Soka University of America

Aliso Viejo, CA, USA
4.29 Average Rating

Originally founded in Japan and guided by Buddhist principles, Soka University of America is a 4-year liberal arts institution in Orange County. SUA hosts a bachelor’s degree-granting program with concentrations in Environmental Studies, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Humanities, and International Studies. In addition, Soka includes study abroad fees in its tuition to enable every student to participate in one semester abroad. For journalistically inclined students, SUA publishes a student-run campus and global news magazine called The Pearl.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Suburb or town
In-State Students
23%
Out-Of-State Students
35%
0
100
38%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 29
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1229
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2018
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2019 May 1, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
427
Total Number of Undergrads
412
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
Learning Options
  • Study Abroad
0
100
87%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
94%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
8:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$13,346
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$31,310
Out-of-State Tuition
$31,310
0
100
100%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%
Average Aid Per Year
$32,246
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
38%
62%
Student Organizations
31
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Orange
Los Angeles
New York
San Francisco
Washington
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What Students Are Saying

4.29 Average Rating
Soka is truly one of a kind. Students will graduate with an understanding of various world cultures and an appreciation for cultural differences. They will have discovered and/or developed their passions and will be ready to go out into the world and make it a better place.
Anon from Aliso Viejo, CA
As time goes by I love this school more and more. The academics here are excellent. The instructors top notch, available to help any time.
Taylor from Newark, CA