If you are thinking about applying to Soka University of America, the regular decision application deadline is January 15 and the application fee costs $45. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.
Students who apply for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than March 1.
Soka University of America does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
Mark your calendar! The Early Action deadline is November 1, which is coming up fast! Soka University of America will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 1. Soka University of America accepts about 47% of early action applicants* and 40% all applicants for all deadlines.. In 2021, Soka University of America admitted 55 of the 118 who applied early action.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Getting into Soka University of America is extremely difficult. Soka University of America has open admissions, which means admission is not competitive and any applicants that met the basic requirements can enroll.
In 2021, Soka University of America **accepted 40% of students, around 202 of the 502 students who applied.
Schools that are extremely difficult to get into, like Soka University of America, accept fewer than 30% of all applicants. At least 75% of admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT or over 29 on the ACT. In 2021, Soka University of America waitlisted 65 students. Of those, 45 eventually got off the waitlist.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you stand out.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Very Important|
|Extracurricular Activities||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Important|
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
To apply, all applicants to Soka University of America must submit the following items. Double check with Soka University of America's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|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||√|
Students admitted to Soka University of America have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.
Out of all students that were admitted, 15% submitted a class rank. At Soka University of America 60% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 20% were in the top 25% and 100% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Soka University of America, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||75%|
|3.50 and 3.74||16%|
|3.25 and 3.49||8%|
|3.00 and 3.24||1%|
|2.50 and 2.9||0%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0%|
|Soka University of America does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.|
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.
In 2021, 83.3% of Soka University of America's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 25.5% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Soka University of America applicants, you should strive to earn between 1200 and 1370 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Soka University of America 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1370 and 25% of scored lower than 1200, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Soka University of America student is 1288.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Soka University of America students scored 760 or higher and 75% of students scored 560 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Soka University of America students scored 650 or higher, and 75% scored a 560 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Soka University of America, you should strive to earn between 26 and 32 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 32 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Soka University of America's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 32, and three out of four students scored lower than 32 on the ACT.
A 26 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Soka University of America students. Only one out of every four students scored below 26.
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Can I defer my acceptance to Soka University of America?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Soka University of America.
Does Soka University of America accept transfer credits?
Soka University of America does not accept transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does Soka University of America accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Soka University of America accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsbut does not accept Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Soka University of America?
No, Soka University of America is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application..
What is Soka University of America's acceptance rate?
Soka University of America's acceptance rate is [rate]%.
What is the early action acceptance rate at Soka University of America?
The early action acceptance rate at Soka University of America was 47% in 2021.
How hard is it to get into Soka University of America? Soka University of America is a selective institution. The Soka University of America acceptance rate is 40%. This means that the institution accepts 40 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Soka University of America is Jan 15.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Soka University of America, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.7. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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