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

September 12, 2022
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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 Students in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2023” list.

U.S. News & World Report ranks SUA:

  • #29 tie Best National Liberal Arts Colleges (tied with Harvey Mudd College)
  • #1 Financial Resources among National Liberal Arts Colleges
  • #1 Most International Students
  • #2 tie Campus Ethnic Diversity among National Liberal Arts Colleges
  • #2 Faculty Resources among National Liberal Arts Colleges
  • #11 Best Value School among National Liberal Arts Colleges
  • #23 Graduation and Retention among National Liberal Arts Colleges
  • #28 Graduate Indebtedness among National Liberal Arts Colleges
  • #70 Social Mobility among among National Liberal Arts Colleges

“SUA’s continued high rankings are a testament to the efforts of our students, faculty, and staff—especially in the face of the ongoing pandemic,” SUA President Ed Feasel said. “We will continue striving to improve all areas of university life and governance, as our commitment to SUA’s mission of fostering global citizens imbued with wisdom, courage, and compassion is more urgent than ever before.”

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 2023.

SUA is a private, four-year liberal arts college and graduate school in Aliso Viejo. SUA 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.