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Welcome to Sofia University

As a leading college of undergraduate and advanced degrees, we are committed to academic excellence and fostering a meaningful vision of who we are as human beings. At Sofia, not only will you receive a solid educational experience, but an extraordinary opportunity to achieve deep personal growth.

Sofia University is accredited by WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) being the first graduate school of transpersonal psychology. As the first community comprised of world-renowned pioneers and researchers of transpersonal psychology, we build on the careful methods of science and believe that personal and social transformations are natural parts of life. Human spirituality is a natural expression of living intimately with an interconnected and evolving world.

The great Sofia vision is to build an excellent educational experience embodying mind, body and spirit through a variety of innovative undergraduate and graduate programs that offer a solid intellectual foundation as well as an extraordinary opportunity for personal growth and deep experience of the subject matter. This is learning with authenticity, inclusivity, cultural humility, ecological stewardship, and service to others.

Here we cultivate and build the leaders of tomorrow, who will carry our vision into the workplace and wider society. It is our hope that our students and alumni inspire others to live their lives with compassion, empathy and humility.

I invite you to come visit our campus. If you seek learning in a way that is challenging, personal, and meaningful, we would love to have you as part of our community.


Liz Li, Ph.D.
Sofia University President


The Office of the President is located on the Sofia University campus in Palo Alto, CA.

Office of the President
1069 East Meadow Circle
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Phone: (650) 493-4430
Fax: (650) 493-6835, Attn: Office of the President