Soka University of America Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Soka University of America? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 208 out of 451 applicants or 46% were admitted making Soka University of America a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores. Soka University of America typically accepts and attracts A- average high school students. Of those applicants which were admitted, 61% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Soka University of America is a prized outcome for many students.

Women Men Total
Applied 300 151 451
Accepted 136 72 208
Acceptance Rate 45% 48% 46%
Enrolled 86 41 127
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 63% 57% 61%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Soka University of America and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Soka University of America regularly accepts students with ACTs of 24 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 21 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 27 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. 28 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Soka University of America.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1180 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1055. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1305 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 82 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1180 1430
SAT Reading 580 690
SAT Math 600 760
ACT Composite 24 30
ACT English 25 33
ACT Math 24 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >59%
27 to 30 Avg + 46%-59%
24 to 27 Avg - 33%-46%
21 to 24 Reach 23%-33%
Less than 21 Low <23%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1430 and Above Good >59%
1305 to 1430 Avg + 46%-59%
1180 to 1305 Avg - 33%-46%
1055 to 1180 Reach 23%-33%
Less than 1055 Low <23%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into Soka University of America. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Soka University of America was 3.86 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Soka University of America will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 65% Good
3.50 to 3.75 21% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 9% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 3% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 1% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Soka University of America and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit No
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=399911 IPEDS survey data for Soka University of America.

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