Sonoma State University: Ranking & Review

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Rohnert Park
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United States
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World
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13291117
Top 7%

Sonoma State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate82%79%83%
Applicants15,7125,39410,318
Admissions12,8884,2738,615
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

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores1,589
Percent of students submitting SAT scores87%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
545
Math
530

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores786
Percent of students submitting ACT scores43%
ACT Composite
21
ACT English
21
ACT Math
20

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

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
In-stateOut-of-state
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

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services42185506
Social Sciences302302
Psychology20411215
Education10671177
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities160160
Health Professions and Related Programs6641107
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs104104
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service103103
Biological and Biomedical Sciences86995
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies85590
Natural Resources and Conservation8686
English Language and Literature & Letters701080
Visual and Performing Arts7676
History56359
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences5353
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services4848
Physical Sciences3636
Mathematics and Statistics3333
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies2929
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics23629
Engineering22527
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies10919
Philosophy and Religious Studies1010
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences279
Public Administration and Social Service Professions88
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.

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

General info

Alternative namesSSU
Founded1960
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

Official Websitesonoma.edu
Address1801 E Cotati Ave
Rohnert Park, California, 94928-3609
United States
Urbanization levelSuburb: Large
City population41,000
Phone7076642880
Fax+1 (707) 664 4060

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