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Soka University of America Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

37.2%
Admission Difficulty for Soka University of America
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionHigh

Can I get into Soka University of America? The school has a 37% acceptance rate. Last year, 182 out of 489 applicants were admitted making Soka University of America a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 15 percent. Soka University of America typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 59% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Soka University of America is a prized outcome for many students.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1270-1440
Applicants Submitting SAT
74%
SAT Scores for Soka University of America
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 640
SAT Math 25th 630
SAT Composite 25th 1270
SAT Scores for Soka University of America
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 690
SAT Math 75th 750
SAT Composite 75th 1440
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Soka University of America?

Soka University of America typically requires applicants to be in the top 15 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1270 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1185. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1355 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 74 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Soka University of America admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1440 and Above Good >50%
1355 to 1440 Avg + 37%-50%
1270 to 1355 Avg - 26%-37%
1185 to 1270 Reach 17%-26%
Less than 1185 Low <17%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
27-31 
Applicants Submitting ACT
40%
ACT Scores for Soka University of America
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 25
ACT Math 25th 28
ACT Composite 25th 27
ACT Scores for Soka University of America
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 29
ACT Math 75th 35
ACT Composite 75th 31
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Soka University of America?

Admission data indicates that Soka University of America regularly accepts students with ACT's of 27 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 15 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 25 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 29 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 31 and above have very competitive chances. 40 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Soka University of America.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Soka University of America admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
31 and Above Good >50%
29 to 31 Avg + 37%-50%
27 to 29 Avg - 26%-37%
25 to 27 Reach 17%-26%
Less than 25 Low <17%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.86
Typical High School Grades
A-

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into Soka University of America. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Soka University of America was 3.86 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Soka University of America will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Soka University of America students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 65% Good
3.50 to 3.75 21% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 9% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 3% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 1% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

Admission Statistics

Soka University of America admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 323 166 489
Accepted 110 72 182
Acceptance Rate 34% 43% 37%
Enrolled 66 41 107
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 60% 57% 59%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Soka University of America and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Soka University of America Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Soka University of America
AP Credit No
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=399911 IPEDS survey data for Soka University of America.