Sonoma State University

Rohnert Park, CA

Sonoma State University

Rohnert Park, CA

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Tuition & Fees

Not Reported

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
2%
24-29
26%
18-23
55%
12-17
17%
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undergraduateRatios

39%

male

61%

female

23.21

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

92%

acceptance rate

Accepted 13,036
Declined 1,093
Total Received 14,129
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Public

8,565

undergraduate students

636

graduate students

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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.

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Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 9,201
Established in 1960
Coeducational Coeducational

269-acre, suburban campus in Rohnert Park (population: 42,838), 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.

  • Campus Setting: Small town
  • Metropolitan area: San Francisco
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Sonoma County

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
32%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Events

  • Welcome Week
  • Student Orientation
  • Big Nite
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

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
2%
24-29
26%
18-23
55%
12-17
17%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $55
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.22

Not Selective

92%

acceptance rate

Accepted 13,036
Declined 1,093
Total Received 14,129

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
standardized test scores

Considered

first generation
geographical residence
state residency

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
rigor of secondary school record
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
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 Sports Men

Archery, Basketball, Cheerleading, Crew, Cross-country running, Fencing, Football, Lacrosse, Rock climbing, Rowing, Soccer, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Archery, Basketball, Cheerleading, Crew, Field hockey, Football, Lacrosse, Rock climbing, Rowing, Soccer, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division II

Majors

Assc. Bach.
African-American/Black Studies
American Indian/Native American Studies
Animal Physiology
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics, General
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
Chemistry, General
Comparative Literature
Computer Science
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Developmental and Child Psychology
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Drawing
Ecology
Economics, General
Engineering Science
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Education
Environmental Studies
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Language and Literature
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics, General
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Printmaking
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Sculpture
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Statistics, General
Women's Studies
Zoology/Animal Biology
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

9,201

total students

NA%

in-state

NA%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

93%

8,565
students

Female
61%
5,215

Male
39%
3,350

7%

636
students

Female
75%
478

Male
25%
158

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

91%

7,855
students

Female
62%
4,838

Male
38%
3,017

9%

710
students

Female
54%
377

Male
46%
333

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 80%
Student 4 year graduation rate 30%
Student 5 year graduation rate 28%
Student 6 year graduation rate 6%

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
33%
Hispanic/Latino
43%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

785

Transfer students enrolled

9%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions no
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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