Sonoma State University: Statistics

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#371 of 2,496 In the United States
#39 of 249 In California
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Quick Review

Acceptance rate
89%
Average SAT
1050
Average ACT
20
Aid receiving
73%
Undergraduates
7,255
Graduates
763
Male:Female Ratio
36:64
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Post-master's certificate
Website
sonoma.edu

Sonoma State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 89% 87% 90%
Applicants 13,353 4,912 8,441
Admissions 11,900 4,274 7,626
Freshmen enrolled full time 877 283 594
Freshmen enrolled part time 36 17 19

523 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

7,382 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
826 or 90%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 950
or below

75% of them
had 1150
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Sonoma State University are 950-1150 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
259 or 28%
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

White 3485 (44%)
Hispanic 2804 (35%)
Two or more races 486 (6%)
Asian 404 (5%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 347 (4%)
Nonresident Alien 249 (3%)
Black or African American 191 (2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 25 (0.3%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 8 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$8,746
Students receiving aid
73%

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 $2,210$2,210
Fee in-state $2,210$2,210
Fee out-of-state $2,210$2,210

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 3,286
Combined charge for room and board $13,022
Room charge $7,424
Meal charge $5,598

Sonoma State University Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's
Business Administration and Management, General 428 53
Psychology, General 210 13
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 148
Sociology, General 123
Education, Other 115
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 67 47
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 105
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education & Fitness, General 102
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 87 14
English Language and Literature, General 78 11
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 82
Computer Science 66
History, General 59 4
Political Science and Government, General 45
Economics, General 43
Environmental Science 42
Mathematics, General 35
Spanish Language and Literature 27 7
Education, General 29
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services 27
Art & Art Studies, General 26
Anthropology, General 26
Philosophy 24
Human Development and Family Studies, General 23
Geography 22
Biochemistry 19
Music, General 19
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American & Chicano Studies 17
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 17
Women's Studies 14
Geology & Earth Science, General 14
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 13
Chemistry, General 13
Agricultural Business and Management, Other 11
Geological and Earth Sciences & Geosciences, Other 10
Organizational Behavior Studies 10
International & Globalization Studies 9
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other 7
Fine & Studio Arts, General 7
Engineering Science 7
Film & Cinema & Media Studies 6
Physics, General 5
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 5
Public Administration 5
Statistics, General 4
Cultural Resource Management and Policy Analysis 4
French Language and Literature 2
Statistics, Other 2
Grand Total 2,160 248
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 60% 53% 64%
  • Full-time retention rate - 79%
  • Part-time retention rate - 45%

Publications & Citations

Publications
2,062
Citations
132,709

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
602 / 24,660
Environmental Science
380 / 12,735
Psychology
264 / 20,929
Physics
241 / 69,302
Biology
235 / 9,471
Business
222 / 6,756
Sociology
204 / 12,532
Astrophysics and Astronomy
193 / 68,209
Engineering
185 / 4,049
Computer Science
165 / 3,302
Medicine
163 / 9,622
Ecology
156 / 7,487
Chemistry
126 / 6,051
Social Psychology
114 / 13,315
Mathematics
109 / 4,472
Geography and Cartography
106 / 2,358
Art & Design
106 / 2,732
Demography
96 / 10,272
Economics
94 / 2,285
Marketing
93 / 3,543
Environmental Management
75 / 2,423
Political Science
68 / 968
Geology
63 / 2,000
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
62 / 470
History
62 / 483
Biochemistry
61 / 4,155
Gender Studies
49 / 862
Education Majors
46 / 4,038
Math Teachers
45 / 2,480
Advertising
44 / 1,965
Communications and Public Relations
43 / 1,895
Zoology
42 / 971
Child Psychology
42 / 2,056
Electronic Engineering
40 / 303
Electrical Engineering
35 / 703
Law
31 / 526
Media Studies
29 / 522
Anthropology
29 / 651
Creative Writing
29 / 1,552
Computer Networking
28 / 632

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 19 189
1992 16 144
1993 27 203
1994 13 170
1995 24 248
1996 18 280
1997 17 284
1998 29 330
1999 36 383
2000 34 458
2001 39 513
2002 42 673
2003 49 751
2004 64 965
2005 50 1231
2006 73 1784
2007 58 2358
2008 88 2592
2009 98 3550
2010 128 5337
2011 113 5932
2012 118 6760
2013 108 7364
2014 135 7433
2015 125 8359
2016 138 10334
2017 141 12851
2018 129 16566
2019 125 17522
2020 125 17880
2021 118 16375

Notable alumni

  1. Abdul Rahman Dahlan

    Abdul Rahman Dahlan
    Born in
    Malaysia Flag Malaysia
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Abdul Rahman bin Dahlan is a Malaysian politician. He is the former Minister in the Prime Minister's Department and the Minister of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government. He is also the former Member of Parliament (MP) of Malaysia for the Kota Belud constituency in Sabah, representing the United Malay National Organisation (UMNO) party, a component of Barisan Nasional (BN).

  2. Mike McGuire

    Mike McGuire
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1979-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Mike McGuire is an American politician serving as a member of the California State Senate from the 2nd district, which encompasses the North Coast region, from Marin County to Del Norte County. In 2022, he was as chosen as the Majority Leader of the Senate. Prior to being elected to the State Senate in 2014, he was a member of the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors and served as mayor of Healdsburg, California.

  3. Cheryl Chase

    Cheryl Chase
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    activistLGBTI rights activist
    Biography

    Bo Laurent, better known by her pseudonym Cheryl Chase, is an American intersex activist and the founder of the Intersex Society of North America. She began using the names Bo Laurent and Cheryl Chase simultaneously in the 1990s and changed her name legally from Bonnie Sullivan to Bo Laurent in 1995.

  4. Marla Tellez

    Marla Tellez
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    journalistactortelevision actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Marla Christine Tellez is an American news anchor for KTTV-TV in Los Angeles, California.

  5. Kevin Danaher

    Kevin Danaher
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    authorwriter
    Biography

    Kevin Danaher is an American author and anti-globalization activist. With his wife Medea Benjamin and activist Kirsten Irgens-Moller, he co-founded Global Exchange, a social justice and anti-globalization non-governmental organization based in San Francisco, California. He is the founder and executive co-producer of the Green Festivals and he is executive Director of the Global Citizen Center. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

  6. Mitchell Waite

    Mitchell Waite
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    programmer
    Biography

    Mitchell Waite is an American computer programmer, author and publisher of programming books and the mobile app iBird. Birding app first published by Mitch Waite Group in 2008: iBird Pro for the Apple iPhone His first book "Projects in Sight, Sound and Sensation" was published in 1974. He studied nuclear physics at Sonoma State University during 1971–1975.

  7. David V. Brewer

    David V. Brewer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    lawyerjudge
    Biography

    David V. Brewer is an American lawyer and judge, who served as an associate justice of the Oregon Supreme Court from 2013 to 2017. He retired on June 30, 2017, and was succeeded by Rebecca Duncan.

  8. William McNamara

    William McNamara
    Occupations
    horticulturist
    Biography

    William A. McNamara is an American horticulturist and expert in the field of plant conservation and the flora of Asia. Now retired, he was the President and Executive Director of Quarryhill Botanical Garden, a 25-acre wild woodland garden in Northern California's Sonoma Valley featuring wild-sourced plants from temperate East Asia. In 2017, he and Quarryhill Botanical Garden celebrated their 30th Anniversary. He retired from the Garden in October of 2019.

General info

Alternative names SSU
Founded 1960
Motto Lux Mentis, Lux Orbis
Light of the Mind, Light of the World
Colors navy blue, columbia blue
Academic Calendar August to May. Also Summer Session (June - August)
Total FTE staff 1,052
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address 1801 E Cotati Ave
Rohnert Park, California, 94928-3609
United States
City population 44,000
Phone 7076642880
Fax +1 (707) 664 4060

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