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Tuition & Fees

$31,776

$31,776

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

38%

62%

male

female

1
8

teacher

students

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Very Selective

38%

acceptance rate

Accepted 192
Declined + 308
Total Received 500
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Private (nonprofit)

419

undergraduate students

12

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Liberal Arts
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Codes

SAT 4066
ACT 0467

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
13%
600-699
27%
500-599
35%
400-499
23%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
700-800
38%
600-699
35%
500-599
26%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
13%
600-699
40%
500-599
39%
400-499
8%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
53%
24-29
41%
18-23
6%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
20%
24-29
68%
18-23
12%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
29%
24-29
71%
18-23
0
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 431
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 Viejo (population: 51,424).

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
22%
Top 1/4
73%
Top 1/2
100%
Bottom 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
13%
600-699
27%
500-599
35%
400-499
23%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
700-800
38%
600-699
35%
500-599
26%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
13%
600-699
40%
500-599
39%
400-499
8%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
53%
24-29
41%
18-23
6%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
20%
24-29
68%
18-23
12%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
29%
24-29
71%
18-23
0
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
($45 paper application)
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

Very Selective

38%

acceptance rate

Accepted 192
Declined + 308
Total Received 500

Admissions Factors

Very Important

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

Important

Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Geographical residence
Interview
State residency
Work Experience

Not Considered

Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

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

Cost

Tuition $30,106
Room & board $12,166
Additional fees $1,670
Books & supplies $1,854
Total $45,796
Average Financial Aid - $34,969
Total with Avg. Aid $10,827

Financial Aid

72%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$34,969

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $545,486
State $391,016
Institutional $8,534,548
Other external $0
Total $9,471,050

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $0
Institutional $3,931,087
Other external $42,865
Total $3,973,952

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%

419
students

Female
62%
259

Male
38%
160

Graduate

3%

12
students

Female
58%
7

Male
42%
5

undergraduateFull-time

99%

417
students

Female
62%
257

Male
38%
160

undergraduatePart-time

1%

2
students

Female
100%
2

Male
0%
0

Student Break-down

43%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
15%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
20%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
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
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • 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
Nepal
Special services offered for international applicants Special counselors/advisors

International Student Contact

Margaret Kasahara
Manager of International Student Services
949 480-4135
mkasahara@soka.edu

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