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Soka University of America Student Life

Soka University of America is on a 103-acre campus in a suburban setting in Aliso Viejo, California, not far from Los Angeles and San Diego. Soka University of America has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – chorus,, , and more.

Soka University of America does not have fraternities or sororities.

Soka University of America has a thriving Josho Daiko (Japanese Drum Club). In fact, more students participate in Josho Daiko (Japanese Drum Club) than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Soka University of America include Rhythmission (Hip Hop Dance Club), Sualseros (Salsa Dance Club), Ka Pilina Ho'olokahi (Hawaiian Dance Club) and Soul Wings (Choir).

Soka University of America students' favorite campus traditions are The Festivals (celebration of art), The ASB (student volunteers in community service projects) and Winter Formal.

Soka University of America Housing

Soka University of America offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through senior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of Soka University of America students live on campus. In 2021, 99% of undergrads at Soka University of America lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 1% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Soka University of America. There are 600 spots available in on-campus housing for all 392 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 4 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 95% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Soka University of America offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Safety at Soka University of America

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Soka University of America is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Soka University of America campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

Soka University of America offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to Soka University of America

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Soka University of America, take U.S. Interstate 5 Freeway to Aliso Viejo, CA. If you need to fly, book your flight to John Wayne (Orange County) airport.

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