Soka University Highlights

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  • Soka University was the 1st liberal arts college in the United States to make study abroad mandatory when it opened in 2001.  SUA’s first juniors went abroad in 2003.
  • #1 (tie) in percentage of students studying abroad (US News & World Report’s “Best Colleges)   ALL of our graduates have completed a full semester abroad.  (Tied with Goucher College which began requiring 100% of its students to study abroad in 2006.)
  • Study Abroad experiences are one of the 1st things our alumni will tell you about their Soka education!
  • #2 on Christian Science Monitor's "Most Globally Minded Universities"

Faculty resources

  • Soka University was #1 in Faculty Resources among National Liberal Arts Colleges in US News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2016.”
  • An 8:1 student/faculty ratio and average class size of 12 allow our faculty to work one on one with students.
  • Our goal: Academic Excellence
  • Soka's Academic Resources support both faculty and students.

Foreign Students

  • #1 in Foreign Student Factor among National Liberal Arts Colleges – US News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2016” (citing SUA’s 39% international students)
  • Where have Soka University students come from?
  • All undergraduate students study a non-native language and then go for a semester abroad during their junior year in a country where that language is spoken. 

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