Soka University of America

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Soka University of America can be found in Aliso Viejo, CA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. The smaller size of enrollment, which is approximately around 500 students, provides smaller class sizes for enrolled students.

Most of the students admitted to this school earned an SAT score between 1240 - 1430, or got accepted with an ACT composite score within the range of 26 - 32. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Soka University of America average GPA ranges from 3.48 to 3.78 for accepted students. Soka University of America admits approximately 40 percent of those that apply per year. Of those that are admitted, around 53 percent of students continue on to register and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Soka University of America Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Soka University of America was reported as 40.1% in Fall 2020 with over 504 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 26 - 32
  • Average GPA: 3.48 - 3.78

How Hard Is It to Get into Soka University of America?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Soka University of America is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Soka University of America has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 38.4%
  • 2017-2018: 37.2%
  • 2018-2019: 39.0%
  • 2019-2020: 40.1%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 36.3%

How Does Soka University of America Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Soka University of America is forty-one percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Laguna College of Art and Design81.0%
Harvey Mudd College13.7%
San Diego Christian College55.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Soka University of America (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading590 - 680
Math650 - 750
Total Score1240 - 1430
ACT®Score Range
English25 - 34
Math25 - 32
Composite Score26 - 32
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