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Soka University of America: Accreditation, Admissions and Tuition Expenses

Soka University of America

Website: http://www.soka.edu
Address: 1 University Drive , Aliso Viejo , California - 92656-4105
Phone: (949) 480-4000
GENERAL INFORMATION
Type
Four or more years Private not-for-profit
Awards offered Less then 1 year certificate, Bachelor's, Master's
Campus setting
Large Suburb
Campus housing Yes
Carnegie classification
Special Focus Institutions--Other special-focus institutions
Athletics (football) NCAA, Not applicable
Religious affiliation Not applicable
Calendar system Semester
Remedial services Yes
Academic/career counseling service Yes
Employment services for students Yes
Placement services for completers Yes
On-campus daycare No
Distance learning No
ROTC No
Study abroad Yes
Weekend/evening college No
ADMISSIONS: INFORMATION
Application fee $45
STATISTICS
TOTAL
MEN
WOMEN
Applicants
355
152
203
Percent admitted
52%
41%
60%
Admitted applicants who enrolled
69%
70%
69%
TEST SCORES
P 25
P 75
SAT Critical reading
436
658
SAT Math
520
720
SAT Writing
-
-
ACT Composite
-
-
ACT English
-
-
ACT Math
-
-
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Admissions test scores Required
COST
EXPENSES AMOUNT
In-state tuition $23,434
Out-of-state tuition $23,434
Books and supplies $1,000
On-campus room and board $9,000
On-campus other expenses $1,500
FINANCIAL AID
TYPE
AVG %
AVG AMOUNT
Financial aid
100%
-
Federal grant aid
26%
$4,499
State or local grant aid
16%
$8,385
Institutional grant aid
89%
-
Loan aid
49%
$5,736
STUDENT BODY
ENROLLMENT
TOTAL
% MEN
% WOMEN
Enrolled
384
35%
65%
Estimated undergraduates enrolled 384
Estimated graduates enrolled 0
Undergraduates 24 years old -
Undergraduates 25 - 65 years old -
GRADUATION RATE
Total 94%
Men 93%
Women 95%
Bachelor's degree - 4 years 86%
Bachelor's degree - 5 years 93%
Bachelor's degree - 6 years 94%

Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Student Expenses

Estimated expenses for academic year 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
Tuition and fees $21,602 $22,854 $24,180 $25,352 4.8%
Books and supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 0.0%
Living arrangement          
On Campus          
Room and board $8,400 $8,600 $9,000 $9,360 4.0%
Other $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 0.0%
Total Expenses 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
On Campus $32,502 $33,954 $35,680 $37,212 4.3%

Map & Directions

Map of Soka University of America

Admissions

Undergraduate application fee (2009-2010): $45
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2009
  Total Male Female
Number of applicants 549 223 326
Percent admitted 74% 69% 77%
Percent admitted who enrolled 47% 39% 51%
Admissions Considerations Required Recommended
Secondary school GPA X  
Secondary school rank   X
Secondary school record X  
Completion of college-preparatory program X  
Recommendations X  
Formal demonstration of competencies   X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X  
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)   X
Test Scores: Fall 2009 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 126 95%
ACT 7 5%
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading 540 670
SAT Math 540 680
SAT Writing 520 570
ACT Composite 24 30

 

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation
Agency Periods of Accreditation Status
American Academy for Liberal Education 5/3/2003 -   Pre-Accredited
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities 6/17/2005 -   Accredited