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Soka University of America
Aliso Viejo, CA
Helping students learn how to create value in their lives, their communities, and the world is a central tenet of Soka University International. The college currently offers a bachelors degree in liberal arts, with concentrations in humanities, international studies, social and behavioral sciences, and environmental studies. The campus is located midway between Los Angeles and San Diego.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 419
   Women 259 (61.8%)
   Men 160 (38.2%)
Graduate Students 12
Entrance Difficulty Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate 38% of 500 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.91 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math 659 average
580-740 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 564 average
490-630 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 28 average
26-30 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities X      
Cost of Attendance $45,592
  Tuition and Fees $29,372
  Room and Board $11,812
Average Percent of Need Met 73%
Average Freshman Award $33,399
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 46
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 15% of classes
10-19 students: 81% of classes
20-29 students: 3% of classes
30-39 students: 1% of classes
Aliso Viejo Population 49,493
Nearest Metropolitan Area Los Angeles, San Diego
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 100% of all students
Athletic Conferences National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot Lion
Sororities 70% of women participate
Fraternities 70% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
25.4% Asian
6.3% Black/African-American
16.7% Hispanic/Latino
9.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.8% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
34.6% White
6.3% Unknown
International Students 42.7%
First-Year Students Returning 94.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 85.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 62.0%