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  • An independent, non-profit, four-year liberal arts college and graduate school.

  • Graduate School opened in 1994.  Masters program in Educational Leadership and Societal Change began in 2014.

  • Liberal Arts college opened in 2001 in Aliso Viejo, CA.

  • Open to top students of every nationality and belief

  • Outstanding faculty

  • 8 to 1 student/faculty ratio

  • Small seminar classes (average class size 12 for undergraduate program, 8 for graduate program)

  • About half of SUA students have come from the US and half have come from over 45 other countries.

  • Rankings in US News & World Report's "Best Colleges 2017": #1 Faculty Resources, #1 Study Abroad, #1 Foreign Students (39%), Top 10 Best Value, Top 50 among National Liberal Arts Colleges

  • Ikeda Library with reading rooms and rare books facility. We currently offer over 93,000 print books. The library provides access to more than 300,000 e-books and 54,000 journals and newspapers through 100 electronic databases.  Over 3000 CD's and 27,000 streaming films are available.

  • Computer access in classrooms, library, residence halls. Wi-Fi throughout campus.

  • Beautiful 103-acre campus in South Orange County, California is three miles from the Pacific Ocean and Laguna Beach's main beach (if you're a bird.) It's about nine miles to drive to the beach if you are driving.

  • SUA is located in the city of Aliso Viejo and is 400 ft. above sea level.

  • Campus surrounded by a 4000-acre wilderness park on 85% of its border.

  • Laptop computer for each entering undergraduate student included in tuition.

  • Semester of study abroad for undergraduates in the junior year included in tuition.

  • Generous financial aid available.  Net-Price Calculator

BA in Liberal Arts

MA Program in Educational Leadership and Societal Change

  • Sound theoretical foundation

  • Practical skills and experience

  • Small class sizes and rigorous academic discipline

  • Research internship

  • Broad interdisciplinary knowledge

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Soka University of America     
1 University Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
949 480 4000
Fax: 949 480 4001 for BA Program for MA Program for general information