Sonoma State University

Rohnert Park, CA, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
82%
Acceptance Rate
15,712
Students Applied
59%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
2506
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision November 30, 2019
Spring Regular Decision August 31, 2019
Other
Winter Semester
June 30, 2020
Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$55
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
98%
Out-Of-State Students
1%
US States Represented
27
Countries Represented
19
43%
Submitting ACT
87%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 21
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1078
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
480
75th
580
Reading
25th
500
75th
590
3.20
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
11%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
21%
3.00 - 3.24
23%
2.50 - 2.99
28%
2.00 - 2.49
2%
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
284
$30k - $48k
171
$48k - $75k
161
$75k - $110k
130
$110k+
239

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: student.outreach@sonoma.edu
Admissions Telephone: 707-664-2778
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.58 Average Rating
-I would try and check out the school and as many schools that you are interested in.
-Research your major/minor and programs and see if the school has a good reputation
-Keep your grades up!
-Always check your Sonoma State online portal to make sure you meet all the deadlines
-Make a pro/con list of each school you visit and make your decision for you.
Cassie From San Francisco, CA
Don't be afraid to talk to your professors, they don't bite! They are always willing to help you understand outside class, it is their job and they love to teach. Stay on top of your work as well, 5 lengthy deadlines quickly turns into 5 massive assignments the next week so spend your time wisely.
Nicholas from Concord, CA
Take a tour, you will fall in love.
Elizabeth from Vacaville, CA
You must visit here. I know a lot of people say it's hard to get classes at state Universities but I haven't had much trouble. The campus is amazing and they have private funding from the Charles M Schulz Foundation as well as Wine Spectator, so they are able to make the campus so much more than just by public funding. The facilities rival that of any private school (except no football team, but great soccer, lacrosse, baseball�) VISIT! You'll fall in love! It's a hidden gem in the CSU system.
J from Glendale, CA
If you're a student that lives locally near Sonoma I'd suggest applying because I heard students who live in Sonoma County get preference and higher rate of acceptance!
Maribel from Sonoma, CA
There is something for everyone so make sure to walk up to tables at Big Nite (our annual carnival type event on move-in weekend) and learn more about Greek life, sports, clubs, etc. to see what resonates with you. Pay attention to the times when there are the most people in the cafeteria (12pm and 5pm) and try to go before or after those times to avoid waiting in line for food. There are tons of free and inexpensive trips the school plans for each semester so make sure to look them up online and buy your tickets at the beginning of each semester before they sell out.
K.D.
Don't be closed minded. Definitely go into college with the attitude of you're willing to try new things because opportunities may come up that you have never even thought of and it could turn out to be one of the the best thing that's happened to you.
Zoey from San Francisco, CA
Use all the resources! Financial aid, office department staff, admissions office staff...they are all waiting and willing to help you earn admittance to SSU!
Andrea from Folsom, CA
Because Sonoma State is such a small school, it's very important to get involved as much as possible! Whether it be through Snow Club, joining a Fraternity/Sorority, or holding Student Government positions, a student's happiness at SSU solely revolves around on campus involvement.
MMS, California