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Tuition

$12,546

$21,374

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

81%

acceptance rate

Accepted 10,758
Declined + 2,384
Total Received 13,142
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undergraduateRatios

40%

60%

male

female

1  :  25

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Psychology
  3. Liberals Studies
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School Facts

Sonoma State, founded in 1960, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 269-acre campus is located in Rohnert Park, 45 miles north of San Francisco.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 9,021
Established in 1960
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)
•  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

Codes

SAT 4723
ACT 0431

Social Networks

Public

8,122

undergraduate students

899

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
43%
400-499
37%
300-399
8%
700-800
1%
600-699
13%
500-599
43%
400-499
37%
300-399
6%
30-36
1%
24-29
26%
18-23
57%
12-17
16%
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Rohnert Park, CA

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Rohnert Park, CA

269-acre campus in Rohnert Park (population: 41,333), 45 miles from San Francisco; branch campus in Ukiah. Major airport serves San Francisco (70 miles); smaller airport and train serve Oakland (60 miles); bus serves Santa Rosa (10 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

Sonoma State University
1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
37%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
90%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
8 fraternities 14% of male students
 
10 sororities 22% of female students

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
43%
400-499
37%
300-399
8%
700-800
1%
600-699
13%
500-599
43%
400-499
37%
300-399
6%
30-36
1%
24-29
26%
18-23
57%
12-17
16%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $55
Common application accepted no
Application deadline November 30 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Geographical residence
State residency

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Moderately Selective

81%

acceptance rate

Accepted 10,758
Declined + 2,384
Total Received 13,142

Admissions Contact

Gustavo Flores
Vice Provost
P: 707 664-2778
F: 707 664-2060
student.outreach@sonoma.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $9,672,796
State $13,437,099
Institutional
Other external
Total $23,109,895

Non-need-based

Federal $55,691
State $100,415
Institutional $1,194,445
Other external $783,786
Total $2,134,337

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
cross-country
golf
lightweight football
soccer
softball
tennis
ultimate Frisbee
volleyball
water polo

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
California Collegiate Athletic Conference (Division II), Western Water Polo Association (Division I)
Mascot
Seawolves
School colors
navy columbia and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
American Multicultural Studies
Anthropology
Art
Art History
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Business Administration (M.B.A.)
Chemistry
Chicano/Latino Studies
Communication Studies
Computer Science
Computer/Engineering Science
Counseling
Criminal Justice Administration
Cultural Resource Management
Cultural Resources Management
Economics
Education
Engineering Science
English
Environmental Studies
French
Geography
Geology
Global Studies
History
Human Development
Interdisciplinary Major
Interdisciplinary Studies
Jazz Studies
Kinesiology
Liberal Studies
Mathematics
Music
Music Education
Nursing
Painting
Philosophy
Photography
Physics
Political Science
Printmaking
Psychology
Public Administration
Sculpture
Sociology
Spanish
Theatre Arts
Women's/Gender Studies
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Undergraduate

90%

8,122
students

Female
60%
4,865

Male
40%
3,257

Graduate

10%

899
students

Female
72%
643

Male
28%
256

undergraduateFull-time

89%

7,288
students

Female
61%
4,380

Male
39%
2,908

undergraduatePart-time

11%

834
students

Female
59%
485

Male
41%
349

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
16%
Hispanic/Latino
63%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
7%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

82%

Transfer applicants accepted

23%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Recommended of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: January 31

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 19
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Germany
Japan
Saudi Arabia
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
International student center
Special counselors/advisors

International Student Contact

Edvige Day
Coord., International Student Program
707 664-3030
edvige.day@sonoma.edu

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