is a private, four-year liberal arts college and graduate school located on 103-acres in Aliso Viejo, CA. The university opened its new 1000-seat Soka Performing Arts Center in 2011, and was named “the best small concert hall in Southern California” by music critic Mark Swed of the LA Times. SUA is ranked in the top 10 liberal arts colleges on the West Coast by. Soka University offers a 9:1 student/faculty ratio and study abroad for every undergraduate student. Founded upon the Buddhist principles of peace, human rights and the sanctity of life, SUA is open to top students of all nationalities and beliefs. About half of Soka University’s students come from the US and half from more than 40 other countries. Admitted students whose annual family income is $60,000 or less may be eligible for Soka Opportunity Scholarships which cover full tuition. Additional scholarship opportunities are available for higher income levels.