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Soka University Welcomes One Millionth Visitor to Campus

1 Millionth Visitor 09Aliso Viejo, CA -- SUA neighbor Jamie DLugos walks her daughter Kayley to school at Canyon Vista Elementary and then regularly pushes the stroller with her son, Caiden, over to Soka University to get their morning exercise.  On November 4, 2009 at 7:30 am they entered as usual to discover that they were SUA's one millionth and one millionth-and-one visitors!  Jamie DLugos was greeted by Soka University Vice President Arch Asawa who presented a basket of SUA souvenirs.

Since Soka University first opened its doors to the Aliso Viejo campus in 2001, security officers at the front entrance of SUA have diligently noted every visitor.    SUA visitation numbers have grown steadily over the past five years, and 2009 is projected to be the highest number of visitors ever - with about 178,000 expected to arrive by the end of the year

Soka University, Aliso Viejo is a private, non-profit, four-year liberal arts college and graduate program founded upon the Buddhist principles of peace, human rights and the sanctity of life. SUA offers a 9:1 student/faculty ratio and an average class size of 13.  All undergraduate students participate in a semester of study abroad during their junior year which is included in the tuition.  Admitted students whose annual earned family income is $60,000 or less may be eligible for free tuition (room and board fees still apply.)  The university is open to top students of all nationalities and beliefs. About half of SUA's students come from the US and half come from 40 other countries. For more information: