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

Report Card

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

About

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

Soka University of America is a private, non-profit institution in Aliso Viejo, California. Soka offers a B.A. in liberal arts and an M.A. in Educational Leadership and Societal Change. Each offers a unique curriculum that emphasizes leadership and contributive citizenship.

SUA was founded on the Buddhist principles of peace, human rights, and the sanctity of life. The curriculum, however, is entirely secular. Undergraduates are required to study a non-native language and study abroad for a semester in a country where that language is spoken (the cost is included in tuition).

Undergraduates with a family income below $90,000, and who have demonstrated financial need, have their tuition covered by a combination of grants and scholarships from the university, federal and state governments, and private agencies. SUA also offers generous need-based aid to students whose household income is greater than $90,000 as well as scholarship opportunities that are not based on family income.

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Admissions

Application Deadline
January 15
Acceptance Rate
52%
SAT Range
1180-1410
ACT Range
24-28
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$10,586 / 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
$29,337 / 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
6:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 12 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 16 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 16 responses

Majors

Visionaries Welcome

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Join us to expand your capacity to give back and make a difference in the world. You’ll gain global perspectives with peers from around the world in small, dynamic classrooms with professors who know your name. Our undergraduate degree is a B.A. in liberal arts with concentrations in Environmental Studies, Humanities, International Studies, Life Sciences, or Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
435 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
0
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
15%
Varsity Athletes
23%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 11 responses
  • Compassionate
    36%
  • Idealistic
    27%
  • Passionate
    18%
  • Cult
    9%
  • Nerdy
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
93%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 15 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 24 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 13 responses
  • For the greater good of humanity
    54%
  • Peaceful
    15%
  • You'll be spoiled
    15%
  • Empty
    8%
  • Small community
    8%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
No data available  
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
91%
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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