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Soka University Of America

Overview of Soka University Of America

The campus of Soka University of America is in Aliso Viejo, CA, which is a large suburb. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at Soka University of America include, at the school's highest level, the Master's degree.

Areas of Study

The school has a tighter focus on specific areas of study than most colleges its size. Soka University of America is known for its programs in liberal arts.

Soka University of America Selectivity

Admission at the school is selective, not open to all who apply. Three quarters of students in 2007-2008 had SAT verbal scores of at least 436. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 520 and 720.

Faculty

The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. Soka University of America has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Body

In 2007-2008, Soka University of America had 368 students enrolled (377 full-time equivalent). The school has a large minority student population.

Student Life

Soka University of America has a residential or campus feel. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Soka University of America offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Division I Independents.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"The mission of Soka University of America is to foster a steady stream of global citizens committed to living a contributive life."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Soka University of America

Soka University of America
1 University Drive
Aliso Viejo , CA 92656-4105
General Phone: (949) 480-4000
http://www.soka.edu

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Soka University of America Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts86liberal arts and humanities
Education and Teaching0multilingual education

Number of programs and degrees for Soka University of America in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Awarded
Number of
Programs
Master's degree01
Bachelor's degree861

Soka University of America Student Body

In 2007-2008, Soka University of America had a total enrollment of 368 students (377 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 35%
Women 65%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 98%
Graduate 2%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 12%
Black 3%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 22%
Unknown 11%
(Foreign Students) 47%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 39%
20-21 39%
22-24 15%
25-29 3%
30-34 1%
40-49 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

ResidencePercent
California35%
(International Students)34%
New York6%
Illinois4%
Washington3%
Colorado3%
Maryland2%
Hawaii2%
Georgia2%
Texas2%
Wisconsin1%
Vermont1%
Oregon1%
Oklahoma1%
Connecticut1%
New Jersey1%
Idaho1%
Florida1%

Soka University of America Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 96 %

Soka University of America Room and Board (2007)

Soka University of America offers campus housing for 500 of its 377 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Laguna Hills, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Soka University of America Admissions and Selectivity

Acceptances:

GroupApplicantsAcceptedPercent
Accepted
EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled
Total35518452%12769%
Men1526341%4470%
Women20312160%8369%

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal436658
SAT Math520720

Application Requirements:

ItemRequirement
GPArequired
Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT96%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT4%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Soka University of America Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 23,434
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 23,434
Room and board $ 9,000
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,500

Financial Aid:
Soka University of America participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3814400)

Soka University of America Faculty

Soka University of America has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Assistant professorcalendar year0*1*
Instructorcalendar year2*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year2*2*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year8$117,6076$101,376
Associate professoracademic year6$80,6933$83,962
Assistant professoracademic year9$63,6978$64,985
Lectureracademic year1*0*
All faculty totalacademic year24$85,78517$81,178

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Soka University of America Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

SportConference
Track Division I Independents

Soka University of America Degree Programs (2007)

Education And Teaching
Bilingual and Multilingual Education

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other

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Notable:
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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