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Soka University of America
  • 4 Year
  • ALISO VIEJO, CA

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The safety and health of our community and visitors is very important to us. Given the underlying uncertainty of the coronavirus situation, we are monitoring the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) closely. While there are no active COVID-19 cases on campus, Soka University has decided to take special precautions. Please visit our Coronavirus Update page for information. Learn More

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A
  2. Value
    grade A+
  3. Diversity
    grade A+
  4. Campus
    grade A+
  5. Athletics
    grade C+
  6. Party Scene
    grade C
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade A+
  10. Campus Food
    grade A
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade A

About

1 UNIVERSITY DRIVE
ALISO VIEJO, CA 92656
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
California Pacific Conference
From Soka University of America

Soka University of America is a private, non-profit, co-educational institution of higher education located in Aliso Viejo, California. Soka currently offers a BA in liberal arts and an MA in Educational Leadership and Societal Change. Although the University does not offer a religious curriculum and admits students with ought regard to religious affiliation, the founding spirit is inspired by Buddhist principles of peace, human rights and the sanctity of life. Emphasizing a non-sectarian humanistic curriculum, including the importance of self-knowledge, self-mastery, the dignity of life and peace, Soka strives to achieve its mission “to foster a steady stream of global citizens committed to living a contributive life.”

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Admissions

Application Deadline
January 15
Acceptance Rate
40%
SAT Range
1240-1430
ACT Range
26-32
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$14,439 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$34,557 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
7:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 11 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 15 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 15 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
406 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
0
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
27%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 10 responses
  • Compassionate
    40%
  • Idealistic
    30%
  • Passionate
    20%
  • Nerdy
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
93%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 14 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 23 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 12 responses
  • For the greater good of humanity
    58%
  • Peaceful
    17%
  • You'll be spoiled
    17%
  • Small community
    8%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
No data available  
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
89%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
67%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 6 responses

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