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Soka University of America

Aliso Viejo, CA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate53%

About Soka University of America

Soka University of America is a private, non-profit institution of higher education located in Aliso Viejo, California. Soka offers a BA in liberal arts and an MA in Educational Leadership and Societal Change. Although the college was founded on the Buddhist principles of peace, human rights and the sanctity of life, the school maintains no religious affiliation. Soka’s unique curriculum emphasizes leadership and contributive citizenship. Students are required to study a non-native language and study abroad in a country where that language is spoken, the cost of which is included in tuition. Undergraduate students choose from concentrations in environmental studies, humanities, international studies, life sciences or social and behavioral sciences. The school fields nine varsity sports teams for men and women and is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.

Soka University of America is a private, nonprofit university in the suburb of Aliso Viejo, California. Soka University of America was founded in 1987. The college currently enrolls around 445 students per year, including 435 undergraduates.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Soka University of America

It is extremely difficult to get into Soka University of America. Soka University of America admitted 53% of all applicants in 2022. In 2022, 271 out of 513 total applicants were accepted.

Soka University of America Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 53%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate 3%
Average GPA 3.7
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 3%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 43%

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Soka University of America is located in the town of Aliso Viejo, California, near Los Angeles and San Diego.

If you would like 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).

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College Info

1 University Drive Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Campus Setting: Suburban

Soka University of America Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Soka University of America is Jan 15.

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Soka University of America SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1220 - 1365


Math SAT Range

645 - 755


Reading SAT Range

560 - 645

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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1365 and Above


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1220 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Soka University of America students is 1299. Applicants with SAT scores of 1365 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Soka University of America, while applicants with SAT scores between 1220 to 1365 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1220 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Soka University of America.

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Wondering what life at Soka University of America is like? There are approximately 445 students enrolled at Soka University of America, including 435 undergraduate students and 10 graduate students. 100% percent of students attend school full-time, 46% percent are from CA and 54% percent of students are from other states.


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