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COLLEGE PROFILE

Soka University of America

Aliso Viejo, CA

FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Entrance Difficulty
Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.
High School Preparation
High School GraduationHigh school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School ProgramCollege preparatory program is not required
High School Units Required or Recommended
SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English 4
Mathematics 3
Science 2
Foreign Language 2
Social Studies 1
History 2
Academic Electives  
Examinations
ExamScores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACTRequiredJanuary 15
SAT Only  
ACT Only  
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT  
SAT Subject Tests OnlyRecommended
ACT Writing Test PolicyWriting component required
Use of SAT/ACT EssaySAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission

APPLYING FOR ADMISSION

Admissions Office
Address1 University Drive
City, State, ZipAliso Viejo, CA  92656
Phone(949) 480-4150
Fax(949) 480-4001
E-mailadmission@soka.edu
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 15
Application Fee$30
Application Fee WaiverAvailable
Regular Admission NotificationMarch 1
Accept Offer of AdmissionMay 1
Waiting List UsedYes
Defer AdmissionStudent can defer admission
Transfer AdmissionTransfer applications not accepted
Early Admission
Early Decision OfferedNo
Early Decision Deadline 
Early Decision Notification 
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Action DeadlineOctober 15
Early Action NotificationDecember 1
Application Form
Common ApplicationAccepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College ApplicationNot accepted
Electronic Application Available
Other Application Requirements
InterviewNot required
Essay or Personal
Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of
Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
OtherApplications will be evaluated only when all required materials have been received. It is the students responsibility to ensure that all of the required documents have been requested of the school they are attending and submitted required for freshmen
Financial NeedFinancial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

SELECTION OF STUDENTS

FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Rigor of Secondary School RecordX
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Class RankX
RecommendationsX
EssayX
InterviewX
Level of Applicant's InterestX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Volunteer WorkX
Particular
Talent/Ability
X
Character/Personal QualitiesX
First Generation to Attend CollegeX
State ResidencyX
Geographic ResidenceX
Relation with AlumnusX
Religious Affiliation/ CommitmentX
EthnicityX
Work ExperienceX

PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION

Overall Admission Rate46% of 345 applicants were admitted
   Women49% of 214 applicants were admitted
   Men40% of 131 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled103 (65%) of 158 admitted students enrolled
   Women65 (62%) of 105 admitted students enrolled
   Men38 (72%) of 53 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate 
Early Action Admission Rate34% of 62 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List 24
Students Accepting Wait List Position 24
Students Admitted From Wait List 6
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA3.73
3.75 and Above49%
3.50 - 3.7429%
3.25 - 3.4915%
3.00 - 3.245%
2.50 - 2.992%
2.00 - 2.49 
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math645 average
590-700 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
31%
Score of 600 - 700
44%
Score of 500 - 600
19%
Score of 400 - 500
6%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Critical Reading563 average
490-640 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
11%
Score of 600 - 700
26%
Score of 500 - 600
37%
Score of 400 - 500
21%
Score of 300 - 400
5%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Writing587 average
540-620 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
6%
Score of 600 - 700
32%
Score of 500 - 600
59%
Score of 400 - 500
3%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite26 average
24-28 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
11%
Score of 24 - 29
62%
Score of 18 - 23
27%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class RankTop tenth: 39%
Top quarter: 78%
Top half: 94%
Bottom half: 6%
National Merit ScholarNot reported
ValedictorianNot reported
Class PresidentNot reported
Student Government OfficerNot reported
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CLASS OF 2018 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.57 3.80 593 490 537 24
Low 3.05 3.46 430 390 350 16
High 4.00 4.13 800 590 640 34
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