Soka University of America Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Soka University of America
|Admission Standards||Very High|
How hard is it to get into Soka University of America and can I get accepted? The school has a 37% acceptance rate ranking it #21 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. 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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Soka University of America SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT74%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||640|
|SAT Math 25th||630|
|SAT Composite 25th||1270|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||690|
|SAT Math 75th||750|
|SAT Composite 75th||1440|
|Average SAT Score||1360|
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 1180. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1360 out of 1600. The school ranks #15 in California for highest average SAT composite score. 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.
|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%|
Soka University of America ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT40%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||25|
|ACT Math 25th||28|
|ACT Composite 25th||27|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||29|
|ACT Math 75th||35|
|ACT Composite 75th||31|
|Average ACT Score||29|
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. The school ranks #14 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 40 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Soka University of America.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.86
Typical High School GradesA-
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. The school ranks #14 in California for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Soka University of America will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|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|
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||50%|
|Top 25% of class||31%|
|Top 50% of class||0%|
|Bottom 50% of class||0%|
|Bottom 25% of class||0%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||60%||57%||59%|
Applications are DueJan 15, 2020
Days left to Apply90
Applicants have 90 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jan 15, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Soka University of America before the Jan 15 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Nov 2||Nov 15|
|Dec 7||Dec 20|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Oct 26||Nov 14|
|Dec 14||Dec 24|
What are the requirements for admission to Soka University of America and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|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.