#17 Best Public Universities in California

Sonoma State University

Rohnert Park, California

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Student Population
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Location Rohnert Park, California
Online sonoma.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Sonoma State University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Rohnert Park, California, Sonoma State University is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 13,353 prospective students applied, and 11,900 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 913 enrolled in the school.  6,811 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,207 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $5,742 plus fees of $2,210. Sonoma State University is ranked 587 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Sonoma State University is rated within the lower 45% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Getting In

Admission Standards
Very Easy
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SAT 950/1150
ACT 17/23
GPA 3.22
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due May 31, 2023
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $70

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Annual Cost to Attend

California Resident Tuition
In State Costs for Sonoma State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$986
Other Fees$2,210
Room and Board $14,282
Budget for Other Expenses$3,504
Total One Year Cost$26,724
Out of State Resident Tuition
Out of State Costs for Sonoma State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$986
Other Fees$2,210
Room and Board $14,282
Budget for Other Expenses$3,504
Total One Year Cost$38,604

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$49,300 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
57% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Sonoma State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 19%
Social Sciences 13%
Psychology 10%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 9%
Natural Resources Conservation 5%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=123572 IPEDS survey data for Sonoma State University.

Current students may use the Sonoma State University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.