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Sonoma State University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 801 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 27 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

63% Women
37% Men


NCAA Division II (without football)

California Collegiate Athletic Assoc

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $89,856)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $66,520)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 46 - - -
Basketball 20 16 - -
Golf 10 12 - -
Soccer 30 32 - -
Softball - 19 - -
Tennis 10 14 - -
Track and Field, X-Country - 19 - -
Volleyball - 19 - -
Water Polo - 23 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4.4%
Black/non-Hispanic 1.7%
Hispanic 12.7%
Non-resident alien 1.1%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 14.1%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 65.4%
Percent of students with disability 4%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 17 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 2
Drug Law Violation 27
Liquor Law Violation 27
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 2
Property Crime 9
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Anonymous
  • 5
  • The dorms here are the most spacious and well kept of all the CSU's. You will not find anything better in California (public schools anyway)…

  • Jun-22-2012 Read More
  • J from Glendale, CA
  • 5
  • And speaking of dorms, there aren't traditional dorms but 4-bedroom suites / apartments with kitchens, living rooms, and four bathrooms per 6 students, clustered around a green quad. They are…

  • Dec-27-2014 Read More
  • Lidia from Lancaster, CA
  • 3
  • it'd be better if we had some sort of survey we can take, in order to see how we can be compatible with others. the roommates are picked at random…

  • Jan-25-2012 Read More
  • Student from Santa Rosa, CA
  • 3
  • didn't live on campus but a lot of classmates did and they didn't have any unreasonable complaints. if anything, they tended to think that the dorms were pretty decent.…

  • Jan-30-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • K.D.
  • Mar-18-2018 I am a current student here

    Cafeteria food can seem repetitive, but as a freshman living on campus with an unlimited meal plan you can't go wrong. Breakfast on weekends is the best and the fries are always good! If you're in the mood for non-cafeteria food, you're in luck because there are a few cafes and restaurants on campus where you can go grab a quick bite to eat between classes or go have a beer after a stressful day (if you're 21 of course).

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  • 3
  • Natasha
  • Sep-29-2017 I am a current student here

    Have a lot of food allergy concern issues resolved, lots for gluten free, vegan, ect. Only thing is that is it pretty much the same stuff everyday. They usually have very low amount of food after 6:30 pm and between 3-5.

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  • 4
  • Shayna
  • Jan-05-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Great meal plan for incoming Freshman.

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  • 5
  • J from Glendale, CA
  • Dec-27-2014 I am a current student here

    The Kitchens, our brand-new dining facility, is awesome. There are so many types of food, you can never get bored. It's fresh and healthy and locally-sourced too. You can grab a muffin and coffee or get Indian food, a plate of pasta, soup and salad. There's a chef's demo station, pizza and salad, a grill station, a garden station, there's Sizzle (Mongolian BBQ) and Passport (International cuisines).

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  • 5
  • Zoey from San Francisco, CA
  • Oct-14-2014 I am a current student here

    The food here at Sonoma Stats is really good! There are a bunch of different places to eat on campus and a lot of different options for people who are vegetarians, gluten free, allergic to nuts, etc. Sonoma State does an excellent job of providing food that tastes good but are still nutritional and healthy at the same time. Snacks are also always available with a wide selection to choose from.

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  • 4
  • Marissa from Rancho Cordova, CA
  • Jun-10-2014 I am a past student here

    The food served on campus is very good! There is plenty of variety, and it is not too expensive to get a meal plan. Eating in the dining hall is a good place to meet people and also get a nice, hot meal.

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  • 3
  • Maribel from Sonoma, CA
  • Jun-04-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    At my week long stay at Sonoma State I must admit the food gets quite tiresome. Like I said I was only there for a week and in a mere week they were already repeating the same meals. I can't imagine eating there for four years lol. But for the money, I guess you can't really complain!

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  • 2
  • Claudia from Napa, CA
  • Apr-29-2014 I am a current student here

    I've never eaten here except for Charlie Brown's but they say the Kitchens is really good, Buffet style and $11 to get in.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Natasha
  • Sep-29-2017 I am a current student here

    Pretty popular. Freshman year, expect to pay between $500-700 a semester. Most greek girls are cool, but the typical blonde skinny white girl.

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  • 0
  • Zoey from San Francisco, CA
  • Oct-14-2014 I am a current student here

    If you are into Greek life there are so many different sororities and fraternities that you could join. Some are intended for people with specific interests, others are just open to whomever wants to join. All in all, you'll find a sorority or fraternity that fits you best.

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  • 0
  • BJ from Rohnert Park, CA
  • Nov-14-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life makes up a large population of our students but most everyone who is affiliated loves it. There are plenty of soroities and fraternities to choose from.

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  • 0
  • Brandee from Oxnard, CA
  • Nov-08-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is definitely very active on campus and Sonoma has a wide variety and lots of options to choose from. If your interested in joining one you'll just need to find your fit.

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  • 0
  • Sonoma Student
  • Mar-16-2013 I am a current student here

    There are a lot of sororities and fraternities to get involved with including: national and local.

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