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SOFIA UNIVERSITY, PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA

Palo Alto, CaliforniaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1975Established Year
  345Enrollment

Sofia University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Sonal Vaid Sonal Vaid
Study Abroad Expert

Sofia University is a for-profit private university which was established in 1975 in Palo Alto, California. The university was established as the ‘California Institute of Transpersonal Psychology’, with an academic focus on Transpersonal Psychology. The university now offers master degree programs in Business Administration and Computer Science and Psychology and bachelor completion programs in Business Administration and Psychology.

The university is accredited by:

  • WASC Senior College and University Commission
  • California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE)
  • Council for Higher Education Accreditation
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • Chinese Government Website of the Ministry of Education

Highlights

Year of Establishment1975
LocationPalo Alto, California
Type of collegePrivate
Campus SettingUrban
Total student enrollment1,214
Admission processOnline
Test scores acceptedIELTS, TOEFL
Campus HousingNo Available
Websitewww.sofia.edu

Campus and Housing Facilities

The university is comprised of one main building in Palo Alto, California. It is around 46,000 square feet which consist of classrooms, a library, a computer lab, a resource center, a lounge, as well as faculty and administrative offices.

The university does not provide any kind of on-campus housing facility. Students can look for affordable student housing options near the campus. These can include homestays, shared and rented apartments, etc. Students can easily find housing facilities near Sunnyvale, Mountain View, San Jose, Santa Clara, and Redwood City. 

Sofia University Programs

Sofia University offers degree and certificate programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The programs at the undergraduate level include Bachelor Completion programs designed for students looking to complete their undergrad on their terms. These include BA in Psychology and BS in Business Administration. 

At the graduate level, Sofia University offers courses in the field of Psychology, Business and Computer Science. The degrees awarded include MBA, MA, MS, and doctoral degrees. 

Sofia University Application Process

Application: For admissions to Sofia University, students can apply online 

Application fee: 50 USD (non-refundable)

Admission Requirements: 

  • Completed application form
  • Academic transcripts
  • Statement of purpose
  • Letter of recommendation
  • English language test scores
TestMinimum Required Scores
TOEFL (iBT)70
TOEFL (PBT)525
IELTS6.0
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Financial documents
  • Copy of Passport

NOTE- Students are requested to contact their previous attended institute and request them to send their transcripts at registrar@sofia.edu | (650) 493-4430

OR

Office of the Registrar
Sofia University
1069 East Meadow Circle
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Sofia University Cost and Expenses

The estimated annual and total tuition and fees for the various degree programs has been tabulated below:

Degree LevelDegreeEstimated Annual Cost (in USD)Estimated Total Cost (in USD)
Bachelor’sBA/ BS15,75031, 500
Master’sMA Counseling Psychology19,50058, 500
MA Transpersonal Psychology15,60031, 200
MBA11,28022, 560
MS Computer Science11,28022, 560
DoctoralPh.D. Transpersonal Psychology23,75071, 250
PsyD Clinical Psychology23,75071, 250
PsyD with BA22,800114, 000

Other Expenses:

ExpensesEstimated Fee (in USD) (4 Quarters)
Housing30,000
Books1,800
Transportation800
Personal Expenses6,000
Health Insurance1,800
Miscellaneous1,800

Sofia University Financial Aid and Scholarships

Sofia University offers various financial aid options for students that include scholarships, grants, federal loans, federal work-study, etc. However, international students are not eligible for US Financial aid.

International students can apply for various outside or private international scholarships to study in the USA that are offered by various private agencies and organizations, etc. Another financial aid option includes education loans for international students that can be availed through private lenders.

Sofia University Alumni Network

Some of the notable alumni of Sofia University are:

  • Yoshio Maki: Politician
  • Kyouichi Tachikawa: Historian
  • Johnny Kitagawa: Founder and CEO of Johnny & Associates
  • Beni Arashiro: Singer
  • Crystal Kay: Singer
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Sofia University Overview

Institution TypePrivate
Student Population492
FAFSA CodeG35273
Application Cost$55
Accreditation ACS WASC
Average Cost of Attendance$10,800 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-79- -
IELTS-6- -

Attendance Cost

$10,800

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$15,750 / Year
Post Graduate Program$10,800 / Year

Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
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+1-650-4934430
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1069 East Meadow Circle, Palo Alto, Ca 94303
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