Biola University

La Mirada, CA
13800 Biola Ave, La Mirada, CA 90639-0001

Biola University is a private evangelical Christian university located in La Mirada, California. The university was founded in 1908 as the Bible Institute Of Los Angeles by Lyman Stewart, President of the Union Oil Company, and his son-in-law, Dr. T.C. Horton. The university's mission is "Biola University is a leading private university dedicated to the integration of biblical Christianity with every area of scholarship and practice."

The university is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and offers over 150 undergraduate and graduate programs. The undergraduate programs are organized into six schools: School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Education, School of Intercultural Studies, School of Psychology, and Rosemead School of Psychology. The graduate programs are organized into four schools: School of Applied Studies, School of Education, School of Psychology, and Talbot School of Theology.

Biola University has a student body of over 6,000 students, representing all 50 states and over 60 countries. The average class size is 20 students and the student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1. The university offers a variety of on-campus housing options, including residence halls, apartments, and suites.

Biola University is committed to providing a Christ-centered education that equips students to serve and lead in a global society. The university offers a variety of extracurricular activities, including over 60 clubs and organizations, intramural sports, and service opportunities. Biola University is also home to a number of unique campus ministries, including Cru, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, The Navigators, and Young Life.

Quick Facts

Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above

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Annual Costs

Total Cost In-State On-Campus: $59,758

Total Cost Out-State On-Campus: $59,758

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The estimated cost for four years as an undergraduate at Biola University is $222437.73. This includes the average cost of attendance for four years plus the interest on the average loan over a ten year repayment minus the average of grants and scholarships per student.

We then contrast this figure with average early-career and mid-career average incomes of graduates of four year programs at Biola University. For graduates of Biola University, we saw an average early-career income of $54600.00 and mid-career income of $102500.00. We then ranked the school's value based on how many years of mid-career income it takes to repay the educational costs.