Soka University of America Ranked Among Nation's Best Liberal Arts Colleges

September 13, 2021
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Soka University of America continues to rank highly among liberal arts institutions, achieving national rankings in Best Colleges, Best Value Colleges, Most Diverse Colleges, and Most International Students in US News & World Report “Best Colleges 2022.

US News & World Report ranks SUA:

  • #29 Best National Liberal Arts Colleges
  • #1 Financial Resources
  • #1 Most International Students, with 47%
  • #2 (tie with Harvey Mudd College) Campus Ethnic Diversity
  • #4 Faculty Resources
  • #13 Best Value

“We’re very proud that Soka University is showing up in top national rankings for quality, best value, diversity, and percentage of international students, especially since our Aliso Viejo campus is celebrating its 20th anniversary 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 globally minded students of all nationalities and beliefs to apply.”

Soka Opportunity Grants help make it possible for students of all economic backgrounds to attend by offering full tuition grants to students whose families earn $60,000 or less annually. Applications are now open for Fall 2022.

SUA is a private, four-year liberal arts college and graduate school in Aliso Viejo. Soka University offers a 7:1 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.