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Sonoma State University Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Sonoma State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
89.7%
Admission Difficulty for Sonoma State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Sonoma State University and can I get accepted? The school has a 90% acceptance rate ranking it #101 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 12,980 out of 14,478 applicants were admitted making Sonoma State University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 63 percent. Sonoma State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Sonoma State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
980-1170
Applicants Submitting SAT
89%
SAT Scores for Sonoma State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 980
SAT Scores for Sonoma State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 590
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1170
Average SAT Score 1080

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Sonoma State University?

Sonoma State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 64 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 980 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 880. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1080 out of 1600. The school ranks #50 in California for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 89 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Sonoma State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1170 and Above Good >94%
1075 to 1170 Avg + 90%-94%
980 to 1075 Avg - 84%-90%
885 to 980 Reach 76%-84%
Less than 885 Low <76%
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Sonoma State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
36%
ACT Scores for Sonoma State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Sonoma State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 20

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Sonoma State University?

Admission data indicates that Sonoma State University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #64 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 36 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Sonoma State University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Sonoma State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >94%
20 to 23 Avg + 90%-94%
18 to 20 Avg - 85%-90%
16 to 18 Reach 79%-85%
Less than 16 Low <79%
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Sonoma State University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.2
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into Sonoma State University?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Sonoma State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Sonoma State University was 3.2 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #72 in California for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.2 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Sonoma State University accepts 90% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Sonoma State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 10% Good
3.50 to 3.75 15% Good
3.25 to 3.50 19% Good
3.00 to 3.25 25% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 30% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Sonoma State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 9,389 5,089 14,478
Accepted 8,526 4,454 12,980
Acceptance Rate 91% 88% 90%
Enrolled 1,123 670 1,793
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 15% 14%

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 31, 2021
Days left to Apply
214

Applicants have 214 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on May 31, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Sonoma State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Sonoma State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Sonoma State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

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

FAQs

Does Sonoma State University prefer SAT or ACT?

89% of students submit their SAT scores to Sonoma State University. 36% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Sonoma State University?

90% of those who apply are granted admission to Sonoma State University. Admission competition is and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Sonoma State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 980 and 1170. 89% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Sonoma State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 23. 36% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.