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Sonoma State University
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  • 4 Year
  • ROHNERT PARK, CA

Report Card

grade C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C+
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade B+
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade A+
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

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Sonoma State is a public university located in California. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 7,416 undergraduate students. The Sonoma State acceptance rate is 91%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 62% of students, Sonoma State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,900.

About

1801 E COTATI AVE
ROHNERT PARK, CA 94928
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
California Collegiate Athletic Association

Sonoma State University Rankings

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Sonoma Admissions

Acceptance Rate
91%
Application Deadline
December 15
SAT Range
970-1170
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$17,086 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,074 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
71%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 93 responses
26%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 105 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 105 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    16%
  • On Campus
    84%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,416 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
727
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 67 responses
  • Very much a White majority
    45%
  • Average
    19%
  • White blonde skinny tall and tan girls and guys
    10%
  • Outgoing and vigilant
    7%
  • Somewhat diverse
    6%
  • Diverse
    4%
  • Bland
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
40%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 124 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 141 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 74 responses
  • NorCal, beautiful and plentiful
    45%
  • Beautiful
    22%
  • Beautiful and accommodating
    11%
  • Average csu
    8%
  • Small and welcoming
    7%
  • Performing Arts School Weil Hall
    3%
  • Bad
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,200 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
62%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
72%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 68 responses

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