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Soka University of America 1 University Dr. • Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Admission: 949-480-4150 • Financial Aid: 949-480-4150 •

Coed • Four-Year • Liberal Arts University • Interdisciplinary Soka University of America is a private, four-year liberal arts college in Aliso Viejo, CA. Soka offers a 9:1 student/faculty ratio and study abroad for all undergraduate students. Sixty percent of Soka’s students have come from the U.S. and approximately 40% from 35 other countries. Founded on the belief that student-centered education is the best way to promote peace and human rights, Soka prepares students for graduate studies and the world of work in an increasingly diverse and global society. Admission Information

Campus Information Academic Calendar Semester System Undergrad: 436 Number of Students Average Size of Entering Class 110 Largest UG Degree Programs Social & Behavioral Sciences; Humanities; International Studies; Environmental Studies Distance Learning Offered No 9:1 Student to Faculty Ratio Freshmen who Return as Sophomores 99% Tuition (w/o financial aid) $27,950 Housing Policy Undergraduates are required to live on campus, unless they petition See website Auto Regs/Parking (Students may bring cars to campus and there is no fee for this) Extracurricular Intercollegiate & Intramural sports; Athletic Scholarships; 34 Student Organizations;

Application Fee Application Fee Waiver Commitment Deposit Amount Early Action/Early Decision

Procedures & Standards—Freshmen Application Deadline Date Students Notified of Admission A-G Course Pattern Middle 50% SAT Range for Freshman Class Math Scores Writing Critical Reading Combined Scores Average GPA of Entering Class

Financial Aid Information Priority Deadline for Financial Aid Feb. 15 Fin. Aid Forms Req’d FAFSA & Fed. Income Tax Forms; May 1 Types of Aid Available Pell Grants; FSEOG; Cal Grants; Direct Loans; Work Study; Merit-based Scholarships; Need-based Scholarships; Institutional Loans; Deferred Payment Plan; Student Loans; Private Loans

Percent of Freshmen Receiving Financial Aid

Profile of Incoming Freshmen 345 158 45%

Graduation Rates Freshmen who graduate within four years Freshmen who graduate within five years

Other Countries 40%

California 34%

41% 27%

State/Local Grants

Other States 26% Institutional Grants

Student Loans

Procedures & Standards—Transfers Not Applicable

Diversity (All Undergraduates) 1% 21% 4% 10% 1% 18%

American Indian/Alaska Native Asian Black/African American Hispanic Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander White


Non-Resident Alien


Race/Ethnicity Unknown


Two or More Races

84% 92%

Freshman Class Geographical Profile 63%

Federal Grants

Fall: Oct. 15 or Jan. 15 Fall: Dec. 1 or Mar. 1 Recommended 590 to 700 540 to 620 490 to 640 1760 3.73

Applicants Admitted Fall Admit Rate


$45/paper, $30/online Yes $400 EA: Oct. 15; ED: Dec.1

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