Welcome to Soka!

“Creating Value” is the core of Soka University’s academic philosophy. It begins with the unique and dynamic nature of the Soka learning community. You will meet, live, and learn with people from more than 40 nations. You will get an education that prepares you for a career and offers experiences that employers nationwide and worldwide are seeking. You will discover new worlds at Soka, from modern technology to ancient wisdom. You will accomplish things you never imagined.

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Undergraduate Admission

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts

If you want to make a difference, start from a totally different place. Soka University of America offers a rigorous, one-and-only academic curriculum, based on the go-anywhere-do-anything flexibility of a liberal arts education, powered by global focus and rich, real-world experiences.

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Graduate Admission

Master of Arts in Education Leadership & Societal Change

At Soka we believe that education is the road not just to a career but to happiness, fulfillment, and a more peaceful and sustainable world. Your degree will prepare you for a contributive life of meaning and change.

Application Status

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    Your GoSoka Account

    Check your GoSoka Account for application status and other important admission information.

Special Precautions

May 8, 2020 (update): The safety and health of our community and visitors is very important to us. Given the underlying uncertainty of the coronavirus situation, we are monitoring the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) closely.

While there are no active COVID-19 cases on campus, Soka University has decided to take special precautions. Since March 10, the Office of Admission has been regretfully canceling organized individual and group campus tours, and events. Visitors who have been invited and/or registered will be contacted. 

Online information meetings are available to Undergraduate and Graduate prospective students.  Students can register for an appointment to meet virtually with one of our admission counselors.

Currently, the Office of Admission is continuing to review and process materials and assist students with their application materials, enrollment checklists, and processes. 

It is our hope to return to welcoming visitors; until we reach what we consider a “normal” time, we will provide updates for future opportunities by email and on this webpage. Community measures and information can be found on our university Coronavirus Update and Precautions webpage.

Contact Us

Our office hours are Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Our team of admission counselors is here to assist you through every step of your college search and admission process. We regularly travel to various college fairs across the country.

Find out who your admission counselor is and see if we are visiting your area in the near future: Undergraduate, Graduate

Submit a request for information (Undergraduate, Graduate) to be added to our email and mail list. We will frequently send out emails informing you of the various opportunities, events, admission reminders, a more.  We will also send you materials about Soka University in the mail.

Soka University
Office of Admission
1 University Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA  92656

Undergraduate Admission
(949) 480-4150 | admission@soka.edu

Graduate Admission
(949) 480-4150 | grad_admissions@soka.edu

Office of Financial Aid
(949) 480-4150 | finaid@soka.edu

International Student Services
(949) 480-4150 | oiss@soka.edu