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Soka University Highlights

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

  • 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.

International Students

Best Value

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 in Educational Leadership and Societal Change