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Soka University of America

Aliso Viejo, CA
#41

National Liberal Arts Colleges



Soka University of America, located in Aliso Viejo, Calif., is a private institution founded in 1987. Although the University doesn’t offer a religious curriculum and admits students without regard to religious affiliation, the founding spirit is inspired by Buddhist principles of peace, human rights and the sanctity of life. Half of the student body is international, giving SUA a rich diversity.

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Quick Facts


1 University Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

2014-2015 Tuition

$30,214 Tuition and Fees

Students

412 undergraduate students
36% male / 64% female

Admission

January 15 application deadline
43.4% accepted

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Summary


School Details

Institutional Control: private
Year Founded: 1987

Programs Offered

bachelor's degree, master's degree

Majors Offered

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

Minors Offered

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Environmental Biology, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Physical Sciences, Psychology, Social Sciences, Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 412
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 412
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 0
Percent of male undergraduates: 36%
Percent of female undergraduates: 64%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance
Remedial learning services offered: reading, math, writing, study skills
Counseling services offered: academic, birth control, career, personal, psychological, veteran student
Campus safety and security services offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols; 24-hour emergency telephones; Lighted pathways/sidewalks; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Activities

Student activities offered: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, international student organization, literary magazine, model UN, music ensembles, musical theater, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra

Sports

Intercollegiate varsity scholarship sports offered for men: cross country, soccer, swimming, track and field (outdoor)
Intercollegiate varsity scholarship sports offered for women: cross country, soccer, swimming, track and field (outdoor)

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Crime Statistics

Criminal Offences - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 1 0 0
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 0
Motor vehicle theft 0 1 1
Arson 0 0 0
Criminal Offences - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 1 0 0
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 0
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Criminal Offences - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter N/A 0 0
Negligent manslaughter N/A 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible N/A 0 0
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) N/A 0 0
Robbery N/A 0 0
Aggravated assault N/A 0 0
Burglary N/A 0 0
Motor vehicle theft N/A 0 0
Arson N/A 0 0
Arrests - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 0 0 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 0
Arrests - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 0 0 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 0
Arrests - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession N/A 0 0
Drug law violations N/A 0 0
Liquor law violations N/A 0 0

Comments



1On-Campus: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution's educational purposes, including residence halls; and (2) Any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to paragraph (1) of this definition, that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).
2On-Campus Student Housing Facility: Any student housing facility that is owned or controlled by the institution, or is located on property that is owned or controlled by the institution, and is within the reasonably contiguous geographic area that makes up the campus is considered an on-campus student housing facility.
3Noncampus Building or Property: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (2) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.