Soka University

country rank  76
world rank  2230

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University Overview

Established in 1971, Soka University is a private higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the medium-sized city of Hachioji (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Tokyo. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan, Soka University is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 500-999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Soka University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 47 years old higher-education 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.

University Identity

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
Colours Blue and white

University Location

Address 1-236 Tangi-cho
Hachioji (population range: 500,000-1,000,000)
192-0003 Tokyo
T +81 (426) 91 2211
F +81 (426) 91 9300

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student Not reported Not reported
Int'l student Not reported Not reported

University Admissions

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

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 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 None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Soka University's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

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

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Japan University Accreditation Association (JUAA)

Memberships and Affiliations

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

Academic Structure

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Social Media

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Online Courses

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Soka University's open courseware Open Education Consortium

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Video Presentation

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Site last updated: Thursday, 7 March 2019