Aliso Viejo, California
Located on 103 acres in south Orange County, the Soka University of America is just minutes from all the culture, entertainment, and adventure of Los Angeles – and yes, it’s also only a short drive from the beach! SUA prides itself on a generous financial aid program and offers free tuition to all eligible students whose families earn less than $60,000. In contrast to many of the Christian universities on this list, Soka was founded on Buddhist principles that emphasize peace, life, and human rights. And when it comes to the numbers, there are lots of positive things to say about this university. The freshmen retention rate is 99%, the 6-year graduation rate is 84%, and the student-to-faculty ratio is only 8:1.
Net Price: $13,065