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Tuition & Fees

$30,642

$30,642

not including room and board

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Selective

43%

acceptance rate

Accepted 176
Declined + 229
Total Received 405
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undergraduateRatios

40%

60%

male

female

1  :  8

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Liberal Arts
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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 418
Established in 2001
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Codes

SAT 4066
ACT 0467

Social Networks

Private (nonprofit)

412

undergraduate students

6

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
13%
600-699
28%
500-599
35%
400-499
21%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
700-800
29%
600-699
44%
500-599
27%
400-499
0
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
17%
600-699
27%
500-599
51%
400-499
5%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
37%
24-29
41%
18-23
19%
12-17
3%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
28%
24-29
53%
18-23
19%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
25%
24-29
59%
18-23
16%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Aliso Viejo, CA

103-acre campus in Aliso Viego (population: 50,175).

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

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
13%
600-699
28%
500-599
35%
400-499
21%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
700-800
29%
600-699
44%
500-599
27%
400-499
0
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
17%
600-699
27%
500-599
51%
400-499
5%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
37%
24-29
41%
18-23
19%
12-17
3%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
28%
24-29
53%
18-23
19%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
25%
24-29
59%
18-23
16%
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

43%

acceptance rate

Accepted 176
Declined + 229
Total Received 405

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 $28,938
Room & board $11,468
Additional fees $1,704
Books & supplies $1,570
Total $43,680
Average Financial Aid - $34,356
Total with Avg. Aid $9,324

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$34,356

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $573,293
State $610,579
Institutional $8,376,284
Other external $0
Total $9,560,156

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $0
Institutional $3,246,991
Other external $44,150
Total $3,291,141

Varsity Sports

M W
cross-country
diving
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
Environmental Studies
Humanities
International Studies
Liberal Arts
Social/Behavioral Sciences
Societal Change
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Undergraduate

99%

412
students

Female
60%
249

Male
40%
163

Graduate

1%

6
students

Female
67%
4

Male
33%
2

undergraduateFull-time

99%

411
students

Female
61%
249

Male
39%
162

undergraduatePart-time

1%

1
students

Female
0%
0

Male
100%
1

Student Break-down

38%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
19%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
19%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
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 housing
  • Special transportation
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 40
Countries most often represented India
Japan
Korea
Malaysia
Taiwan
The United Kingdom
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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