About Soka Overview

About soka overview groupSoka University is a private, non-profit, four-year liberal arts college and graduate school located on 103-acres in south Orange County, California in the City of Aliso Viejo.  SUA is just one mile from the beach (if you are a bird – seven miles driving) and located in the heart of Southern California’s abundance of cultural, educational, sporting and adventure opportunities. 

SUA offers a 9:1 student/faculty ratio (average class size 13) and study abroad is included in tuition so that every undergraduate spends a semester living and learning another culture. Proudly founded upon the Buddhist principles of peace, human rights and the sanctity of life, SUA offers a non-sectarian curriculum that is open to top students of all nationalities and beliefs.   About 60% of our students come from the US and 40% have come from more than 40 other countries.

SUA offers generous financial aid to both US and International students, with free tuition available to eligible admitted students whose earned family income is $60,000 or less (room and board fees still apply.)  Additional scholarship opportunities are available for higher income levels.

The mission of Soka University is to “foster a steady stream of global citizens committed to living a contributive life.”

Application Deadlines:  October 15 (Early Action) and January 15 (Regular Deadline).

If you are interested in scheduling an event at Soka University, contact fmonroe@soka.edu.

If you can't find the answer to your question on our website, contact info@soka.edu.  We look forward to seeing you at SUA!

Who's Playing at Soka Performing Arts Center?

Who's Playing at Soka Performing Arts Center?

Check out the upcoming events at SUA's new 1000-seat Soka Performing Arts Center.  Don't miss the chance to experience the fine acoustics designed by Yasuhisa Toyota, who also designed the acoustics for Walt Disney Concert Hall.



See the green roofs on Soka Performing Art Center and our academic building? Note the solar panels? Both buildings have received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification for energy efficiency and eco-friendly standards!