Soka University of America is a private, nonprofit school in an suburban setting in Aliso Viejo, California. Soka University of America was founded in 1987 and now enrolls around 403 students a year, including 392 undergrads.
Soka University of America offers housing for up to 600 students. The majority of students live on-campus and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.About 95% of students stay on-campus during the weekends..
Soka University of America's endowment was valued at $1.2 billion in 2021. There are 7 undergraduate students for every full-time Soka University of America professor.
|2021 Soka University of America Admissions Facts At-a Glance|
|Overall Acceptance Rate||40%|
|Early Action Acceptance Rate||47%|
|Mean ACT score||29|
|Mean SAT score||1288|
The deadline to apply regular decision to Soka University of America for Fall 2022 is January 1. All regular decision applicants will receive an admissions decision by March 1.
Soka University of America does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
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The deadline to apply early to Soka University of America is on November 1, 2021, which is coming up soon!
Soka University of America admits 47% of students that apply early action.
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It is extremely difficult to get into Soka University of America. The acceptance rate at Soka University of America is 40%. Out of 502 applications received in 2021, 202 students were offered admission.
Soka University of America reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.
Soka University of America is considered extremely difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Soka University of America, applicants must submit the following items.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for some||Details (if any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Other Requirements||√||IERF evaluation for course work completed abroad|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
The average high school GPA for a student admitted to Soka University of America is 3.7 out of 4.0. Admitted students have a mean score of 1288 on the SAT. The mean ACT score for Soka University of America students is 29.
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Soka University of America is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
Out of all applicants, 83.3% submitted the SAT. 25.5% submitted the ACT.
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Yes! Soka University of America provides on-campus housing for up to 600 students.
Soka University of America students are active in the school's Josho Daiko (Japanese Drum Club), Rhythmission (Hip Hop Dance Club) and Sualseros (Salsa Dance Club). The Festivals (celebration of art), The ASB (student volunteers in community service projects), and and Winter Formal are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.
Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Soka University of America.
Soka University of America meets 100% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $39,016 a year.
The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021
Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.
Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.
Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.
About 94% of students who start at Soka University of America come back for their second year of college. Out of the 113 students who started at Soka University of America as first-time freshman, 99 graduate within four years.
Soka University of America's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 89%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.
Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $23,404 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.
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Soka University of America is located in the suburban setting of Aliso Viejo, California, less than an hour from Los Angeles and San Diego.
If you want to see Soka University of America for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Interstate 5 Freeway to Aliso Viejo, or book a flight to the nearest airport, John Wayne (Orange County).
You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Soka University of America and Aliso Viejo are like without leaving home.
First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Soka University of America is Jan 15.
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The median ACT score of an admitted student to Soka University of America is 29. Students with an ACT score of 32 and above have a good chance of getting into Soka University of America. Students with an ACT score that falls between 26 and 32 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 26 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1370 and Above
1200 to 1370
1200 and Less
The median SAT score for Soka University of America students is 1288. Applicants with SAT scores of 1370 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Soka University of America, while applicants with SAT scores between 1200 to 1370 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1200 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Soka University of America.
Wondering what life at Soka University of America is like? There are approximately 403 students enrolled at Soka University of America, including 392 undergraduate students and 11 graduate students. 100% percent of students attend school full-time, 45% percent are from CA and 55% percent of students are from other states.
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