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 1620 - 1970, or got accepted with an ACT composite score within the range of 25 - 29. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Soka University of America average GPA ranges from 3.35 to 3.64 for accepted students. Soka University of America admits approximately 40 percent of those that apply per year. Of those that are admitted, around 61 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 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Soka University of America was reported as 43.4% in Fall 2013 with over 422 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

  • SAT Scores: 1620 - 1970
  • ACT Scores: 25 - 29
  • Average GPA: 3.35 - 3.64

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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Soka University of America has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 73.6%
  • 2010-2011: 32.3%
  • 2011-2012: 34.5%
  • 2012-2013: 45.8%
  • 2013-2014: 43.4%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 43.3%

How Does Soka University of America Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Soka University of America is twenty-eight percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Laguna College of Art and Design43.3%
Harvey Mudd College18.2%
Columbia College Hollywood54.8%
San Diego Christian College49.2%

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

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Soka University of America (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading500 - 640
Math580 - 700
Writing540 - 630
Total Score1620 - 1970
ACT®Score Range
English25 - 31
Math24 - 28
Composite Score25 - 29
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