Soka University of America

Soka University of America

Soka University of America is a private, nonprofit, four year liberal arts college offering a nonsectarian curriculum in southern California. The university's mission is to foster a steady stream of global citizens committed to living a contributive life. Soka was founded upon the principles of peace, human rights and sanctity of life. Nearly half of Soka students come from 50+ countries and 6 different continents.


Comparative study of Eastern and Western thought meet on our campus and are taught across a broad liberal arts curriculum.  Soka's unique core curriculum focuses on issues of self, society, and environment.

Study Abroad
Study abroad is required for all all undergraduates and is included in tuition.  Choose from 35 cities!  Emphasis on non-native language and culture (Chinese, French, Japanese, and Spanish).

Areas of Study (BA in Liberal Arts)

  • Environmental Studies
  • Humanities
  • International Studies
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences

Financial Aid
Soka also offers merit, need-based, Federal and state aid for those who apply and qualify.  A laptop computer is included in tuition and received by all students at orientation.  Details are available on our Financial Aid webpage.

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