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We believe that education is the road not just to a career, but to happiness, to fulfillment, and to a better, more peaceful, more sustainable world. Your Soka University degree prepares you for a rewarding future in your career, your life, and a contributive life of meaning and change. Come to Soka if you are comfortable with diversity in people, ideas, opinions, perspectives, values, and goals.


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Soka University Ranked High for Best Value, Diversity and Happy Freshmen

Aliso Viejo, CA -- Soka University (SUA), a private, four-year liberal arts college and graduate school located in Aliso Viejo, CA, has been consistently appearing in the top national rankings for Best Value Colleges and Most Diverse Colleges. US News & World Report's "Best Colleges 2017" ranked SUA in the Top Ten in both Best Value and Ethnic Diversity among National Liberal Arts Colleges and #1 in Foreign Student Factor (highest percentage of International Students.)


Academic Highlights

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Professors Michael Weiner and Shane J. Barter (editors) of The Pacific Basin: An Introduction

The Pacific Basin: An Introduction, a textbook presenting an interdisciplinary and comparative overview of the emerging Pacific region that is co-edited by Soka University of America professors Michael Weiner and Shane J. Barter, has been published by Routledge. This textbook, comprised of chapters from more than a dozen SUA professors, provides a counterbalance to the Atlantic narrative commonly encountered in both education and in the media.