412
Students
Financial aid thermometer
36,220
Avg. Financial Aid
Most Selective
Admission Difficulty
37
37%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

Soka University of America is a Comprehensive institution located in Aliso Viejo, CA, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address Enrollment Services
1 University Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA  92656
United States
Contact Erica Espejo
Admission Operations Coordinator
Email: eespejo@soka.edu
Phone: 949-480-4151
Fax: 949-480-4151

Majors & Degrees

Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

489
Applied
182
Accepted
412
Enrolled
37%
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Female Admissions

323
Females Applied
110
Females Accepted
34%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

166
Males Applied
72
Males Accepted
43%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

45
Application Fee
3.97
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
2 recommendations
Other requirements exist (see below)
Recommended Interview
Other requirements: IERF evaluation for course work completed abroad

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 15th March 1st
Out of state Fall freshmen Not reported January 1st
Other early decision plan November 1st December 1st
Transfer Not reported Not reported

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 619 590 670
SAT Math 660 610 720
ACT Composite 29 27 31

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

31,310
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Fees

1,670
Full-time student fees
12,530
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Tuition deferred payment Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

36,220
Avg. Financial Aid Package
35,003
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
42,662
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,092
Avg. Loan Aid
11,409
Avg. Grant Aid
24,414
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
88%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
71%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

412
Total undergrad students
43%
International Students
46%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 10.19%
Black or African American 3.88%
White or Caucasian 20.39%
Asian 13.35%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.49%
Two or more races 6.8%
Other 1.94%

Gender

Male (37.86%)
Female (62.14%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Cooperative housing
Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 99%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
The Festivals (celebration of art), The ASB (student volunteers in community service projects) and Winter Formal

Student Services

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More services
career planning and placement, volunteer and internship placement

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Josho Daiko (Japanese Drum Club), Rhythmission (Hip Hop Dance Club), Sualseros (Salsa Dance Club), Ka Pilina Ho'olokahi (Hawaiian Dance Club) and Soul Wings (Choir)

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Baseball Checkmark No No
Basketball Checkmark No No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Checkmark Checkmark
Golf No No No
Soccer No Checkmark Checkmark
Swimming And Diving No Checkmark Checkmark
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field No Checkmark Checkmark
Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark No No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Checkmark Checkmark
Golf No Checkmark No
Soccer No Checkmark Checkmark
Swimming And Diving No Checkmark Checkmark
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field No Checkmark Checkmark
Volleyball Checkmark No No

Faculty

68
Total Faculty
8:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 44
Part-time - 24
Male - 39
Female - 29