Soka University of America

country rank  1113
world rank  3222

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University Overview

Founded in 2001, Soka University of America is a non-profit private liberal arts higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Aliso Viejo (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), California. Officially accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, Soka University of America (SUA) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 250-499 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Soka University of America (SUA) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 19 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 30-40% making this US higher education organization a very selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. SUA also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym SUA
Founded 2001 Origins date back to 1987
Motto Peace, Human Rights and the Sanctity of Life
Colours Royal blue, white and gold

University Location

Address 1 University Drive
Aliso Viejo
92656-8081 California
United States
Tel +1 (949) 480 4000
Fax +1 (949) 480 4001

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is considered but not required
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 30-40%
Admission Office 1 University Drive
Aliso Viejo 92656
(949) 480 4081
888 600 SOKA

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 250-499
Academic Staff 50-99
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

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Basic Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
2000 Classification
Size & Setting Four-year, very small, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile Very high undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences focus, no graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Soka University of America's Library
Soka University of America's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 94,498 physical volumes, 3,951 physical media, 45,036 digital/electronic medium and 109 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
Soka University of America provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 472 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
  • National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO)
  • National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)
  • Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU)
  • Institute of International Education (IIE)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)

Academic Structure

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