Biola University

La Mirada, CA 90639

Biola University is a privately run, not for profit institution, located in La Mirada, California. It offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

The total number of students who applied in FALL 2016 was 4393 and 2849 students were accepted.

Overview

Campus LocaleSuburb: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation
Undenominational
Level4 year
OwnershipPrivate
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate84%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN

    Biola University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) recently awarded the University the nursing program 10 year accreditation. This is approved by California Board of registered Nursing (BRN).

    Admission to the clinical nursing program at Biola University is determined by the application procedures handled by the full time nursing faculty.

    Admission Requirements

    • Be a student in good standing at Biola University with no known history of academic dishonesty or behavioral or other disciplinary problems.
    • Submit a complete application package by the stated deadline, including satisfactory personal references and a well-written biographical sketch meeting the criteria described on the application form.
    • Demonstrated adequate English language oral and writing skills, critical reasoning and effective communication during an interview with the nursing faculty.
    • Have demonstrated performance at or above 75 on the comprehensive TEAS nursing pre-admission test.

    All applicants must:

    • Be a student in good standing at Biola University with no known history of academic dishonesty or behavioral or other disciplinary problems.
    • Submit a complete application package by the stated deadline, including satisfactory personal references and a well-written biographical sketch meeting the criteria described on the application form.
    • Demonstrated adequate English language oral and writing skills, critical reasoning and effective communication during an interview with the nursing faculty.
    • Have demonstrated performance at or above 75 on the comprehensive TEAS nursing pre-admission test.

    Students who exceed the minimum requirements and who have taken at least 3 of the pre-requisite science courses at Biola will be given priority.

    Successful applicants are expected to meet all departmental criteria including health physical and immunization documentation, criminal background check, CPR for health care professionals, and payments of all fees.

    The nursing program will administer mandatory achievement exams throughout the program as well as at the time of completion. Course credit will be granted upon successful completion of the challenge exam. Courses may be challenged one time only. A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree is offered upon completion of the university baccalaureate and major requirements.

  2. LPN to BSN
  3. RN to BSN
  4. LPN to ADN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 38

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Biola University

Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science
13 miles away
Azusa Pacific University
17.27 miles away
Vanguard University of Southern California
18 miles away
Western University of Health Sciences
18.72 miles away
Homestead Schools
20.21 miles away
Concordia University-Irvine
21.02 miles away
Brandman University
22.35 miles away
Mount Saint Mary's University
29.2 miles away
California Baptist University
33.93 miles away
Loma Linda University
44.46 miles away

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
02/28/1961 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
ACEN
07/01/1972 - 12/31/2007
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
CCNE
10/13/2007 - Current

Admissions

65%

Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading480 to 610
SAT: Math470 to 610
SAT: Writing490 to 610
ACT Composite21 to 27
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Cost (Net Price)

$32,273

Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$24,595
30k to 48k$25,732
48k to 75k$29,007
75k to 110k$31,419
Over 110k$37,675
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Financial Aid & Loan

Students receiving any grant or scholarship aid

93%

Recipients

$18,143

Average Amount


Students Who receive Pell Grants

31%

Recipients

$4,339

Average Amount


Federal Student Loans

60%

Recipients

$7,044

Average Amount

Student Population

4,091

Undergrads

2,004

Graduates

3,361

Women

2,734

Men

80%

Full-time

20%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
46%
Asian
20%
Hispanic
17%
Two or more races
5%
Non-resident alien
5%
Race/ethnicity unknown
4%
Black/African American
3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0%

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2015-2016 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing
Biola University
13800 Biola Ave
La Mirada, CA 90639
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