Soka University of America (Soka; SUA)

1 University Drive, Aliso Viejo, CA

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Soka University of America is located in Aliso Viejo, California and is a nonprofit private institution that provides opportunities for students to meet their goals. The lower student/teacher ratio and access to teachers is due primarily to the limited enrollment, about 440 students, maintained by Soka University of America.

The school offers two programs of study in the areas of Liberal Arts and Foreign Language Teacher Education. Students applying for admission are asked to submit an application, school records, test scores and any requested application essays, which will then be reviewed by the school. An ACT or SAT exam may be required prior to applying, with scores in a range of 1543 - 1910 on the SAT and within the range of 23 - 27 for the ACT exam is common among students admitted to this school. 34% of those students that apply are accepted to Soka University of America, of which 61% choose to attend. More information on admissions can be found at

Undergraduate tuition is approximately $30,000 annually, though it may vary based on any number of circumstances. Students should visit the school's tuition calculator to determine cost. This school may help with costs by offering financial aid for students that are eligible in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

Soka University of America participates in intercollegiate sports through the NAIA's Division I Independents in Cross Country or Track & Field.

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Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the students Soka University of America accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of accepted students, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to get a better idea of your chances of getting accepted to Soka University of America.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • High School Academic Ranking are Recommended
  • Letters of Recommendation are Required
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

SAT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2013

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
SAT ® Critical Reading500 - 640
SAT ® Math580 - 700
SAT ® Writing540 - 630
SAT ® Total Score1620 - 1970

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2013

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English25 - 31
ACT ® Math24 - 28
ACT ® Composite Score25 - 29

Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into Soka; SUA

The table below lists the chances for admission at Soka University of America.

 Number (Percentage)
Granted Admissions183 (43%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled112 (61%)

Student Enrollment

Soka University of America has a total student population of about 420. The student body is made up of 99% undergraduate students and 1% graduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition is estimated to range between $29,000-$34,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
  • The average estimated cost for on campus housing and meals is listed to be around $13,000, the cost includes nineteen meals every week

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships98%$21,279
Receiving Student Loans52%$6,535

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2012 was around 2.0%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Soka University of America may provide services like those listed below:

  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Work study style employment
  • Employment search assistance

Graduation Rates

With a high graduation rate of around 84%, Soka University of America is among the most successful schools in the area.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years78%
Graduating in 5 Years6%

Intercollegiate Athletics

Soka; SUA is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports belonging to the NAIA Division I classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track and Field, Indoor
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
  • Track and Field, X-Country

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)


Liberal Arts and Sciences

Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2008-2013. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Soka University of America for official up-to-date information.

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