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 Institutions by Undergraduate Participation in Study Abroad - Baccalaureate Colleges, Institute of International Education (IIE), Open Doors Data 2013-2014.
  • #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.)
  • #1 (tie) in "10 Universities Where the Most Students Study Outside the US" (US News & World Report Short List)
  • 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 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

International Students

best value

Best Value

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Top 10 Best California Colleges

  • USA Today and CollegeFactual.com list Soka University in Top 10 Colleges in California.
  • US News "Best Colleges 2016" ranks Soka University in Top 10 National Liberal Arts Colleges in the West.
MA program in Educational Leadership and Societal Change

MA in Educational Leadership and Societal Change