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Sonoma State University is a public institution situated in Rohnert Park, California. Rohnert Park is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

68 Undergraduate Degrees
42 Graduate Degrees
$31,643 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
82% Acceptance Rate

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Sonoma State University Rankings

According to our 2021 analysis, SSU is ranked #124 out of 1,284 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

SSU has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
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Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at SSU.

Rank Ranking Name Share
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Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards SSU has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Highest Paid Nursing Graduates College Factual
#16 Best Nursing Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#35 Best Nursing Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#61 Best Colleges for Nursing College Factual
#142 Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual

Where Is Sonoma State University?

Location of Sonoma State University

Contact details for SSU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park, CA 94928-3609
Phone: 707-664-2880

How Do I Get Into SSU?

You can apply to SSU online at:

Admission Requirements for SSU

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into SSU?

82% Acceptance Rate
67% Of Accepted Are Women
87% Submit SAT Scores
SSU has an acceptance rate of 82%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 33% of accepted students are men and 67% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 79%, and the acceptance rate for women is 83%.

Average Test Scores

About 87% of students accepted to SSU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 590. Math scores were between 480 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Sonoma State University  ( 500 to 590 )

SAT Math Scores for Sonoma State University  ( 480 to 580 )
SSU received ACT scores from 43% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 24. Math scores were between 17 and 24. Composite scores were between 19 and 24.

ACT English Scores for Sonoma State University  ( 18 to 24 )
ACT Math Scores for Sonoma State University  ( 17 to 24 )
ACT Composite Scores for Sonoma State University  ( 19 to 24 )

Can I Afford Sonoma State University?

$31,643 Net Price
44% Take Out Loans
3.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of SSU is $31,643. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At SSU, approximately 44% of students took out student loans averaging $5,574 a year. That adds up to $22,296 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SSU is 3.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Sonoma State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

7,416 Full-Time Undergraduates
63% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 8,143 undergraduate students at SSU, with 7,416 being full-time and 727 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  SSU

There are also 744 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 7,416 full-time undergraduates at SSU, 37% are male and 63% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  SSU

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Sonoma State University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of SSU Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 358
Black or African American 155
Hispanic or Latino 2,667
White 3,128
International Students 243
Other Races/Ethnicities 865

Geographic Diversity

California students aren't the only ones who study at Sonoma State University. At this time, 16 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 34 countries are represented at SSU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Japan, China, and Germany.

Online Learning at Sonoma State University

26 Took All Classes Online
1,294 Took At Least One Class Online
25.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,294 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at SSU has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of SSU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Sonoma State University was 25.0%. This is the #474 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at SSU regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Sonoma State University Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 68 42 110
TOTAL 68 42 110


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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