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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.

Web Sitewww.soka.edu/
Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students412
   Women256 (62.1%)
   Men156 (37.9%)
Graduate Students15

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyMost difficult
Overall Admission Rate37% of 489 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 15
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.97
SAT Math660 average
610-720 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading619 average
590-670 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite29 average
27-31 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$50,666
Tuition and Fees
$32,980
Room and Board
$12,530
Average Percent of Need Met100%
Average Freshman Award$35,003
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$23,441

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
44
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 14% of classes
10-19 students: 82% of classes
20-29 students: 3% of classes
30-39 students: 1% of classes

CAMPUS LIFE

Aliso Viejo Population49,493
Nearest Metropolitan AreaLos Angeles, San Diego
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 99% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNational Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
MascotLion
Sororities70% of women participate
Fraternities 70% of men participate

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
23.4% Asian
6.8% Black/African-American
17.9% Hispanic/Latino
11.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.9% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
35.7% White
3.4% Unknown
International Students43.0% from 31 countries
First-Year Students Returning94.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
30.0%
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Average 3.69 4.19 673 735 32
Low 3.51 3.86 550 690 29
High 3.90 4.74 780 770 34
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The Soka schools in Japan have established a tradition of humanistic learning and scholarship where the focus is on each student's growth and development. Soka means "to create value."

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