Quick Facts about Soka University of America (SUA)

  • Soka University is a private, nonprofit four-year liberal arts college and graduate school.
  • In an effort to promote greater diversity and access to higher education, eligible admitted students to the BA in Liberal Arts program whose annual earned family income is $60,000 or less may receive full tuition Soka Opportunity Scholarships. Pro-rated awards are also available for students who come from families with higher income levels.
  • U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges 2017" rankings placed SUA in the top 50 (Tied for #41) National Liberal Arts Colleges and Top 10 on the West Coast. In addition, SUA was ranked:
        #1 in Faculty Resources
        #1 in Foreign Student Factor
        #3 in Ethnic Diversity
        #8 in Best Value School
  • About 40% of the students attending SUA are from outside the United States
  • Admission is open to all nationalities and beliefs
  • SUA offers a BA in Liberal Arts with concentrations in Environmental Studies, Humanities, International Studies, and Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Eastern and Western perspectives are taught with an emphasis on foreign language and culture
  • Average class size is 12
  • Student/Faculty ratio is 8:1
  • More than 95 percent of students receive some form of financial aid