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Soka University of America

Aliso Viejo, CA

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

2013-2014 Tuition

$29,092 Tuition and Fees


436 undergraduate students
35% male / 65% female


January 15 application deadline
45.8% accepted

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School Details

Institutional Control: private
Year Founded: 1987

Programs Offered

bachelor's degree, master's degree

Majors Offered

Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 436
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 435
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 1
Percent of male undergraduates: 35%
Percent of female undergraduates: 65%
Percent of international undergraduates: 39%

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)


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

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