also known as Bethesda University

730 N. Euclid St, Anaheim, CA

Biola University provides a variety of educational opportunities for students to assist them in their growth and development. The school is located in La Mirada, California and operated as a private institution. The school's Nondenominational Christian affiliation is one of its defining characteristics and plays an important role within the school's vision. Nearly 6,100 students enroll at Biola University annually.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Psychology
  • Theology And Religious Vocations
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Visual And Performing Arts

To be considered for admissions, applicants may be asked to fill out an application, provide letters of recommendations, and submit school transcripts, which are then reviewed by the admissions committee. Most students admitted to this school have an SAT score between 1500 - 1860, or an ACT composite score between 21 - 27. This school has an admissions rate of 77% of which only 37% decided to attend. More information from the admissions office can be found here.

The cost of tuition is close to $33,000 for the year. Tuition prices may change for any number of reasons, and as such students should use the school's price of attendance calculator to understand their costs. Housing is available on-campus for students. The yearly cost of housing is approximately $5,400. Some students at Biola University may qualify for financial aid, which is typically offered in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The Biola University Eagles participate in several athletic programs, within the NAIA organization. Available sports offered may include but not limited to:

  • Baseball (NAIA Division I)
  • Basketball (NAIA Division I)
  • Golf (NAIA Division I)
  • Soccer (NAIA Division I)

For a complete list of programs offered, enrollment information, financial aid details, and more, please visit the school's website at http://www.biola.edu.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give an overview of the students Biola University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Biola University is about 6,100. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 14% enrolling as graduate students and 66% as undergraduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition is estimated to be around $46,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
  • The estimated tuition for part time students is around $1,700 to $2,100 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid99%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships99%$20,950
Receiving Student Loans62%$8,207
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Biola University may provide student services including:

  • Distance learning
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Work study style employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Art and Design Program
  • Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) Program
  • Music Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
  • Theology (Ministry) Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

Bethesda University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division II without football classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Pacific West Conference)
  • Basketball (Pacific West Conference)
  • Track and Field (Pacific West Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

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  • English Language and Literature

  • Health and Clinical Professions

  • Mathematics and Statistics

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