Sonoma State University Rankings

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In the World#1262 of 14178
In North America#395 of 2629
In the United States#357 of 2528
In California#36 of 252
In Rohnert Park#1 of 2

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
91%
Average SAT
1070
Average ACT
20
Aid receiving
71%
Undergraduates
8,143
Graduates
744
Male:Female Ratio
37:63
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Post-master's certificate
Website
sonoma.edu

Sonoma State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate91%89%92%
Applicants15,0945,4889,606
Admissions13,7644,8858,879
Freshmen enrolled full time1,5315181,013
Freshmen enrolled part time201010

1,528 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

90 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
1,427 or 92%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 970
or below

75% of them
had 1170
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Sonoma State University are 970-1170 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
463 or 30%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 17
or below

75% of them
had 23
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Sonoma State University are 17-23 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White3900 (44%)
Hispanic3002 (34%)
Two or more races573 (6%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown443 (5%)
Asian438 (5%)
Nonresident Alien288 (3%)
Black or African American191 (2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander27 (0.3%)
American Indian or Alaska Native12 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$8,074
Students receiving aid
71%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$5,742$7,176
Tuition in-state$5,742$7,176
Tuition out-of-state$17,622$16,680
Fee in-district$2,138$2,138
Fee in-state$2,138$2,138
Fee out-of-state$2,138$2,138

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity3,299
Combined charge for room and board$13,022
Room charge$7,424
Meal charge$5,598

Sonoma State University Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster's
Business Administration and Management, General45661
Psychology, General2369
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies174
Sociology159
Education, Other144
Speech Communication and Rhetoric118
Health and Physical Education & Fitness, General1066
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse6842
Biology & Biological Sciences, General938
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies76
English Language and Literature, General705
Environmental Science65
Computer Science59
History, General471
Political Science and Government, General43
Human Development and Family Studies, General40
Economics, General36
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services36
Education, General35
Anthropology32
Spanish Language and Literature274
Music, General29
Philosophy26
Chemistry, General23
Mathematics, General22
Geography21
Women's Studies20
Electrical and Electronics Engineering20
Art & Art Studies, General18
Biochemistry17
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General15
Physics, General14
Organizational Behavior Studies14
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other11
Geology & Earth Science, General11
Public Administration11
French Language and Literature10
Fine & Studio Arts, General8
Statistics, General7
International & Global Studies6
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American & Chicano Studies6
Geological and Earth Sciences & Geosciences, Other6
Agricultural Business and Management, Other5
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other3
Art History, Criticism and Conservation3
Cultural Resource Management and Policy Analysis3
Engineering Science2
Film & Cinema & Video Studies2
Statistics, Other1
Grand Total2,346244
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate62%56%65%
  • Full-time retention rate - 78%
  • Part-time retention rate - 44%

Publications & Citations

Publications
2,314
Citations
133,957

Publication count by topic

Biology
297
Psychology
260
Physics
227
Sociology
215
Computer science
158
Business
132
Geography
119
Chemistry
102
Medicine
83
Engineering
81
Political science
77
Geology
75
Mathematics
72
History
69
Environmental science
67
Economics
61
Art
45
Philosophy
34
Materials science
21

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Physics41663,844
Sociology42912,303
History525469
Geography8332,795
Business9283,993
Political science1018951
Psychology103910,936
Geology10812,022
Philosophy118973
Art128343
Environmental science12992,456
Biology16609,592
Computer science17523,498
Engineering17801,498
Medicine18074,758
Economics1932636
Mathematics23031,149
Chemistry23043,790
Materials science454777

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199013151
199116190
199217140
199323202
19949149
199523233
199618253
199715263
199829296
199928355
200032424
200138472
200235625
200347680
200459878
2005461116
2006691679
2007572214
2008862446
2009963426
20101225411
20111045757
20121016684
20131007271
20141367114
20151207849
20161349270
201713711091
201812515366
201912416570
202011415275

General info

Alternative namesSSU
Founded1960
WikipediaSonoma State University
MottoLux Mentis, Lux Orbis
Light of the Mind, Light of the World
Colorsnavy blue, columbia blue
Academic CalendarAugust to May. Also Summer Session (June - August)
Total FTE staff1,124
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address1801 E Cotati Ave
Rohnert Park, California, 94928-3609
United States
City population41,000
Phone7076642880
Fax+1 (707) 664 4060

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