39%

Acceptance Rate

$32,629

Avg.Financial Aid

038144

FAFSA Code

About Soka University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

442

Website

www.soka.edu

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WASC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Soka University of America is a private university located in Aliso Viejo, CA. Soka University of America covers an area of 103 acres. It was in 2001 when the Soka University of America was founded. The motto of the Soka University of America is .mw-parser-output .refbegin{font-size:90%;margin-bottom:0em}.mw-parser-output .refbegin-hanging-indents>ul{list-style-type:none;margin-left:0}.mw-parser-output .refbegin-hanging-indents>ul>li,.mw-parser-output .refbegin-hanging-indents>dl>dd{margin-left:0;padding-left:3em;text-indent:-3em;list-style:none}.mw-parser-output .refbegin-100{font-size:100%} Be philosophers of a renaissance of life; Be world citizens in solidarity for peace; Be the pioneers of a global civilization and its official colors are blue, white and gold. Out of total 442 (Fall 2018) students enrolled at SUA, 406 belong to undergraduate courses while 13 are postgraduate students. The school has an academic staff of 67 who teach various courses to the students. At Soka University of America, around 100% of the students are 24 and under. And, when it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 65% of the students are females and 35% are males. Finally, at SUA around 45% are Non-resident alien, 17% are white, and 15% are Asian. The college has produced several achievers in its 19 years of existence and some of the notable alumni are Sayaka Sasaki, Seigi Tanaka, Toshiko Takeya, and Masaaki Masaki. Sports is an intergral part of any campus, and in this case, the university’s teams are affiliated to NAIA. A total of 5 programs, including both residential and online, are currently offered by SUA. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges). Soka University of America has around $1 billion (2017) in endowment.

Location & Contact

Address

1 University Drive

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 9494804000
Fax: 9494804151
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Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

15th Jan

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

39%

SAT Range

1180 - 1410

ACT Range

25 - 30

Application Fee

$45

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

Yes

The university is selective in taking in students. Moreover, admission to SUA is moderately difficult. The admission process starts by filling up the form and submitting a fee of $45. If the SAT score of a student lies in the range of 1240-1430, it would improve her chances. Notably, students securing ACT score less than 26 might also given admission but the average ACT score at Soka University of America is 29. The candidates can apply for the courses online. However, in case they need information or want to feel the vibes, they visit the school's office at 1 University Drive, Aliso Viejo, California 92656-8081. They can also call them at (949) 480-4000.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$14,739

Average Annual Cost

$31,310

Books And Supplies

$1,916

Other Fees

$1,836

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$12,530

Budget For Other Expenses

$1,404

Total One Year Cost

$48,996

The next two things to keep in mind before applying to SUA are the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The total one-year cost on a full-time basis would be somewhere around $52,773. This cost consists of the average annual tuition cost ($33,982), books and supplies ($1,970), room and boarding ($13,032), and budget for other expenses ($2,763). If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Master's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

8:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

92%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

N/A

Faculty Overview

57%

Male Professors

43%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

102 Graduates

Student Body

Undergraduate Students

428

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

25%

Full-time

100%

Part-time

N/A

Students Gender

Male

34%

US National: 44%

Female

66%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

19% White

2% Unknown

4% Black

12% Hispanic

6% Two or more races

44% Non Resident alien

13% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

31%

Out Of State

24%

In State

45%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$79,623 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 100% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

100%

Undergrads in College Housing

100%

Averege Housing Cost

N/A

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around N/A.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

N/A

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Lion

School Colors

blue, white, and gold

Varsity Athletics Association

NAIA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes

38

Total Female Athletes

47

Intramural Sports

10

Sports Club

10

Sports Team (Men)

Cross Country

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Cross Country

Golf

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Track and Field

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $13,032 per year. Several dining and meal plan options are available for the students at SUA. To ensure the safety and security of students, the university has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. There are around 35% male and 65% female students enrolled at the university.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$31,200/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

N/A

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$19,500

$19,500

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$202 - 202

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

100%

Average Aid Per Year

$32,629

Students Receiving Federal Grants

21%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,012

Students Receiving State Aid

7%

Average Aid Per Year

$8,435

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

100%

Average Aid Per Year

$31,047

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$36,958

$30K - $48K

$35,984

$48K - $75K

$35,113

$75K - $110K

$31,570

> $110K

$21,167

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$9,411,577

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$4,411,347

In case the students at Soka University of America face any financial issues concerning the fees and cost of living, and find the same to be high, they can seek help from the financial aid department of the varsity. It focuses on settling the issues that students face, and candidates can be assisted with scholarships, grants, and student loans. The average federal grant that comes from the university is around $5,473, whereas the financial aid is $32,475. The students at the university are provided with state aid and institutional aid. The state aid stands at $7,437, while the institutional aid is $32,475. The need-based scholarships awarded to students admitted to Soka University of America amount to $9,411,577 per annum. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants awarded in a year total $4,411,347.

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