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Educational leaders representing six of the nine members of the Pacific Alliance of Liberal Arts College pose in front of the Athenaeum

Academic Leaders Gather at SUA to Explore Liberal Arts Education in the Pacific Rim

Sep 16, 2022

Speaking to academic leaders gathered at SUA in June, John Sexton, president emeritus of NYU, made clear the importance of their efforts to support liberal arts education. In a divisive world facing

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Soka University of America Ranks Among the Top Liberal Arts Colleges in the Nation

Sep 12, 2022

Soka University of America continues to rank highly among liberal arts institutions, achieving national rankings in Best Colleges, Campus Ethnic Diversity, Best Value Schools, and Most International

Qiankuan Yang ’23, Yixin Wang ’23, UCI student Qian "Rebecca" Liu, and Aarohee Bhattarai ’23 pose with giant checks at the UCI New Venture Competition.

SUA Students Again Prove Their Mettle at UCI Startup Competition

Aug 04, 2022

Enjovu, a sustainable paper business model created by Qiankuan Yang ’23, Thea Mudanye ’23, and Yixin Wang ’23, finished second overall in UC Irvine’s annual New Venture Competition June 3. While this

Arch Asawa and Susan Scroggins pose with an award

SUA’s Asawa Recognized for Wide-Ranging Contributions to Higher Education

Aug 04, 2022

Archibald Asawa, vice president for finance and administration and CFO, received the 2022 Service to the National Association of College and University Business Officers Award this July in recognition

SUA students sit in a circle and listen intently to a potential employer during a networking event

Networking Events Boost Soka Student Career Opportunities

Jul 14, 2022

Soka students enjoyed mocktails and hors d’oeuvres with prospective employers during a networking happy hour event on May 5. The next day, they met executive directors, presidents, and CEOs at a

Sophia Vitale ‘25  and Quang Pham ‘24 at the University of Michigan.

Life Sciences Students Participate in the University of Michigan’s Developing Future Biologists Program

Jul 13, 2022

Before SUA, Quang Pham ‘24 never imagined he would want to pursue research. Two years into his education at Soka, Pham, along with Sofia Vitale ‘25, was among 25 students accepted to the University of

a student providing a campus tour

Touring a Campus Has Its Benefits

Jul 07, 2022

As secondary-school students diligently complete rigorous studies, expand their skill sets and define both their personal & professional passions, the prospect of university life can become very

2022 Soka graduates toss their caps in the air

Soka’s 2022 Commencement: A Joyful Ceremony Celebrating Mission-Driven Graduates

Jun 21, 2022

As an overcast morning in Aliso Viejo gave way to sunshine, the skies seemed to know it was time to celebrate after a challenging few years. Soka University of America’s 2022 commencement ceremony on

A group of students laugh together while enjoying the 21st Anniversary party

SUA Begins a New Tradition to Celebrate its 21st Birthday

Jun 17, 2022

Coming together to celebrate SUA’s 21st birthday on May 6 felt especially joyful after two years of pandemic restrictions. It was an ideal moment to find a new way to mark the anniversary and showcase

Aerial view of University of Minnesota Campus

SUA Founder Daisaku Ikeda Receives 401st Academic Honor

Jun 17, 2022

The University of Minnesota awarded SUA founder Daisaku Ikeda with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters during its 2022 commencement ceremony on May 14. The recognition from UMN’s Hubert H. Humphrey