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SONOMA STATE UNIVERSITY, ROHNERT PARK, CALIFORNIA

Rohnert Park, CaliforniaLOCATION
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Sonoma State University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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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.

Sonoma State University Ranking

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:

  • 12th best college for transfer students by Money Magazine.
  • One among the 19 top public schools by U.S News and World Report.
  • One of the most beautiful campuses in the U.S. by the best colleges.org.

Highlights

Type of UniversityPublic University
Campus LocationRohnert Park, California
Campus SettingSuburban
Schools6
Departments36
Student’s Population (2018)9,459
Number of Faculty1505
Student-to-Faculty Ratio23:1
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Official Websitewww.sonoma.edu

Campus

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.

Accommodation

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:

  • Sauvignon Village: This residential village has 4 bedrooms, 4 bath apartments that can house 6-7 students.
  • Tuscany Village: The village has spacious townhomes that can accommodate up to 6 students. Verdot Village: This village provides suite-style accommodation with 2-4-bedroom suites, where students can live in shared occupancy.
  • Zinfandel Village: This village consists of suite-style accommodation with both single and double occupancy bedrooms.
  • Beaujolais Village: On the luxurious side, this village is a community of 4-bedroom apartments with fully-equipped kitchens, furnished living rooms and the village includes a laundry room, community building, swimming pool and a spa.
  • Cabernet Village: This village includes a 2-bedroom, 1 bath apartments with a living room and a kitchen that provides a triple and double occupancy bedroom. This unit also includes a living room, dining area and storage space.

How to Apply for Accommodation?

  • On accepting the admission from SSU, the student will be provided access to the (ResidentialWeb) online housing portal.
  • The applicant should fill in a questionnaire and sign the housing agreement.
  • A payment of 300 USD should be made for housing.

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 Programs

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.

  • University provides a joint Master’s degree in Mathematics along with San Francisco State University and a joint doctorate in educational administration with Sacramento State University and the University of California, Davis.
  • Bachelor of Business Administration is offered in 6 specializations and the MBA program is offered in 2 specializations.
  • SSU is the only university in the country to provide an MBA program in Wine Business specialization.
  • Apart from the degree programs, there are credential programs and undergraduate and graduate certificate programs offered by the Sonoma State University.
  • Under the School of Extended and International Education, SSU provides flexible weekend timings and satellite centers for working adults to complete the BA program in Liberal Studies.

All You Need To Know About Application Process

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.

Admission Requirements: Minimum GPA of 2.0 out of 4.0; Official transcripts and academic certificates of the academic qualification; SAT/ACT test score

English Proficiency Requirements: International students are required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS test score as proof of English proficiency.

Cost of Attendance

Tuition and additional fee details for international residential and non-residential students.

ExpenseCost
Tuition and Campus FeesUG: 7,724 USD;
PG: 9,158 USD
Non-Residents Tuition FeesUG: 9,504 USD;
PG: 6,336 USD
Housing$10,000
Food$5,000

Scholarships/Financial Aids

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:

  • CSU Future Scholar Scholarship: The scholarship is provided for low-income; first-generation college students.
    • Applicants for university scholarship should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0,
    • They should also submit a statement on financial neediness; academic achievements and records.
  • Theatre Arts & Dance, Music Scholarships: Eligibility is based on the student’s academic performance and professional skills:
    • Applicants for university scholarship should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0.
    • They should also submit a statement on financial neediness; academic achievements and records.
    • Applicant should fill in a separate application for the scholarship and should attend an audition for the same.
  • Athletic Talent Award: The scholarship is provided for each sport and each team, individually.
    • The applicants for university scholarship should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0,
    • They should also submit a statement on financial neediness; academic achievements and records.
    • The student should prove their athletic capability in a specific sport.
  • Departmental Scholarship: Apart from the university scholarships, each department in the university holds scholarship options for deserving students. One such scholarship is Ben-Zion Scholarship (School of Business and Economics):
    • Scholarship Amount: 3,300 USD
    • Eligibility: Grades in one of the two (or both) theory courses and cumulative GPA in Economics classes; students should be foreign-born.

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.

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Sonoma State University Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population10041
FAFSA Code001156
Application Cost$55
Accreditation ACS WASC
Average Cost of Attendance$9,504 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio2 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
IELTS-6- -
TOEFL-61- -
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score10759801170 87%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing545500590-
Mathematics530480580-
ACTCheck Detailed Score221924 43%
English211824-
Mathematics211724-

Sonoma State University Acceptance Rate

82.0%

Acceptance Rate

15712

Total Applicants

10041

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

36.5%

Male

63.5%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program82.0%
Total Applicants11270
Total Enrolled9244
Graduate
Graduate Programs82.0%
Total Applicants972
Total Enrolled797

Sonoma State University Enrollment

Enrollment
Sonoma State University Enrollment10041
Undergraduate Enrollment9244
Graduate Enrollment797
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate56.5%

Attendance Cost

$9,504

Attendance Cost

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

Tuition 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
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Program Wise Accreditations
Arts ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Art and Design
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music
Nursing ProgramsAccreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
76622982468034
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    College rating

    based on 1 student ratings

    8.7/10

    9/10academic
    8/10infrastructure
    9/10placements
    9/10faculty
    9/10extracurricular
    8/10accommodation

    Reviews

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    Pranaya rauniyar, INDIA Business administration
    Sonoma State University
    Current student , Batch : 2021
    8.7
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    PRECIOUS YEARS OF MY LIFE

    People in my home country have a lot of competitive spirit for education. Thus the procedure to go through is quite difficult. Hence, studying and settling abroad is competitive yet simple. I applied to many universities in the USA that offer Business Administration at the Bachelors's level. I then selected Sonoma State University.


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    The program provided is a dynamic project that emphasizes on efficient communication and an understanding of creating a sustainable business. The degree prepares us for an imaginative and responsible leader in society.

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    1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park, CA 94928
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    Book Store

    North Light Books & Gifts0.74 Km
    Liberia Cristiana Josue3.24 Km
    Vicarious Experience Used Book Store3.41 Km
    Robert Erwin Bookseller4.46 Km

    Shopping Mall

    University Square1.22 Km
    Mountain Shadows Plaza2.87 Km
    Raley's Towne Centre2.98 Km
    Park Plaza Center3.21 Km
    Padre Town Center3.27 Km
    Herrington Square3.3 Km
    North Bay Center3.32 Km
    Grapevine Shopping Center3.43 Km
    Properties managed by milestone management4.01 Km
    Dave Barter4.12 Km
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    Train Station

    Cotati1.91 Km
    Rohnert Park2.55 Km

    Airport

    Santa Rosa Air Center10.96 Km
    Petaluma Municipal Airport10.98 Km
    Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport22.29 Km
    Marin County Airport24.21 Km
    Virgil O Parrett Field33.58 Km
    Napa County Airport37.09 Km
    Smith Ranch38.54 Km
    San Rafael Gnoss-Hamilton38.54 Km
    Healdsburg Municipal Airport39.91 Km
    Marin County Heliport53.36 Km
    Cloverdale Municipal Airport55.57 Km
    Oakland International Airport79.47 Km
    San Francisco International Airport84.42 Km
    Sacramento International Airport102.08 Km
    Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport126.87 Km
    Stockton Metropolitan Airport134.99 Km
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