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.


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."

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Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

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