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Study Abroad 

  • 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 Institution by Undergraduate Participation in Study Abroad - Baccalaureate Colleges, Institute of International Education (IIE) ()
  • #1 in “Most Students Studying Abroad” ()
  • SUA’s required semester of study abroad is included in the cost of attendance, as is a new laptop computer for every entering first-year student.
  • Study Abroad experiences are one of the 1st things our alumni will tell you about their elbailer.comcation!
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Faculty Resources

  • Soka University was #2 in Faculty Resources among National Liberal Arts Colleges in 
  • An 8:1 student/faculty ratio and average class size of 12 allow our faculty to work one on one with students.
  • Ranked in Top 10 Liberal Arts Colleges with the lowest student/faculty ratios by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Soka’s academic resources support both faculty and students.
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International Students

  • #1 in Most International Students among National Liberal Arts Colleges – s “Best Colleges 2020 (percentage)
  • Students have come from more than 50 countries since SUA opened in 2001
  • Countries represented at Soka University in 2019-2020 include: Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Lithuania, Macao - Administrative Region of China, Madagascar, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Peru, Russia, Rwanda, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan - Province of China, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, and Zambia
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Best Value

  • 100% of undergraduate students receive a free laptop upon entering
  • ranks Soka University 
  • U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2020” ranks Soka University as .
  • Smarty Cents features Soka University on its page
  • Wise Choice Research ranks Soka University in 
  • ranks Soka University 
  • Soka offers full tuition scholarships to admitted undergraduates whose annual earned family income is $60,000 or less, and generous scholarships to those with higher incomes.
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Top 5 California

  • U.S. News and World Report’s ”Best Colleges 2020” ranks Soka University in 
  • ranks Soka University #2 among .
  • 2018 rankings place Soka University 


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    MA in Educational Leadership and Societal Change

    • Soka’s MA program examines the broad landscape of modern educational institutions and structures including schools and colleges
    • Applications are now open for Fall 2020