COIL Partner Universities
Partner Universities in Japan
Partner Universities in the U.S. (10 Universities)
School/College Composition: Arts and Sciences, Law, Advancing Studies, Social Work, Management, Nursing, Education and Human Development, Theology and Ministry
BC is a prestigious university affiliated with the Society of Jesus. Since signing an agreement with Sophia University in 1992, it has been proactive in student exchanges. In addition to the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences, which is based on the tradition of a liberal arts education, and the School of Management, BC also offers popular programs in the fields of education and nursing.
Loyola Marymount University
School/College Composition: Liberal Arts, Business Administration, Communication and Fine Arts, Law, Education, Film and Television, Science and Engineering
LMU, located in central Los Angeles, enjoys an excellent academic reputation in the U.S. in the fields of law and business. In addition to developing influential programs in the fields of media and art at its College of Communication and Fine Arts and the School of Film and Television, it is also making advanced efforts in the use of ICT in educational activities.
University of Portland
School/College Composition: Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Nursing, Engineering
Although small with about 4,000 students, UP is a leading university in the region and offers approximately 60 degree programs. It is highly regarded for the quality of its education, particularly in the STEM field, and is known for producing many recipients of the Fulbright scholarship.
University of San Francisco
School/College Composition: Arts & Sciences, Education, Law, Management, Nursing & Health Professions
The University of San Francisco has been a partner of Sophia University since 1975 and has been proactively conducting student exchanges with the university for many years. It offers over 230 diverse educational programs through its five schools and colleges. It is known for its highly diverse student body in terms of ethnicity and a high proportion of international students compared to other universities in the United States.
School/College Composition: Business and Economics, Arts and Sciences, Education, Nursing, Science and Engineering, Law, New and Continuing Studies, Theology and Ministry
A comprehensive institution located in the center of Seattle, Seattle University was founded by the Society of Jesus in 1891. It offers more than 120 educational programs and is strong in business, law, science and engineering, as well as industry-academia collaborations and environmental initiatives. It has a history of exchanges with Sophia University for over 40 years and is one of the most proactive destinations for student exchanges.
School/College Composition: Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Communication, Dentistry, Education, Engineering, Management, Health Sciences, Law, Nursing
Marquette is one of the top universities in the Midwest. It offers degree programs in nine academic fields, each of which is highly rated. It is making efforts in the implementation of new education programs, such as a hybrid program in the field of nursing that combines online classes and the enrollment of students from developing countries.
Vassar is a prestigious liberal arts college that was established in 1861 and currently has approximately 2,500 students. It is a partner university of Ochanomizu University, which is our partner university in Japan in the COIL projects. It also has a wealth of experience in providing cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary programs, such as Africana Studies and Environmental Studies.
University of California, Davis
School/College Composition: Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Biological Sciences, Engineering, Letters and Science, Nursing, Management, Education, Law, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine.
UC Davis is a prestigious state research university and highly ranked in various fields, including biology and medicine. It is our partner university for short-term student dispatch programs in the “Continuing and Professional Education” project in the fields of language, science, and engineering.
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
School/College Composition: Business, Arts + Architecture, Education, Computing and Informatics, Health and Human Services, Liberal Arts & Sciences, Engineering
UNC Charlotte is a state research university founded in 1946 and is the largest university in the region with approximately 30,000 students. It offers over 160 bachelors and graduate degrees, and the number of students enrolled in the university has increased significantly over the last decade. It also offers programs that students can complete with 100% distance learning.
School/College Composition: Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Engineering & Applied Science, Law, Nursing & Human Physiology, Leadership Studies
Gonzaga is a Jesuit-affiliated, comprehensive university with strengths in science, engineering, and nursing. It is also keen on international exchanges, such as sending students to study abroad, and has been an exchange partner of Sophia University since 1991. It actively promotes university sports and is known as the university of Rui Hachimura, who participated in the NCAA basketball tournament for the first time as a Japanese player.