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Sonoma State University

Rohnert Park, CA

At A Glance

Main Address

1801 E Cotati Ave

Rohnert Park, CA 94928-3613

www.sonoma.edu

Admission Office

1801 East Cotati Avenue

Rohnert Park, CA 94928-3609

(707) 664-2778

Fax : (707) 664-2060

Contact : Natalie Kalogiannis

Director, Admissions

Type of School

Medium

Public

university

liberal arts college

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

College Board Code: 4723

Quick Facts

Total undergraduates : 8,565

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 57.0%

Average financial aid package : $10,812.00

In-State Tuition : $7,952.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $19,832.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Certificate

Diploma

Bachelor's

Master's

Setting

Large Town (10-50k)

Suburban

Commuter campus

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : May 1

Housing deposit due : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Dec 30

SAT subject score report due : Feb 1

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Nov 30

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Degrees Offered in : Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor's, Master's degrees

Returning for sophomore year : 80.0%

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Business/Marketing : 19.0%
Social Sciences : 14.0%
Psychology : 9.0%
Liberal Arts : 7.0%
Biology : 6.0%
Education : 6.0%
Communication Technologies : 5.0%
Parks And Recreation : 5.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
African-American/Black Studies B
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies B
Women's Studies B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry B
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B M

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Business Administration and Management, General B M

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Programming/Programmer, General B
Computer Science B

Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services M
Curriculum and Instruction M
Early Childhood Education and Teaching M
Education, General M
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances M
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities M
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities M
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities M
Educational Leadership and Administration, General M
Elementary Education and Teaching M
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching M
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching M
Reading Teacher Education M
Secondary Education and Teaching M

Engineering
Computer Engineering, General B M

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B M

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences
Human Development and Family Studies, General B

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
French Language and Literature B
German Language and Literature B
Spanish Language and Literature B

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Perioperative/Operating Room and Surgical Nurse/Nursing M
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse B

History
History, General B M

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies B

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General B

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Globalization Studies B M

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Studies B
Natural Resources/Conservation, General B

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Philosophy B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B
Geology/Earth Science, General B
Physics, General B

Psychology
Psychology, General B M

Public Administration & Social Services
Public Administration M

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration B

Social Sciences
Anthropology B M
Economics, General B
Geography B
Political Science and Government, General B
Sociology B

Visual & Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation B
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B
Fine/Studio Arts, General B
Music, General B
Visual and Performing Arts, General B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Accelerated Program

Cross-Registration

Double Major

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Visiting/Exchange Student Program

External Degree Program

Honors Program

Independent Study

Internships

Liberal Arts/Career Combination

Student-Designed Major

Teacher Certification

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Distance Learning

Computer Services

400 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Libraries

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Student web hosting available

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Unique Facilities : green music center, observatory, performing arts center, nature preserves, information technology center

Geographic Location : 50 miles from San Francisco, 10 miles from Santa Rosa.

Large Town

Suburban

Commuter Campus

Total undergraduates : 8,565

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : --

Degree-seeking undergrads : 8,532

Graduate enrollment : --

Student General Information

All students average age : 21

Full time students average age : 21

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 6.0%

Black African American : 2.0%

Asian : 5.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 33.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 6.0%

White : 43.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 3.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Student Newspaper : The Star

Student Newspaper URL : www.sonomastatestar.com/

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 86.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 32.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Single Students

Wellness Housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)

Special Housing For International Students

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $1,000.00

Housing deposit is partially refunded if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Sea Wolves

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

NCAA Division II

Intercollegiate

Intramural

Club

Scholarship

Counseling And Wellness

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Health services

Minority students services

On-campus daycare

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Veteran's counselor

Women's services

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Economically disadvantaged students services

Financial aid counseling

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Pre-admission summer program

Reduced course load

Remedial instruction

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

N

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

N

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

N

Fraternities

Y

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

N

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

Y

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

Y

Pep Band

N

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

N

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Bowling

Men's Club

Women's Club

Cheerleading

Men's Club

Women's Club

Cross-Country

Women's NCAA Division II

Fencing

Men's Club

Women's Club

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Judo

Men's Club

Women's Club

Lacrosse

Men's Club

Women's Club

Rowing (Crew)

Men's Club

Women's Club

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division II

Swimming

Men's Club

Women's Club

Table tennis

Men's Club

Women's Club

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Track and Field

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Track: Outdoor

Women's NCAA Division II

Ultimate Frisbee

Men's Club

Women's Club

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Women's NCAA Division II

Water Polo

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Women's Club

Women's NCAA Division II

Other Sports : dance team, inline hockey, yoga


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $55.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Standardized Test Scores

Considered

Geographical Residence

Racial/Ethnic Status

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Considered if submitted: ACT

Considered if submitted: SAT

Considered if submitted: SAT Subject Tests

Required: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

SAT Reasoning Test

ACT

AP

CLEP

State test(s) : EAP (Early Assessment Program) for California residents who attended public high school

SAT score use policy

Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates

Other Test Policies

SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests must be received before start of term.

A note from the college

School GPA and test scores most important.

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 15.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 21.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 23.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 28.0%

2.00 - 2.49 : 2.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: Course and/or free elective unit credit is based on passing scores received on the exams. AP exams passed with a score of 3 or higher will earn six (6) units semester credit except where otherwise noted. Exams passed earn a grade of credit (CR) and are not calculated into the GPA. Extension of credit is reviewed annually, and occasionally varies from exam year to exam year, as content, exams and Sonoma State University curricula are subject to change.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

Visual/Performing Arts

1

0

History

2

0

English

4

0

Math

3

0

Science

2

0

Science Lab

1

0

Foreign Language

2

0

Academic Electives

1

0

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : -- and Percent who submitted ACT scores : --

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

*

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

*

ACT Composite

*


* The college did not report these requirements or does not have specific requirements.


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

3

6

--

All

3-D Art and Design

3

6

--

All

Art History

3

6

ARTH 210

All

Biology

3

6

BIOL 110

All

Calculus AB

3

6

MATH 161

All

Calculus BC

3

6

MATH 161

All

4

8

MATH 161 & 211

All

Calculus BC: AB Subscore

3

4

MATH 161

All

Chemistry

3

6

CHEM 115A

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

6

--

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

6

--

All

Computer Science A

3

6

CS 115

All

Computer Science Principles

3

6

--

All

Drawing

3

6

--

All

English Language and Composition

3

6

--

All

English Literature and Composition

3

8

ENGL 101 & 214

All

Environmental Science

3

6

GEP 200

All

European History

3

6

--

All

French Language and Culture

3

12

FR 101, 102 & 201

All

4

16

FR 101, 102, 201 & 202

All

German Language and Culture

3

12

GER 101, GER 102, GER 210

All

4

16

GER 101, GER 102, GER 200 & GER 210

All

Human Geography

3

6

GEP 203

All

Italian Language and Culture

3

6

--

All

Japanese Language and Culture

3

6

--

All

Latin

3

6

--

All

Macroeconomics

3

6

ECON 204

All

Microeconomics

3

6

ECON 205

All

Music Theory

3

6

--

All

Physics 1

3

4

--

All

4

4

PHYS 210A

All

Physics 2

3

4

--

All

4

4

PHYS 210B

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

6

--

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

6

--

All

Psychology

3

6

PSY 250

All

Seminar

3

3

--

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

12

SPAN 101, 102 & 201

All

4

16

SPAN 101,102, 201 & 202

All

5

20

SPAN 101,102, 201, 202, & 300

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

6

SPAN 305

All

Statistics

3

6

MATH 165

All

United States Government and Politics

3

6

--

All

United States History

3

6

HIST 251

All

World History: Modern

3

6

--

All

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

50

3

American Literature

50

6

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

50

3

Biology

50

6

Calculus with Elementary Functions

50

4

Chemistry

50

5

English Literature

50

3

Human Growth and Development

50

3

Introductory Psychology

50

3

Introductory Sociology

50

3

Natural Science

50

6

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

4

Principles of Microeconomics

50

4

Social Sciences and History

50

3

Spanish I

50

8

Spanish II

63

12

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 64.0%

% of loans / jobs : 36.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 99.0%

% of need met : 57.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $10,812.00

Avg non need-based aid : $1,308.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $10,887.00

Avg need-based loan : $3,336.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Nov 30

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Susan Gutierrez

Financial aid office phone : (707) 664-2389

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): --

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): $396.00

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Art

Athletics

Leadership

Music/Drama

Work Study Programs

For part-time students

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Deferred payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$7,952.00

$7,952.00

$7,952.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$19,832.00

$19,832.00

$19,832.00

Room and board:

$14,282.00

$15,150.00

--

Books and supplies:

$1,916.00

$1,916.00

$1,916.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$1,480.00

$1,480.00

$1,480.00

Transportation expenses:

$1,472.00

$1,544.00

$1,586.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$27,102.00

$28,042.00

$12,934.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$38,982.00

$39,922.00

$24,814.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Baseball

Available

Basketball

Available

Available

Golf

Available

Soccer

Available

Available

Softball

Available

Tennis

Available

Available

Track and Field

Available

Volleyball

Available

Water Polo

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 60

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 1

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 70

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: --

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 120

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Statement of good standing from Prior Institution(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Transfers accepted as

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Re-entry advisor

Services for students transferring OUT of this school

College fairs/transfer recruitment on campus

Special Requirements

Some majors may require higher GPA. Transfer applicants must have completed specific portions of general education requirement.

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: $55.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $19,832.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $14,282.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $15,150.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $396.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: 87

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 61

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

English as a Second Language Program On Campus for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser