If you are planning on applying to Soka University of America, the regular decision application deadline is January 15 and the application fee is $45.
Students who submit their applications to Soka University of America for the fall semester should hear back from Soka University of America by March 1.
Here is an overiew of some of Soka University of America's admissions stats.
|Soka University of America 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.7|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||67%|
|Mean SAT Score||1299|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||43%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||8%|
These are the application deadlines for Soka University of America.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Yes||November 1||December 1|
Soka University of America does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. Soka University of America will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 1.
Soka University of America accepts approximately 3% of early action applicants and 53% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2021, Soka University of America admitted 62 of the 27 who applied early action.
➡️ Find a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
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 53% of all applicants, approximately 271 from the 513 applicants.
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.
For more information on transferring to Soka University of America, contact the school directly.
Soka University of America has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you shine.
What does Soka University of America consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Very Important|
|Extracurricular Activities||Very Important|
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
Make sure to check with Soka University of America for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Soka University of America, all applicants 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)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Other Requirements||√||IERF evaluation for course work completed abroad|
|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, 11% submitted a class rank. At Soka University of America 67% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 100% were in the top 25% and 100% were in the top 50%.
At Soka University of America, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||74%|
|3.50 and 3.74||14%|
|3.25 and 3.49||9%|
|3.00 and 3.24||1%|
|2.50 and 2.9||1%|
|2.00 and 2.49||––|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Soka University of America directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Soka University of America considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
Soka University of America has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 43% of Soka University of America's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 8% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Soka University of America applicants, you should aim to score between 1220 and 1365 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Soka University of America 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1365 and 25% of scored lower than 1220, 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 1299.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Soka University of America students scored 755 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 645 or higher, and 75% scored a 560 or higher.
To be most competitive at Soka University of America, you should strive to earn between 24 and 28 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Soka University of America's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.
A 24 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Soka University of America students. Only one out of every four students scored below 24.
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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) credits but 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 you can make the call whether or not to send your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting 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?
✅ The acceptance rate for Soka University of America is 53%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Soka University of America?
❌ Soka University of America does not offer early decision.
What is the early action acceptance rate at Soka University of America?
✅ The early action acceptance rate at Soka University of America was 3% in 2021.
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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 53%. This means that the institution accepts 52 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer 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
28 and Above
24 to 28
24 and Less
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Soka University of America is 27. Students with an ACT score of 28 and above have a good chance of getting into Soka University of America. Students with an ACT score that falls between 24 and 28 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 24 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1365 and Above
1220 to 1365
1220 and Less
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.
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.
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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