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Tuition & Fees

$31,076

$31,076

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

38%

62%

male

female

1
8

teacher

students

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Selective

46%

acceptance rate

Accepted 208
Declined + 243
Total Received 451
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Private (nonprofit)

433

undergraduate students

12

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
12%
600-699
29%
500-599
33%
400-499
23%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
700-800
37%
600-699
28%
500-599
33%
400-499
2%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
11%
600-699
39%
500-599
46%
400-499
4%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
47%
24-29
45%
18-23
8%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
20%
24-29
58%
18-23
19%
12-17
3%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
33%
24-29
56%
18-23
11%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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School Facts

Soka University is an independent, non-profit, private, coeducational institution of higher education. Its campus is located in Aliso Viejo, California.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 445
Established in 1987
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Aliso Viejo, CA

103-acre campus in Aliso Viego (population: 50,231).

Soka University of America
1 University Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-8081

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
99%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
33%
Top 1/4
88%
Top 1/2
100%
Bottom 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
12%
600-699
29%
500-599
33%
400-499
23%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
700-800
37%
600-699
28%
500-599
33%
400-499
2%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
11%
600-699
39%
500-599
46%
400-499
4%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
47%
24-29
45%
18-23
8%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
20%
24-29
58%
18-23
19%
12-17
3%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
33%
24-29
56%
18-23
11%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline November 1 (priority deadline)
January 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Selective

46%

acceptance rate

Accepted 208
Declined + 243
Total Received 451

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work

Considered

Class rank
Geographical residence
Interview
State residency
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Matthew Luna
Manager of Admissions Operations
P: 888 600-7652
F: 949 480-4151
admission@soka.edu

Cost

Tuition $29,372
Room & board $11,812
Additional fees $1,704
Books & supplies $1,592
Total $44,480
Average Financial Aid - $36,380
Total with Avg. Aid $8,100

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$36,380

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $581,351
State $472,476
Institutional $8,764,445
Other external $0
Total $9,818,272

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $0
Institutional $3,822,327
Other external $30,350
Total $3,852,677

Varsity Sports

M W
cross-country
diving
golf
soccer
swimming
track and field (outdoor)

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NAIA
Mascot
Lion
School colors
blue, white, and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Educational Leadership/Societal Change
Liberal Arts
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Undergraduate

97%

433
students

Female
62%
269

Male
38%
164

Graduate

3%

12
students

Female
58%
7

Male
42%
5

undergraduateFull-time

99%

432
students

Female
63%
269

Male
37%
163

undergraduatePart-time

1%

1
students

Female
0%
0

Male
100%
1

Student Break-down

39%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
17%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
20%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

Not Reported

Transfer applicants accepted

Not Reported

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript
College transcript(s)
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s)
Interview
Standardized test scores
Essay or personal statement
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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 45
Countries most often represented China
India
Japan
Korea
Malaysia
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants Special counselors/advisors

International Student Contact

Maura Grainger
Coordinator of Admission Operations
949 480-4383
mgrainger@soka.edu

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