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Sonoma State University

1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park, CA

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SSU is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and helps students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Rohnert Park, California, which is a predominantly suburban area. Enrollment at Sonoma State University is nearly 8,400 yearly.

Areas of study offered at Sonoma State University include:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Psychology
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Communications And Journalism

Students applying for admission are usually required to submit an application, transcripts, records, standardized test scores and any requested letters of recommendations, which will then be reviewed by the admissions staff. The most common standardized test scores among students admitted to this school are between 20 to 24 on the ACT, or 910 to 1130 on the SAT. This school has an acceptance rate of about 81 percent of which only 15 percent decided to enroll. More information from the admissions office can be found by calling the school or by requesting information through this portal.

The tuition at this school varies based on the state of residence of the student. In-state residents pay approximately $7,500 per year, while out-of-state residents are charged $20,000 annually. The cost of on-campus housing is approximately $6,100 annually. Financial aid may be offered to students that meet the necessary requirements by way of scholarships, grants, and loans.

The SSU Seawolves participate in a number of intercollegiate athletic programs, within the NCAA organization. Available sports offered may include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Golf (NCAA Division II)

Contact information, financial aid information, areas of study, and much more can be accessed on school's website at sonoma.edu.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give you an idea of the candidates Sonoma State University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Sonoma State University has a total student population of about 9,400. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 20% enrolling as graduate students and 92% as undergraduate students.

$15,600

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $15,600. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $55 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range estimates:
    • State Residents: $5,500-$6,600
    • Out-of-State: $17,000-$19,960

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid74%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships66%$7,017
Receiving Student Loans48%$6,024
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Sonoma State University may offer student services including:

  • Online classes
  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Work study style employment
  • Employment search assistance
  • Day care for children

Graduation Rates

Sonoma State University has an overall graduation rate which is approximately 54%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years26%
Graduating in 5 Years22%
Graduating in 6 Years6%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Art and Design Program
  • Music Program
  • Master's Degree in Nursing (MSN) Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

Sonoma State University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division II (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (California Collegiate Athletic Assoc)
  • Basketball (California Collegiate Athletic Assoc)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Sonoma State University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations

    Biological and Biomedical Sciences

    Business and Marketing Studies

    Communications and Journalism

    Computer and Information Sciences

    Education

    Engineering

    English Language and Literature

    Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

    Family and Consumer Sciences

    Foreign Languages and Literature

    Health and Clinical Professions

    History

    Interdisciplinary Studies

    Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Mathematics and Statistics

    Natural Resources and Conservation

    Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Physical Sciences

    Psychology

    Public Administration and Social Services

    Recreation and Fitness Studies

    Security and Protective Services

    Social Sciences

    Visual and Performing Arts

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    ACCEPTANCE RATE
    76.55%

    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    74%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
    25:1

    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
    $6,503