- 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 in “Most Students Studying Abroad” (U.S. News & World Report)
- SUA’s required semester of study abroad is included in the cost of attendance, as is a new laptop computer for every entering first-year student.
- Study Abroad experiences are one of the 1st things our alumni will tell you about their Soka Education!
- Soka University was #2 in Faculty Resources among National Liberal Arts Colleges in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2020.”
- 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 10 Liberal Arts Colleges with the lowest student/faculty ratios by U.S. News & World Report.
- Soka’s academic resources support both faculty and students.
- #1 in Most International Students among National Liberal Arts Colleges – U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2020 (percentage)
- Students have come from more than 50 countries since SUA opened in 2001
- Countries represented at Soka University in 2019-2020 include: Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Lithuania, Macao - Administrative Region of China, Madagascar, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Peru, Russia, Rwanda, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan - Province of China, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, and Zambia
- 100% of undergraduate students receive a free laptop upon entering
- Collegefactual.com ranks Soka University #2 in Best Colleges for Your Money - Nationwide
- U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2020” ranks Soka University as Top 10 in Best Value and Top 30 among National Liberal Arts Colleges.
- Smarty Cents features Soka University on its America’s Best Value Colleges page
- Wise Choice Research ranks Soka University in Top #11 Best Value Schools
- AffordableColleges.com ranks Soka University #5 in Best Value Small Private Schools in the US
- Soka offers full tuition scholarships to admitted undergraduates whose annual earned family income is $60,000 or less, and generous scholarships to those with higher incomes.
Top 5 California
- U.S. News and World Report’s ”Best Colleges 2020” ranks Soka University in Top 5 National Liberal Arts Colleges in California and Top 30 nationally.
- Zippia.com ranks Soka University #2 among Best Colleges for Liberal Arts Majors in California.
- CollegeRaptor.com 2018 rankings place Soka University #10 in “Top 25 Best Colleges in the Southwest”