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Soka University of America Admission Requirements

Aliso Viejo, California

Chances of getting into Soka University of America

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
39%
Admission Difficulty for Soka University of America
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionHigh

How hard is it to get into Soka University of America and can I get accepted? The school has a 39% acceptance rate ranking it #24 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 180 out of 462 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 24 percent. Soka University of America typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 62% 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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1180-1410
Applicants Submitting SAT
78%
SAT Scores for Soka University of America
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 570
SAT Math 25th 610
SAT Composite 25th 1180
SAT Scores for Soka University of America
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 740
SAT Composite 75th 1410
Average SAT Score 1300

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 27 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1180 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 1060. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1300 out of 1600. The school ranks #20 in California for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 78 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Soka University of America admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1410 and Above Good >52%
1295 to 1410 Avg + 39%-52%
1180 to 1295 Avg - 27%-39%
1065 to 1180 Reach 18%-27%
Less than 1065 Low <18%
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Soka University of America ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
25-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
32%
ACT Scores for Soka University of America
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 25
ACT Math 25th 24
ACT Composite 25th 25
ACT Scores for Soka University of America
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 33
ACT Math 75th 29
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 27

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 25 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 22 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #23 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 32 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
30 and Above Good >55%
27 to 30 Avg + 39%-55%
25 to 27 Avg - 29%-39%
23 to 25 Reach 21%-29%
Less than 23 Low <21%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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. 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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Soka University of America students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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

High School Class Rank

High School Class Rank for admitted Soka University of America students
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%

Admission Statistics

Soka University of America admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 312 150 462
Accepted 121 59 180
Acceptance Rate 39% 39% 39%
Enrolled 77 34 111
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 64% 58% 62%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2020.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

78% of students submit their SAT scores to Soka University of America. 32% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

39% of those who apply are granted admission to Soka University of America. Admission competition is high and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1180 and 1410. 78% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 25 and 30. 32% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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