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Soka University

country rank

97

world rank

2025

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Overview

Established in 1971, Soka University is a private higher education institution located in the the suburban setting of the medium-sized city of Hachioji (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Tokyo. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan, Soka University is a very small (enrollment range: 500-999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Buddhist religion. Soka University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. This 46 years old H.E. institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 30-40% making this Japanese higher education organization a very selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. Soka University also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, as well as administrative services.

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General Information


Name
Name 創価大学
Founded 1971
Motto Be philosophers of a renaissance of lifeBe world citizens in solidarity for peaceBe the pioneers of a global civilization
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Location


Address 1-236 Tangi-cho
Hachioji
192-0003 Tokyo
Japan
Population range 500,000-1,000,000
Phone +81 (426) 91 2211
Fax +81 (426) 91 9300
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Areas of Studies


Undergraduate Postgraduate

Pre-Bachelor degrees
PreBachelor degrees

Bachelor degrees
Bachelor degrees

Master degrees
Master degrees

Doctoral degree
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Important: please contact or visit the official website of Soka University for detailed information on areas of studies and course levels currently offered; the above information matrix is indicative only and may not be up-to-date or complete.

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Yearly Tuition Range


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Local students Not reported Not reported
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Important: the above average yearly tuition ranges do not include room, board or other external costs; tuition may vary by area of studies, course level, student nationality or residence and other criteria. Please contact the appropriate Soka University's office for detailed information on yearly tuitions which apply to your specific situation and study interest; the above tuition range information is indicative only and may not be up-to-date or complete.

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Admissions


Gender Admission Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate Admission Rate 30-40%
Admission Office
Phone +81

Important: admission policy and acceptance rate may vary by area of studies, course level, student nationality or residence and other criteria. Please contact the appropriate Soka University's Admission Office for detailed information on a specific admission selection policy and acceptance rate; the above University admission information is indicative only and may not be complete or up-to-date.

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Size and Profile


Student Enrollment Total Student Enrolment 500-999
Academic Staff Not reported
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Not reported

Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation Buddhist Buddhist
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Facilities and Services


Library University Library Yes Go to Soka University's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Not reported

Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Not reported

Important: please contact or visit the official website of Soka University for detailed information on facilities and services provided, including the type of scholarships and other financial aids offered to local or international students; the information above is indicative only and may not be complete or up-to-date.

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Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation or Recognition Accreditation Seal

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan


Year of first Accreditation

2001


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Japan University Accreditation Association (JUAA)



Important: this section is intended to include only those reputable organizations (e.g. Ministries of Higher Education) that have the legal authority to officially recognize, accredit and/or license the Soka University as a whole (institutional accreditation or recognition) or some of its specific courses/programs (programmatic accreditation). Memberships and affiliations to organizations which do not imply any formal, extensive and/or legal process of accreditation or recognition are included in a specific section below. Please report errors and inaccuracies taking into consideration the above criteria.

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Affiliations

  • Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)


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Academic Structure

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