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Soka University of America

Reviewed by H******i from Aliso Viejo on 2017-11-09

I really enjoy studying at this school. SUA is a young, liberal arts university, and our student body is pretty small. Around 450 students go to this school, and they all are required to live on campus except those who have certain reasons. We live in/with nature, and you can enjoy various kinds of trees and flowers on campus. We also have a garden where some students are growing vegetable. The residence halls are beautiful, and I live very comfortably feeling protected. The residence halls have a laundry room, pantry, printer room, and so on. I also really like the class style Soka offers. In average one class consists of 1 professor and 12-13 students. Although there are concentrations instead of majors, students are not restricted to take classes from only one concentrations they choose. I feel like students here are educated to be well-rounded global citizens.

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Soka University of America

Reviewed by T******i from Aliso Viejo on 2017-10-27

I like the small class size here, which encourages student engagement in the classroom. We have many classes in which we have discussions or small group activities, which make them more interesting. In many of the classes I took before, I couldn't just sit back and listen, but I actually had to do the readings and participate. Those classes were tough but rewarding. If you choose the right professor, you can get a lot out of each course. I also appreciate the diverse student body. I've learned so much just from talking with different people at the cafeteria. You have many chances to talk with people from different backgrounds and become friends. There've been times when I struggled with cultural differences, but all those struggles helped me grow as a person. The small campus can be both good and bad, depending on the kind of relationships you have with people, but overall I like how we can cultivate deep and intimate relationships.

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Soka University of America

Reviewed by E******a from Orange county on 2017-09-29

Overall I am grateful to have the opportunity to come to soka. I am a first generation immigrant and child of working class parents who lived paycheck to paycheck. I often wondered if I would be able to afford college, but when I got accepted to soka I was offered a financial aid package offered to all students with a family income lower than $70k, which paid for my entire tuition fees. Soka is so generous and the resources available on this campus are among the best in the country. We have such easy access to all of our professors, as our class size exceed no more than 15 students. However, the culture of activism is so weak. Most people, though self-proclaimed "global citizens" only care about the world in the abstract, but ignore the day-to-day social (racial, gendered, sexual, class, etc) issues that exist even on our campus. It was very frustrating as an activist and feminist to find strong support. I think its getting better though.

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Soka University of America

Reviewed by H******o from Aliso Viejo on 2017-06-13

I just finished my third year at Soka University of America. These past three years that I spent here were amazing, and I am thankful that Soka offered me so many opportunities to grow into a global citizen. One of the remarkable aspects of this university is its generous financial aid. If your annual family income is less than 60,000 dollars, you are eligible for a full tuition scholarship. Almost all the students receive some type of financial aid at Soka. When I was admitted to this university and knew how much I would get for scholarships, my family was surprised by how generous the financial aid package was. I appreciate all the donors who made it possible for me to attend this university.

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