The US News Short LIst: Soka University ranked #1 nationally (tie) in percentage of college students who study abroad - 100%!

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The US News Short List ranks the top ten colleges in the US for percentage of students who study abroad. Soka University and Goucher College top the list.

Soka University's Founders Hall and Peace Lake

Soka University has a 103-acre campus in south Orange County, CA.

"...100% of all students study abroad..."

In its "10 Colleges Where the Most Students Study Abroad" Short List, US News ranks Soka University and Gourcher College tied for #1 -- because 100% of all students study abroad at both colleges.

Soka was the first university in the country to mandate study abroad for all undergraduate students as a requirement for graduation when it opened it's undergraduate campus in May 2001. All students study a non-native language and then spend a semester of study abroad in a country where that language is spoken during their junior year. The cost of study abroad is included in tuition.

Soka University is a private, four-year liberal arts college and graduate school located on 103-acres overlooking a wilderness park in Aliso Viejo, CA. The university is ranked in the top 50 natioinal liberal arts colleges by News and World Report's "Best Colleges 2013." 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 60% of Soka University's students come from the US and 40% 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.

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