Soka University of America

164 reviews
  1. Aliso Viejo, CA
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    A+
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    A-
Soka University of America is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
California Pacific Conference
Address
1 University Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Website

Soka University of America Rankings

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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
43%
SAT Range
1090-1370
ACT Range
24-29
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$13,635/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,335/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,318/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,950/ year
  • $76-110k
    $15,960/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,628/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.7 responses
86%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.7 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.7 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
411Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
25%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
86%
of students say they don't have Greek life.7 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.15 responses
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After Soka University of America

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Data not available
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
79%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
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Reviews

164 reviews
  • Excellent
    52
  • Very Good
    59
  • Average
    40
  • Poor
    8
  • Terrible
    5
The staff has been extremely helpful and engaging as I start my first year. The other students seem interested in learning and want to make a difference. I am glad I chose such a small school, and I am amazed everyone else is so much like me. So far, Soka has been a very positive experience.
  • College Freshman
  • 2 months ago
SUA is a tiny Liberal arts, and that comes with a lot of ups and downs. However, I absolutely love my university. From the students to the faculty to the campus itself and the opportunities we are provided, this is a truly unique place with no parallels that has opened my eyes in so many ways. We may be a little spoiled, but where else are you required to study a language and study abroad in a country that speaks it, and where else will all of your friends be from different nationalities. I could write a novel.
  • College Freshman
  • 5 months ago
Most of the faculty are entirely unhelpful, and some of them will personally attack your character. I've had some pretty awful experiences with administration here.
  • College Sophomore
  • 6 months ago