Soka University Highlights

study abroad

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), Open Doors Data.
  • #1 (tie) in "Most Students Studying Abroad" (US News & World Report)
  • SUA’s required semester of study abroad is included in tuition, as is a new laptop computer for every entering freshman.
  • Study Abroad experiences are one of the 1st things our alumni will tell you about their Soka education!
faculty resources

Faculty Resources

  • Soka University was #1 in Faculty Resources among National Liberal Arts Colleges in US News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2018.”
  • 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 21 Liberal Arts Colleges with the lowest student/faculty ratios by US News & World Report.
  • Our goal: Academic Excellence
  • Soka's Academic Resources support both faculty and students.
Foreign Students

International Students

  • #1 in Foreign Student Factor among National Liberal Arts Colleges – US News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2018 (citing SUA’s 43% international students)
  • Students have come from more than 45 countries since SUA opened in 2001
  • Countries represented at Soka University in 2017-2018 include: Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Japan, Kenya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Taiwan - Province of China, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Zambia
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