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We believe that education is the road not just to a career, but to happiness, to fulfillment, and to a better, more peaceful, more sustainable world. Your Soka University degree prepares you for a rewarding future in your career, your life, and a contributive life of meaning and change. Come to Soka if you are comfortable with diversity in people, ideas, opinions, perspectives, values, and goals.


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Soka University Ranked High for Best College, Best Value and Diversity

Aliso Viejo, CA -- Soka University (SUA), a private, four-year liberal arts college and graduate school located in Aliso Viejo, CA, has been consistently appearing in the top national rankings for Best Value Colleges and Most Diverse Colleges. US News & World Report's "Best Colleges 2018" ranked SUA in the Top Ten in both Best Value and Ethnic Diversity among National Liberal Arts Colleges, #1 in Faculty Resources and #1 in Foreign Student Factor (highest % of International Students).


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Ford Foundation awards Grant to Faculty Members Wilson and Crowder-Taraborrelli

Aliso Viejo, CA – Soka University proudly announces that Kristi M. Wilson, Ph.D. and Tomás Crowder-Taraborrelli, Ph.D, were awarded a Ford Foundation grant in support of the 24th Visible Evidence documentary film conference which took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The JustFilms office of the Ford Foundation supports projects that aim to reduce inequality in the arenas of visual storytelling, film and media projects.