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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 College, Best Value and Diversity

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 2019" ranked SUA in the Top #11 in both Best Value and Ethnic Diversity among National Liberal Arts Colleges, #2 in Faculty Resources and #1 in Foreign Student Factor (highest % of International Students).


Academic Highlights

Faculty Merit Awards Banquet

Faculty Merit Awards Banquet

11 Soka faculty members received Merit Awards and were recognized in an Awards Banquet at the Athenaeum on April 25. 

The Merit Awards program has been developed to identify and recognize those scholars within SUA’s faculty who are having great impacts across the world in their research and scholarship, which greatly benefits SUA students by enabling faculty to bring deeper and fresher insights into their subjects in the classroom and in capstone projects.