Soka Continues to Rank High Among National Liberal Arts Colleges

September 14, 2020
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Aerial view of Soka campus

U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2021,” published today, ranks Soka University of America in a tie for 28th among national liberal arts colleges, fourth among liberal arts colleges in California. The publication ranks Soka first in Ethnic Diversity and sixth in Best Value.

Additional Soka rankings from U.S. News include:

  • No. 1 - Study abroad
  • No. 1 - International Students (%) among National Liberal Arts Colleges
  • No. 4 – Faculty Resources

“We’re very proud that Soka University is showing up in top national rankings for quality, best value, diversity, study abroad, and percentage of international students, especially since our liberal arts college will only be 20 years old in 2021,” SUA President Ed Feasel said. “Our mission is to foster a steady stream of global citizens committed to living a contributive life, people who will give back to their communities and make this world a better place. We encourage top students of all nationalities and beliefs to apply. Our Soka Opportunity Grants help make it possible for students of all economic backgrounds to attend.”

SUA is a private, four-year liberal arts college and graduate school in Aliso Viejo. Soka University offers an 8:1 student/faculty ratio and study abroad for every undergraduate student. Founded upon the Buddhist principles of peace, human rights, and the dignity and sanctity of life, SUA is open to top students of all nationalities and beliefs. About 55% of Soka University’s students come from the United States and 45% have come from more than 60 other countries. Admitted students whose annual family income is $60,000 or less may be eligible for full tuition Soka Opportunity Grants. Additional grant opportunities are available for higher income levels.