Soka University of America

country rank  1173
world rank  4068

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University Overview

Founded in 2001, Soka University of America is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the medium-sized town of Aliso Viejo (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), California. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, Soka University of America (SUA) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 250-499 students) coeducational higher education institution. Soka University of America (SUA) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 16 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 30-40% making this US higher education organization a very selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym SUA
Founded 2001 Origins date back to 1987
Motto Peace, Human Rights and the Sanctity of Life
Colours Royal blue, white and gold

University Location

Address 1 University Drive
Aliso Viejo (population range: 10,000-49,999)
92656-8081 California
United States
T +1 (949) 480 4000
F +1 (949) 480 4001

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Int'l student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 30-40%
Admission Office 1 University Drive
Aliso Viejo 92656-8081
+1 (949) 480 4150
888 600 SOKA

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 250-499
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 50-99
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Other
Campus Setting Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Soka University of America'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 Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
WASC Senior College and University Commission

Year of first Accreditation


  • National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
  • National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO)
  • National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)
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Academic Structure

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Site last updated: Sunday, 29 July 2018