A Leader in Global Education

Soka University of America is a private, four-year liberal arts college located in Aliso Viejo, California. Based on a unique interdisciplinary liberal arts education, Soka offers a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts degree with concentrations in Environmental Studies, Humanities, International Studies, and Social and Behavioral Sciences (Life Sciences will be added in Fall 2020). This is an education for tomorrow’s opportunities, challenges, technologies, and surprises.

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A Unique Interdisciplinary Education

Undergraduate Studies

Perhaps the most distinctive feature of the SUA education comes from our small, intense academic community. Soka students are provided the education to question, awaken, explore, and convey wisdom.

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A Culture of Care

Student Life

Life at SUA focuses on the growth and development of students as global citizens and provides a wide variety of programs that touch upon engagement, collaboration, activism, advocacy, team-building, and community. 

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An Environment Like No Other

Around Soka

SUA is a suburban campus, located in Aliso Viejo, CA (neighboring Laguna Beach). Major freeways provide direct access to major cities (such as San Diego and Los Angeles) and opportunities to explore a variety of landscapes. 

Accolades

#27
in best national liberal arts colleges
#1
in undergraduate participation in study abroad (Open Doors Data)
#2
in faculty resources among national liberal arts colleges

Student Profile

Based on the Fall 2017 Undergraduate Class.

Acceptance Rate 36%
Class Size (number of students in each grade) 110
Domestic Students 60%
International Students 40%
Average Weighted GPA 3.96

Standardized Test Scores

Based on the Fall 2017 Undergraduate class.

Evidence-Based Reading & Writing: 520-660

Math: 580-720

Essay Reading: 5-6

Essay Analysis: 4-6

Essay Writing: 5-6

Combined SAT: 1200-1350

Composite: 26-30

Writing: 20-26

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