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  • An independent, non-profit, four-year liberal arts college and graduate school.  See our Highlights brag page!

  • 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 2019": #1 Study Abroad, #1 Foreign Students (43%), #2 Faculty Resources, Top 15 Best Value, Top 25 among National Liberal Arts Colleges

  • Highlights about Soka University -- check out our brag page!
  • Ikeda Library with reading rooms and rare books facility. We currently offer over 100,000 print books. The library provides access to more than 300,000 e-books and 55,000 journals and newspapers through 100 electronic databases.  Over 3000 CD's and 43,000 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

  • Concentrations in Environmental Studies, Humanities, International Studies and Social and Behavioral Sciences.  A new concentration in Life Sciences for students interest in health careers and pre-med will open in Fall 2020.

  • Comparative study of Eastern and Western perspectives across the liberal arts curriculum

  • Unique Core Curriculum focusing on major issues of self, society and environment

  • Learning Clusters researching community and world issues and exploring solutions

  • Emphasis on non-native language and culture (Chinese, English, French, Japanese and Spanish offered currently)

  • See undergraduate catalog for a list of current classes


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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Contact information:

Soka University of America     
1 University Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
949 480 4000
Fax: 949 480 4001
admission@soka.edu for BA Program
grad_admissions@soka.edu for MA Program
info@soka.edu for general information