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Sonoma State University Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Sonoma State University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
89%
Admission Difficulty for Sonoma State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Sonoma State University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Sonoma State University is 89%.  It ranks #93 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Sonoma State University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 11,900 out of 13,353 applicants were admitted.

The school has very easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 69 percent (SAT 950/1150 ACT 17/23). Sonoma State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.22. 8% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Sonoma State University application fee is $70 and applications are due by May 31.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Sonoma State University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

Sonoma State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
950-1150
Applicants Submitting SAT 
89%
SAT Scores for Sonoma State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 950
SAT Scores for Sonoma State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 590
SAT Math 75th 560
SAT Composite 75th 1150
Average SAT Score 1050

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Sonoma State University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 69 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 950 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 850. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1050 out of 1600. Sonoma State University ranks #48 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.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Sonoma State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1150 and Above Good >94%
1050 to 1150 Avg + 89%-94%
950 to 1050 Avg - 81%-89%
850 to 950 Reach 69%-81%
Less than 850 Low <69%
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Sonoma State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
17-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
36%
ACT Scores for Sonoma State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
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 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 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 #54 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 36 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Sonoma State University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 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 + 89%-94%
17 to 20 Avg - 81%-89%
14 to 17 Reach 69%-81%
Less than 14 Low <69%
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Sonoma State University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.22
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 3.22 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #78 in California for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.22 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Sonoma State University accepts 89% of all applicants.

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GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Admission Statistics

Sonoma State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 8,441 4,912 13,353
Accepted 7,626 4,274 11,900
Acceptance Rate 90% 87% 89%
Enrolled 613 300 913
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 8% 7% 8%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 31, 2023
Days left to Apply
180

Applicants have 180 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on May 31, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Sonoma State University is $70.

Application Requirements

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

Sonoma State University Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
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?

89% of those who apply are granted admission to Sonoma State University. Admission competition is and the college has very 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 950 and 1150. 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 17 and 23. 36% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.