Soka University is a private, four-year liberal arts college and graduate school located on 103-acres overlooking a wilderness park in Aliso Viejo, CA. The university celebrated its 10th Anniversary in Aliso Viejo in 2011, and is ranked in the top seven liberal arts colleges on the West Coast by US News and World Report. Soka University offers a 9:1 student/faculty ratio and study abroad for every undergraduate student. Founded upon the Buddhist principles of peace, human rights and the sanctity of life, SUA is open to top students of all nationalities and beliefs. About half of Soka University's students come from the US and half from more than 40 other countries. Admitted students whose annual family income is $60,000 or less may be eligible for Soka Opportunity Scholarships which cover full tuition. Additional scholarship opportunities are available for higher income levels.
The average class size at Soka University is 13. SUA offers a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal arts, with concentrations in Environmental Studies, Humanities, International Studies and Social and Behavioral Sciences. All SUA students study a non-native language and spend a semester abroad during their junior year in a country where their language of study is spoken. This study abroad and a laptop computer are both included in tuition. SUA has 3,400 computer ports (a port per pillow in the residence halls) as well as a wireless network.