Pioneers in education since 1961, Sonoma State University delivers high-quality education to equip students with professional skills in the fields of Arts, Science, Technology, Business, Social Studies and Education. University has 6 academic schools and 36 departments offering bachelors, masters, credential and certificate programs in more than 40 different specializations.
Focusing on the academic excellence, emphasising on innovative approach and leadership skills, with a safe and friendly campus setting, the university stands as one of the best among the California universities, and at the top 19 among the universities in the USA (as per US News for 2019).
SSU is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The university is the only California member of COPLAC. The individual programs in the university are accredited by the respective accreditation grants including American Chemical Society, National Association of Schools of Music, National League for Nursing (Baccalaureate and Master's Programs) and National Association for Schools of Art and Design.
Regularly named as the “Best Regional University” by U.S. News and World Report, Sonoma State University is one of the most requested campuses in the state. The Princeton Review has regarded the University as one of the “Most Wired” campuses in the country.
SSU also has the pride of being the only invited member of the prestigious Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. The University is ranked as:
|Type of University||Public University|
|Campus Location||Rohnert Park, California|
|Student’s Population (2018)||9,459|
|Number of Faculty||1505|
|Mode of Application||Online|
Sonoma State University is spread over a 269-acre land in the Rohnert Park in the foothills of the Sonoma mountains. With just an hour from San Francisco, the university is centrally located between in the Pacific Ocean on the west and the wine country in the north and the east.
University campus is equipped with 17 buildings that have a state-of-the-art facility including Science laboratories, Sonoma Film Institute, University Art Gallery, Green Music Centre, Seawolves Athletic Centre and more.
Sonoma State residential campus hosts 6 residential halls that include 3100 units with suite-style and apartment-style housing. Details on a few residential halls are provided below:
How to Apply for Accommodation?
Applicants will be notified on the housing assignment through the mail and they are expected to provide an immunization report before entering the housing.
Sonoma State University offers programs in Business, Arts and Humanities, Education, Science and Technology and Social Science fields. University has 36 departments, in which they offer bachelor’s degree programs in 46 majors and 49 minors; and the master’s degrees in 15 majors.
Application Portal: Once the applicant has reviewed the admission requirement and has the needed documents in hand, he or she can apply for university through the online California State University Application Portal, and pay the application fee online.
Application Fee: A 55 USD application fee is charged.
Application Deadline: Application for undergraduate programs is accepted for the fall semester while graduate programs application is submitted in the spring season.
Tuition and additional fee details for international residential and non-residential students.
|Tuition and Campus Fees||UG: 7,724 USD;|
PG: 9,158 USD
|Non-Residents Tuition Fees||UG: 9,504 USD;|
PG: 6,336 USD
International students are not eligible to apply for the Federal Financial Aid program but are eligible for Sonoma State University scholarship programs based on their merit and academic performances. International Education Exchange Council of the university also provides small scholarships to international student members who actively participate in club activities.
Few of these scholarships are:
Work-Study Program: Sonoma State University provides on-campus student employment options for domestic and international students. The students with F1- visa are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week on-campus.
|Average Cost of Attendance||$9,504 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||2 : 1|
|Sonoma State University Enrollment||10041|
|Average Graduation Rate||56.5%|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$9,504 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$12,590 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$1,854 / Year|
|On campus, Room & Board||$13,554 / Year|
|On Campus, Other Expenses||$2,902 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Off campus (not with family), Room & Board||$14,502 / Year|
|Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses||$2,974 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Room & Board||$2,964 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Other Expenses||$3,014 / Year|
|Western Association of Schools and Colleges|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Arts Programs||National Association of Schools of Art and Design|
|Music Programs||National Association of Schools of Music|
|Nursing Programs||Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
Rank (Out of Colleges)
#457 [Out of 650]
#1661 [Out of 2000]
67.1 [Out of 100]
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*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary