Tuition & Fees

$7,388

$18,548

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

37%

63%

male

female

1
24

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 12,575
Declined + 3,912
Total Received 16,487
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Public

8,606

undergraduate students

717

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
10%
500-599
38%
400-499
41%
300-399
10%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
39%
400-499
42%
300-399
10%
200-299
0
30-36
2%
24-29
30%
18-23
52%
12-17
16%
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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 9,323
Established in 1960
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing)
•  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

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
23%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
89%
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

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
10%
500-599
38%
400-499
41%
300-399
10%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
39%
400-499
42%
300-399
10%
200-299
0
30-36
2%
24-29
30%
18-23
52%
12-17
16%

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

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 12,575
Declined + 3,912
Total Received 16,487

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Geographical residence
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores
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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Admissions Contact

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

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $12,360,733
State $17,199,094
Institutional $0
Other external $0
Total $29,559,827

Non-need-based

Federal $43,964
State $242,385
Institutional $601,994
Other external $1,199,090
Total $2,087,433

Varsity Sports

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

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA
Mascot
Seawolves
School colors
navy Columbia and white
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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
Engineering Science
English
Environmental 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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Undergraduate

92%

8,606
students

Female
63%
5,421

Male
37%
3,185

Graduate

8%

717
students

Female
74%
532

Male
26%
185

undergraduateFull-time

90%

7,795
students

Female
65%
4,996

Male
35%
2,799

undergraduatePart-time

10%

811
students

Female
53%
425

Male
47%
386

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
31%
Hispanic/Latino
46%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

39%

Transfer applicants accepted

42%

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) Required 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: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

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
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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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