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Soka University of America

Aliso Viejo, CA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate53%
Acceptance Rate53%

Soka University of America Student Life

Soka University of America is on a 103-acre campus in the suburban setting of Aliso Viejo, California, not far from Los Angeles and San Diego.

Soka University of America Student Activities

There are many activities and organizations for Soka University of America students to join – including chorus, and more.

Interested in Greek life? Soka University of America does not have fraternities or sororities.

Soka University of America has the Josho Daiko (Japanese Drum Club). In fact, more students participate in the Josho Daiko (Japanese Drum Club) than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Soka University of America include Rhythmission (Hip Hop Dance Club), Sualseros (Salsa Dance Club), Ka Pilina Ho'olokahi (Hawaiian Dance Club) and Soul Wings (Choir).

Soka University of America students' favorite campus traditions are The Festivals (celebration of art), The ASB (student volunteers in community service projects) and Winter Formal.

Does Soka University of America Offer Student Housing?

This table offers information on housing at Soka University of America.

Housing Options Offered? Details
On-Campus Housing Yes Required for senior
Guaranteed Housing Yes Guaranteed for freshman
Co-ed Housing Available Yes
Housing for Students with Disabilities Yes
Percentage of Students Living On-Campus –– 99%
Spots Available in On-Campus Housing –– 600
Number of Students Living On-Campus –– 400
Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus –– 1%

Soka University of America offers on-campus housing. Students are required to live on campus through senior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of Soka University of America students live on campus. In 2022, 99% of undergrads at Soka University of America lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 1% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Soka University of America. There are 600 spots available in on-campus housing for all 435 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 400 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 95% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Soka University of America offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Soka University of America Athletics

At Soka University of America there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Soka University of America:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Soccer Club Teams Club Teams Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Swimming And Diving Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Track And Field Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Cross Country Running Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport

Safety at Soka University of America

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Soka University of America is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Soka University of America campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

Soka University of America offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Plan a Visit to Soka University of America

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Soka University of America, take U.S. Interstate 5 Freeway to Aliso Viejo, CA. If you need to fly, book your flight to John Wayne (Orange County) airport.

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