Tuition & Fees

$7,798

$19,678

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
21%
500-599
54%
400-499
23%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
16%
500-599
53%
400-499
27%
300-399
3%
30-36
5%
24-29
24%
18-23
49%
12-17
22%
30-36
2%
24-29
29%
18-23
44%
12-17
25%
30-36
2%
24-29
26%
18-23
55%
12-17
17%
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undergraduateRatios

38%

male

62%

female

1

teacher

23

students

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Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 12,888
Declined + 2,823
Total Received 15,711
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Public

8,551

undergraduate students

672

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Psychology
  3. Early Childhood Education
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Codes

SAT 4723
ACT 0431

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Location

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 9,223
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)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  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)

Rohnert Park, CA

269-acre, suburban campus in Rohnert Park (population: 42,622), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
22%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
88%
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
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
21%
500-599
54%
400-499
23%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
16%
500-599
53%
400-499
27%
300-399
3%
30-36
5%
24-29
24%
18-23
49%
12-17
22%
30-36
2%
24-29
29%
18-23
44%
12-17
25%
30-36
2%
24-29
26%
18-23
55%
12-17
17%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $55
Common application accepted no
Application deadline March 1 (priority deadline)
November 30
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

Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 12,888
Declined + 2,823
Total Received 15,711

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
Secondary school record
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Natalie Kalogiannis
Director of Admissions
P: 707 664-2778
F: 707 664-2060
student.outreach@sonoma.edu

Financial Aid

51%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$10,616

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,798
Room & board $13,960
Books & supplies $1,916
Total $23,674
Average Financial Aid - $10,616
Total with Avg. Aid $13,058
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
March 2

State aid form
March 2

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 707 664-2389
F: 707 664-4242
finaid@sonoma.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Susan Gutierrez
Director of Financial Aid
susan.gutierrez@sonoma.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
water polo

Club Sports - Men's

Bowling, Cheerleading, Fencing, Golf, In-Line Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

Cheerleading, Dance, Fencing, Golf, Lacrosse, Rowing, Ultimate Frisbee, Water Polo

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Archery, Baseball, Brazilian Jiujitsu, Cheerleading, Dance, Equestrian Sports, Fishing, Hockey, Lacrosse, Rowing, Rugby, Skiing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Spikeball, Triathlon, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Gail Barksdale (men's)
Senior Director Of Intercollegiate Athletics
email

Shannon Percell (women's)
Associate Athletics Director/swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA
Mascot
Seawolves
School colors
navy Columbia and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
American Multicultural Studies
Anthropology
Applied Statistics
Art
Art History
Art Studio
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Chicano/Latino Studies
Communication Studies
Computer Science
Computer/Engineering Science
Counseling
Criminology/Criminal Justice
Cultural Resources Management
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Education
Electrical Engineering
English
Environmental Studies
Film Studies
French
Geography
Geology
Global Studies
History
Human Development
Kinesiology
Liberal Studies
Mathematics
Music
Nursing
Organizational Development
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Sociology
Spanish
Special Major
Statistics
Theatre Arts
Women's/Gender Studies
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Psychology
  3. Early Childhood Education

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

9,223

total students

99%

in-state

1%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

93%

8,551
students

Female
62%
5,328

Male
38%
3,223

7%

672
students

Female
72%
485

Male
28%
187

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

91%

7,857
students

Female
64%
4,955

Male
36%
2,902

9%

694
students

Female
54%
373

Male
46%
321

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
33%
Hispanic/Latino
44%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
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

36%

Transfer applicants accepted

46%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Recommended of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Recommended of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: January 31

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

120

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • 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

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Other
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

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