Private 4 Year

Soka University of America

Aliso Viejo, California

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Soka University of America overview
Location Aliso Viejo, California
Online soka.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Soka University of America overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Soka University of America, located in Aliso Viejo, California, is a private liberal arts college established in 2001. The university is situated on a 103-acre campus featuring Mediterranean-style architecture, less than 20 miles from the Pacific Ocean and in proximity to the urban offerings of Los Angeles. Soka University of America emphasizes a nonsectarian curriculum on global citizenship and pacifism with a notable focus on Pacific Rim studies and language education. The undergraduate program is structured around a Liberal Arts concentration, with offerings in Environmental Studies, Humanities, International Studies, and Social and Behavioral Sciences, while graduate programs center on a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Societal Change. With highly selective admissions, the university enrolls a diverse, international student body and provides a personalized educational experience. On-campus living is a significant aspect of student life, with residential housing designed to foster academic and social development. Soka University of America, while not primarily recognized for athletics, competes in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), fielding teams in cross country, track and field, and swimming.

In the most recent statistical year 498 prospective students applied, and 282 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 129 enrolled in the school.  455 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 0 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $33,218 plus fees of $2,326.












Soka University of America is rated within the top 12% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 9 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards

Very High
Soka University of America overview
SAT 1240/1440
GPA 3.7

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due Jan 15, 2024
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $45

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Soka University of America
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,152
Other Fees$2,326
Room and Board $13,422
Budget for Other Expenses$2,640
Total One Year Cost$52,758

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Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

87% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Soka University of America students
Subject Percent of Class
Liberal Arts and Humanities 100%

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