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Most Helpful Review for Soka University of America
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: victor from Seattle, WA
  • 14 out of 14 people found this review helpful

I think any college experience will result in learning a lot...weather from professors or friends. So in that respect Soka does not stand out. However it does have excellent, dedicated professors who you get to know if you choose to. Classes are eclectic, but mostly interesting, especially the ones that are only found here at Soka. As a freshman everyone is required to take the course Core which is essentially examining, using western/eastern philosophy, what makes people happy, and how to live well. Very interesting class. Core 2 is taken sophomore year, and is less theoretical and more practical, i.e....

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  • Momo
  • Apr-04-2017 I am a current student here

    SUA is a wonderful university where students who have various backgrounds can expand their points of views! All people at Soka is so nice, and I really like peaceful atmosphere of this university! Liberal Arts education and a small class size class help us to find our identities and to find value in everything.

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  • from Aliso Viejo, CA
  • Mar-28-2017 I am a current student here

    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. With a small class room settings (students to faculty ratio = 8:1), each student gains great attention and help from professors. The school also offers generous financial aid to both domestic and international students. Full tuition scholarship is available to all students whose earned family income is $60,000 or less.

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  • Talia from Plano, TX
  • Mar-08-2017 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I visited campus two summers ago. It is a gorgeous learning environment and I could definitely see myself going here if the student population was not so small. The whole school population is 1/3 the size of my high school graduating class, so adjusting to such a small community might be hard.

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  • Nobuyo from Aliso Viejo, CA
  • Nov-30-2016 I am a current student here

    Soka University challenges me a lot in many ways. By getting many great opportunities and learning closely with professors and global friends, I am able to broaden my perspectives and interests. I have learned a lot not only academics but also many life lessons.

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  • ya-chien from aliso viejo, ca
  • Jul-28-2016 I am a current student here

    the school is beautiful and is student-oriented. there are only 400 students in the campus. being in a small-sized campus is nice-- you can know each other and make different friends from all around the world.

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  • Jaroslav from Aliso Viejo, CA
  • Dec-02-2014 I am a current student here

    A unique school with unique program and unique faculty. It will change you and make a distinguished individual even after your first year. Soka will help you financially and will give you a chance to prove that you are worth it.

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  • mizu
  • Jul-19-2013 I am a current student here

    Soka University is a very young institution with an enormous number of opportunities available. Because of our very small student body size, students can really get to know everyone (literally) and also receive close attention from professors in their academics, both in and out of the classrooms. Your 4 years at Soka are really determined by how YOU make it.

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  • Ellyssa from Renton, WA
  • May-08-2013 I am a past student here

    Soka University of America gave me so many opportunities to grow and challenge myself as a human being as well as meet and befriend amazing people from all over the world. The mandatory study abroad was one of the best experiences of my life. Whatever your interests are, there is a club or activity for you, and if not you can start one yourself!

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  • DJ Gamz
  • Feb-07-2013 I am a current student here

    Soka is for the students and by the students. What I mean by this is that, we truly run the school. The administration wants us to take initiative and make this school how we want to have it.

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  • Devan from Ventura, CA
  • Jan-03-2013 I am a current student here

    Soka University is an amazing school that provides tremendous opportunities for students to grow. This growth is not just towards a career but towards gaining life experience that will assist you in becoming a better person. Campus life is great too!

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