Welcome New College Rep, sokaadmissions, from Soka University of America

<p>Please join me in welcoming our newest College Rep, sokaadmissions, from Soka University of America.</p>

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<p>Say hello if you like, but please don't ask questions in this thread - start a new one with a relevant title. Thanks!</p>

<p>I had not heard of Soka University of America before this thread, but I just looked it up...and I'm sad I missed the deadline because I would have applied, it seems very interesting.</p>

<p>Welcome! Glad to see you here. Soka is a school that should be on more student radar screens.</p>

<p>You probably haven't heard of Soka before because it's a very new university. In fact, they only got their accreditation six years ago.</p>

<p>However, having visited the place and knowing a few students from there, it's an interesting university with a beautiful campus and huge potential.</p>

<p>In any case, welcome to CC. :)</p>

<p>Soka says that it was founded on Buddhist principles. Is that different from saying it's a Buddhist university? How do those principles impact daily student life?</p>

<p>SUA is founded upon the Buddhist principles of peace, human rights and the sanctity of life, but the curriculum is non-sectarian and the university is open to students of all nationalities and beliefs. Currently about 40% of the students are international (from over 40 countries) and 60% are from the US.</p>

<p>I recently visited SOKA and did not see any students who were not Asian. I met students from Malaysia, China, Japan, and Korea, and two Asian students from San Francisco. Since there are only 400 students there, I'm curious what percentage of the students are Asian. Does anyone know?</p>