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Soka University of America is a private not-for-profit institution located in Aliso Viejo, California. Aliso Viejo is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

$15,763 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
52% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Soka University of America?


Contact details for Soka University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1 University Drive, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-8081
Phone: 949-480-4000

How Do I Get Into Soka University?

You can apply to Soka University online at:

Admission Requirements for Soka University

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Required
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Soka University?

52% Acceptance Rate
71% Of Accepted Are Women
44% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 52%, Soka University does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 29% of accepted students are men and 71% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 48%, and the acceptance rate for women is 55%.

Average Test Scores

About 44% of students accepted to Soka University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 560 and 645. Math scores were between 645 and 755.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Soka University of America  ( 560 to 645 )

SAT Math Scores for Soka University of America  ( 645 to 755 )
Soka University received ACT scores from 8% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 24 and 32. Math scores were between 25 and 28. Composite scores were between 24 and 28.

ACT English Scores for Soka University of America  ( 24 to 32 )
ACT Math Scores for Soka University of America  ( 25 to 28 )
ACT Composite Scores for Soka University of America  ( 24 to 28 )

Can I Afford Soka University of America?

$15,763 Net Price
43% Take Out Loans
2.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Soka University is $15,763. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Soka University, approximately 43% of students took out student loans averaging $5,511 a year. That adds up to $22,044 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Soka University is 2.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Soka University of America Undergraduate Student Diversity

435 Full-Time Undergraduates
65% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are also 10 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 435 full-time undergraduates at Soka University, 35% are male and 65% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Soka University of America students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 59
Black or African American 8
Hispanic or Latino 59
White 71
International Students 211
Other Races/Ethnicities 27

Geographic Diversity

California students aren't the only ones who study at Soka University of America. At this time, 21 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 36 countries are represented at Soka University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Japan, Nepal, and India.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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