Sonoma State University: Ranking & Review

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Rohnert Park Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 330 1119
Top 7%

Sonoma State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate82%79%83%
Enrolled undergraduates1,8316141,217
Enrolled total (including graduate students)9,4813,5065,975

1,147 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

39 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $55. Application fee for graduates - $55.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Neither required nor recommended

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores1,589
Percent of students submitting SAT scores87%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores786
Percent of students submitting ACT scores43%
ACT Composite
ACT English
ACT Math

Sonoma State University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $26,034 $37,914
Off-campus $27,054 $38,934
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $11,970 and other expenses per full academic year.

Sonoma State University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 3,223 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $5,742 $17,622
Fees for full-time undergraduates $1,982 $1,982
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $396
Tuition for Full-time graduates $7,176 $16,680
Fees for full-time graduates $1,982 $1,982
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $396

Programs and Degrees

Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 421 85 506
Social Sciences 302 302
Psychology 204 11 215
Education 106 71 177
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 160 160
Health Professions and Related Programs 66 41 107
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 104 104
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 103 103
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 86 9 95
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 85 5 90
Natural Resources and Conservation 86 86
English Language and Literature & Letters 70 10 80
Visual and Performing Arts 76 76
History 56 3 59
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences 53 53
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 48 48
Physical Sciences 36 36
Mathematics and Statistics 33 33
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 23 6 29
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 29 29
Engineering 22 5 27
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 10 9 19
Philosophy and Religious Studies 10 10
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 2 7 9
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 8 8
Grand Total2,1912702,461

A total of 2,191 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Sonoma State University.

At the master's level 270 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate58%54%61%
  • Full-time retention rate - 79%
  • Part-time retention rate - 66%

General info

Alternative namesSSU
MottoLux Mentis, Lux Orbis
Light of the Mind, Light of the World
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsnavy blue, columbia blue
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff1,085
Instructional FTE366
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address1801 E Cotati Ave
Rohnert Park, California, 94928-3609
United States
Urbanization levelSuburb: Large
City population10,000 - 50,000
Fax+1 (707) 664 4060

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