To promote Human Values through Education & Culture

Soka University of America

Describing his vision for Soka University of America, Dr. Ikeda expresses his hope that "all who learn here will be able to develop and polish the inner strength needed to generate limitless value from all forms of knowledge, to forge, in your capacity as world citizens, the peace and happiness of humankind."  

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 (if you are a bird – seven miles driving) and located in the heart of Southern California's abundance of cultural, educational, sporting and adventure opportunities. 

SUA offers a 9:1 student/faculty ratio and study abroad is included in tuition so that every undergraduate spends a semester living and learning another culture. Proudly founded upon the principles of peace, human rights and the sanctity of life.

Soka University is founded upon the principles of peace, human rights and the sanctity of life.  Educational objectives are fostered at the university through the commitment to rigorous academic endeavors, free and open dialogue, and an appreciation for human diversity. Education is an integrating process in which students gain an awareness of the interdependence of themselves, others and the environment. Wisdom, courage and compassion - values treasured by the university -- do not exist in isolation. They emerge in individuals as they learn the importance of service to others, to the natural world around them, and to the great cause of peace and freedom.