Soka University of America

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Soka University is a private, non-profit, four-year liberal arts college and graduate school located on 103 acres in south Orange County, California in the City of Aliso Viejo.  SUA is just one mile from the beach (as the crow flies or seven miles of driving) and is located in the heart of Southern California’s abundance of cultural, educational, sporting and adventure opportunities.
SUA offers a 9:1 student/faculty ratio (average class size 13) and study abroad is included in tuition so that every undergraduate spends a semester living and learning another culture. Proudly founded upon the Buddhist principles of peace, human rights and the sanctity of life, SUA offers a non-sectarian curriculum that is open to top students of all nationalities and beliefs.   About half of our students come from the US and half from more than 40 other countries.

SUA offers generous financial aid to both US and International students, with free tuition available to eligible admitted students whose earned family income is $60,000 or less (room and board fees still apply.)  The mission of Soka University is to “foster a steady stream of global citizens committed to living a contributive life". []

Application Deadlines:  October 15 (Early Action) and January 15 (Regular Deadline).