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Reviews 130 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I will begin my freshman year of college this fall and have not yet attended classes. However, I have visited my school twice and talked to people that are attending and the whole atmosphere is fantastic. While I cannot give them five stars because I have not yet participated, I really love being there.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Its great to have diverse options to choose from

5 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: No one can match the Financial aid opportunities offered at sua!~

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: The food is good and the ingredients are prepared organically

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Students never have to share a room with more than one person in the entire student career. Students get personal bathrooms and have a lot of freedom in the dorms. The Housing is very luxurious

5 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The dining hall is amazing!!! It is just not open as much as I wish. And the food is really good. If you want to go to Soka, I recommend that you try the food. We are very welcoming to people around the community and so feel free to come by!

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There is the Aliso Viejo Town Center down the mountain (3 minute drive) that has a Chile's, Taco Bell, Subway, Jamba Juice, Panera Bread, Ralphs, etc.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: We just post on the Soka facebook when we're bored. We find some people who want to hang out and go! It's very friendly and chill.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The teams are okay, but it is always a fun community building experience to attend.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: You can get away with a lot on campus. They're all big talk when it comes to a lot of things. Keep the parties with drinking out of the freshmen dorms (which are dry no matter the ages) and everyone is happy.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Okay, let me be perfectly honest. There are times when I scream "I HATE SOKA UNIVERSITY." But when the end of the day comes, I'm so happy that I came. Despite every issue and challenge I have faced here, I would choose Soka a thousand times again.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms are super nice. There is no "bad" dorm. Each one is the same, lol.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The menu is kinda repetitive, but overall the food is decent.

2 College Sophomore

Diversity: About 60% of the school is from Japan, the other 40% is riddled with people of Japanese descent or members of SGI. While there are a lot of different people, many want everyone to act the same: be quiet during day, go to parties, study a lot. You feel a little judged if you don't follow these things. It's kinda awkward sometimes.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The financial aid office is full of really nasty people. I dislike any interaction necessary with them. (The only thing worse than them is the Office of the Registrar YIKES) But you get the aid you need, and if not, well, private loans are an option that a lot of kids take into consideration.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: A lot of the girls are super fine, but the guys are definitely not as attractive in general. The relationship scene is always awkward because of the small campus, if something goes wrong, everyone suffers.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I mean we have some nice places near by, but some are just Del Taco or In-N-Out. I really enjoy the local restaurants, though there are few.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: I am going to be a senior this coming fall and I have had struggles every year with the financial aid process

5 College Junior

Campus Housing: I really got to bond with my roommate and dormates. The campus housing is the best from all the other universities I have toured in the past. People respect others' privacy.

3 College Junior

Athletics: I am not very much a sports person. But I would like to commend the strong dedication of the athletes and the strong school spirit.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: This university is located in the mountains and secluded in area of houses and neighborhoods. It is located in Aliso Viejo, a pretty new city in OC. There are rarely any crimes. The security and the school is really helpful and resourceful. I love the environment and how the school treats the student's safety as one of many top priorities.

4 College Junior

Weather: I love the weather of SUA. It is not too cold and not too hot, since its located in Southern California.

5 College Freshman

Majors: Academics at Soka are great! Just make sure you talk to other students about which classes and professors are best. Remember that everyone has different opinions and learning styles though! The admissions counselors at SUA are super sweet and will help you through 100% of the process.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Really wonderful students attend Soka! Dating can be a bit difficult because the student body is so small but people do it.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: 98% of student receive some sort of financial aid. Financial need-based, athletic, merit and full-ride scholarships are available.


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