Biola University

United States of America

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Biola University is a nationally ranked Christian university in the heart of Southern California. Founded in 1908, Biola offers biblically centered education, intentional spiritual development and vocational preparation within a unique learning community where all faculty, staff and students are professing Christians. U.S. News & World Report ranks Biola as a first-tier national university — one of only three schools in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities to hold this distinction. The Princeton Review includes Biola on its list of “Best Western Colleges.”

The student-faculty ratio at Biola University is 15:1 with total student population of over 6000.  The most popular majors at Biola University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; Visual and Performing Arts; Psychology; and Theology and Religious Vocations. The university has over 40 major academic fields of study in six schools (Cook School of Intercultural Studies, Crowell School of Business, Rosemead School of Psychology, School of Education, School of fine Arts and Communication, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Science, Technology and Health and Talbot school of Theology).

More than 90 % students rely on one or more forms of financial assistance. For international student, the type of financial is generally limited to institutional aid programs that are provided by Biola University. International applicants are expected to provide proof of financial support as to how they plan to meet the cost of education at Biola University. International Students are not eligible for the federal grants and loans through the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The federal and state financial aid programs require student to be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national (including natives of American Samoa or Swain’s Island), or permanent resident of the United States.

The vision of Biola University is to be identified among the world’s foremost Christ-centered universities — a community abiding in truth, abounding with grace and compelled by Christ’s love to be a relevant and redemptive voice in a changing world.

Notable Alumni: Charles Edward Fuller (American Christian clergyman and a radio evangelist.), Joslin "Josh" McDowell (Christian apologist, evangelist, and writer.), Wesley Kenneth “Wess” Stafford (Former president and CEO of Compassion International and an advocate for children), Todd Roland Worrell (retired professional baseball relief pitcher)

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As a Biola accounting major, you ll develop the expertise needed to oversee the budgeting, taxes and financial reports for a variety of businesses and organizations

Official Transcript from secondary and post-secondary school, Affidavit of Support, Essay, SAT 1000, ACT 19, TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5

Archaeologist, Director of community development, Educator, Ethnographical researcher, Evangelist, Humanitarian, Risk management specialist, Translator

1st Mar

English

As Christians, the Bible is central to our lives. But to get the most out of God s Word, we must read it in its historical, cultural and literary contexts, informed along the way by how Christian thought has developed throughout history. Through Biola s biblical and theological studies major, you ll develop the tools you need to more effectively study Scripture and theology whether your plans involve teaching, church ministry or seminary.

Official Transcript from secondary and post-secondary school, Affidavit of Support, Essay, SAT 1000, ACT 19, TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5

Pastor, Evangelist, Missionary, Youth pastor, Children's ministry director, Counselor, Church administrator, Prison or military chaplain, Guidance or mental health counselor, Social worker

1st Mar

English

Is God calling you to serve others in vocational ministry Biola s Christian ministries major is designed to develop your abilities and spiritual gifts for leadership in parachurch organizations or specialized ministries within the church. Along the way, you ll gain biblical wisdom and practical insights to help you disciple the specific groups to which you ve been called whether children, youth, adults, families or others.

Official Transcript from secondary and post-secondary school, Affidavit of Support, Essay, SAT 1000, ACT 19, TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5

Youth pastor, Church ministry coordinator, Counselor, Senior pastor, Director of, Christian education,Church planter, Relief worker, Bible teacher, Religious researcher, Church camp director

1st Mar

English

At the heart of every young filmmaker is the love of story. In Biola s cinema and media arts program a national leader among Christian film schools you ll receive the instruction, mentorship, technical training and hands-on experience you need to become an exceptional visual storyteller. Working with accomplished professors and industry professionals in an ideal Southern California setting, you ll be prepared to compete and succeed, alongside our alumni, in the entertainment or documentary industry.

Official Transcript from secondary and post-secondary school, Affidavit of Support, Essay, SAT 1000, ACT 19, TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5

Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Screenwriter, EditorSound Design, Music Video and Commercial Directing

1st Mar

English

Everyone communicates. But not everyone communicates well. As such, people with strong writing and speaking skills often have a strong advantage for career success. In Biola s communication studies major, you ll learn both the art and science of communication growing in your practical skills to create and deliver messages as well as your knowledge of communication theory and research.

Official Transcript from secondary and post-secondary school, Affidavit of Support, Essay, SAT 1000, ACT 19, TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5

Managing editor, Corporate communications director, Lawyer, Digital media manager, Reporter or newscaster, Church drama coordinator, Film editor, Web content manager, Legislative press secretary, Bible teacher or pastor

1st Mar

a) University online application

b) $45 application fee

c) Official high school transcript

d) Official SAT/ACT scores

e) Typical SAT scores- Evidence-Based Reading, Writing and Math -1000, ACT Composite 19

f) Average GPA 3.53

g) TOEFL/IELTS scores if the applicant’s native language is not English.

h) TOEFL: IBT-79, IELTS-6.5.

i) Acceptance rate: 75.4% (2014)

j) Applicant must be an evangelical believer in the Christian faith (the applicant's statement of faith will be articulated in the personal essay section of the application).

Requirements vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific requirements.

Fees

Undergraduate: $38,448

Graduate: Fees vary for each program

Fees vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

Cost of Living

The annual cost of living at Biola University is $9,704 approx.

Accommodation

Yes, the university has in campus dorm facilities.

Undergraduate: Fall-March 1, Spring-November 15

Graduate: Deadlines vary for each program.

Deadlines vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines.

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University Stats

6222

Students

174

International Students

4225

Undergraduates

1997

Postgraduate

414

Faculty Strength

15

International Faculty

15

Student Faculty Ratio

65
%

Acceptance Rate

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36696

Tuition Fees

$
9704

Living Cost

3.3

Avg. GPA

32

Avg. IB

* All cost are in USD