Sonoma State University

Rohnert Park, California
4-year Public university


Sonoma State University is a public institution established in 1960 with suburban setting located at Rohnert Park. It is ranked 57 in Regional Universities West in 2018 edition of Best Colleges. It practices semester based academic calender. Undergraduates can choose from 45 areas of study. The School of Business and Economics at Sonoma State offers the nation’s only program that focuses exclusively on the business side of the wine industry. The Wine Business Institute offers both a bachelor’s and master’s degree concentration, with courses such as Wine Business Strategies and Wine Production, Operations, and Distribution.

#57 in Regional Universities West
Location Rohnert Park, California
Type 4-year Public
Year Founded 1961
Selectivity Very Low
Size Medium
8,667 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences
  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
For out-of-state students
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $7,798
Outstate Tuition Fee $19,678
Room and Board Fees $13,960
$45,000 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


76% (Very Low Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Minimally Difficult
$55 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.2 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Not Required
SAT Subject Test Considered
Essay or Personal Statement Not Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Does not accept CommonApp
Apply College's Own Application Portal

For International Students

61 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Regular Decision Deadline
Rolling Admission
Priority Application Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$10,004 Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$936 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $38,506
93% Students with need received Financial Aid
54% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application Priority Deadline : January 31
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

University Scholarship Program
Total Worth $500 to $5,000 per year
Eligibility All incoming freshmen
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale
Separate application needed Yes
Application deadline February 1

Other Scholarships

Theatre Arts & Dance, Music Scholarships
Total Worth --
Details The Theatre Arts & Dance, Music departments offer their own unique scholarships for which there is a separate application and audition.
Athletic Talent Awards
Total Worth --
Details Each coach is responsible for making talent awards to athletes on their team. Consequently, student athletes should contact the appropriate coach to explore possible athletic talent awards.


8,667 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Medium
81% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
61% Students graduate within 6 years