Soka University of America Admission RequirementsAliso Viejo, California
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 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
Applicants Submitting SAT78%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||570|
|SAT Math 25th||610|
|SAT Composite 25th||1180|
|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.
|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%|
Soka University of America ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT32%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||25|
|ACT Math 25th||24|
|ACT Composite 25th||25|
|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.
|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%|
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||Competitiveness|
|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)||64%||58%||62%|
Applications were DueJan 15, 2020
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2020.
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.
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.