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Soka University of America

Aliso Viejo, CA

FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Entrance Difficulty
Most Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT I or over 29 on the ACT; about 30% 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 Rate43% of 422 applicants were admitted
   Women44% of 263 applicants were admitted
   Men42% of 159 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled112 (61%) of 183 admitted students enrolled
   Women68 (59%) of 116 admitted students enrolled
   Men44 (66%) of 67 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate 
Early Action Admission Rate37% of 51 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List 40
Students Accepting Wait List Position 40
Students Admitted From Wait List 9
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA3.86
3.75 and Above65%
3.50 - 3.7421%
3.25 - 3.499%
3.00 - 3.243%
2.50 - 2.991%
2.00 - 2.491%
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math647 average
580-700 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
29%
Score of 600 - 700
42%
Score of 500 - 600
26%
Score of 400 - 500
3%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Critical Reading561 average
500-640 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
5%
Score of 600 - 700
35%
Score of 500 - 600
35%
Score of 400 - 500
23%
Score of 300 - 400
2%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Writing590 average
540-630 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
7%
Score of 600 - 700
44%
Score of 500 - 600
43%
Score of 400 - 500
5%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite27 average
25-29 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
19%
Score of 24 - 29
71%
Score of 18 - 23
10%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class Rank 
National Merit ScholarNot reported
ValedictorianNot reported
Class PresidentNot reported
Student Government OfficerNot reported
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CLASS OF 2019 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.56 3.68 528 488 525 26
Low 3.20 3.40 470 450 490 22
High 4.00 4.19 620 550 550 31
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