Sonoma

Sonoma State University

1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park, United States
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Overview of Sonoma State University (Sonoma)

About this school

Sonoma State, founded in 1960, is a public, comprehensive university. It has two-year upper-division cluster schools within the university in liberal arts and environmental studies. Its 220-acre campus is located in Rohnert Park, 45 miles north of San Francisco.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:8,551
    • Men:3,223 Men (37.7%)
    • Women:5,328 Women (62.3%)

Location

Admission Information (Sonoma)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Sonoma State University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
-
-
History
2
-
Academic Electives
1
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
December 30
SAT Only
Considered if submitted
December 30
ACT Only
Considered if submitted
December 30
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Considered if submitted
December 30
SAT Subject Tests Only
Considered if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1801 East Cotati Avenue
City, State, Zip
Rohnert Park, CA 94928-3609
Phone
(707) 664-2778
Fax
-

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$55
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
82% of 15,711 applicants were admitted
Women
83% of 10,318 applicants were admitted
Men
79% of 5,393 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,831 (14%) of 12,888 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,217 (14%) of 8,615 admitted students enrolled
Men
614 (14%) of 4,273 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.25
375 And Above
10%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
25%
2.50 - 2.99
30%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
480-580 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
16%
• Score 500 - 600
53%
• Score 400 - 500
27%
• Score 300 - 400
3%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
21%
• Score 500 - 600
54%
• Score 400 - 500
23%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
19-24 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
2%
• Score 24 - 29
26%
• Score 18 - 23
55%
• Score 12 - 17
17%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Sonoma)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $7,724|Out-of-state: $19,604 (29.67%)
  • Room & Board: - $13,554 (52.06%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,854 (7.12%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,902 (11.15%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Sonoma State University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline November 30
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001156
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,529 (87.4%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,149 (75.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,089 (94.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
46 (4.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
54%
Average Award
$10,986
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 807 (74.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,637
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 640 (58.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,837
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 466 (42.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
7 (.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,050

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
5,735 (73.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
4,708 (82.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
4,490 (95.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
225 (5.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
51%
Average Award
$10,616
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,320 (73.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,045
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,580 (57.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,310
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,362 (30.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
61 (.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,374

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
59%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$20,797
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
8.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership, Memberships
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Public Servants, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Children of Workers in Trades, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Married Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (Sonoma)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


250

Part-Time Faculty


318

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


43%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 17% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 23% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 30% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 13% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 8% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 6% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 3% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not reported

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Sonoma State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


77.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


29.2%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


52.2%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


58.0%

Programs & Majors (Sonoma)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (63)


  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Animal Physiology
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Developmental and Child Psychology
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Drawing
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • Engineering Science
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Printmaking
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Sculpture
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Statistics, General
  • Women's Studies
  • Zoology/Animal Biology

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Social sciences, Psychology

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Education

Master's Programs of Study (37)


  • Anthropology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Ecology
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • English
  • Environmental Biology
  • Ethics
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Health Promotion
  • History
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Business
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Molecular Biology
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nursing--General
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Therapy
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Public History
  • Reading Education
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Writing

Campus Life (Sonoma)

Location & Geography

Population


41,232

Nearest Metropolitan Area


San Francisco

Campus Size


280 acres

Weather


Temperature
37.7 average low in January, 87.8 average high in September
Rain
58 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Santa Rosa
Nearest Train Station
60 mile(s) from campus in Oakland

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


22% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


78%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Cossacks
School Colors
Navy blue and columbia blue

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball
Water Polo

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball
Water Polo

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, cheerleading, crew, cross-country running, fencing, football, rock climbing, rowing, soccer

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Sonoma State University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


7,857

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
8,551
Women
5,328
Men
3,223

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 5.1% Asian
  • 2.4% Black/African-American
  • 33.5% Hispanic/Latino
  • 6.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 44.7% White
  • 6.7% Unknown

International Students


2.4%

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


672

Student Resources (Sonoma)