Sonoma State University

1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park, CA

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Majors offered at Sonoma State University

Biggest majors
Business Administration, Management and Operations
Psychology, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

Academics at Sonoma State University

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
23 to 1
Least Selective (90% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution
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Common careers for Sonoma State University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Senior Software Engineer135k
Software Engineer83k
Senior Accountant71k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)65k
Office Manager64k
Operations Manager63k
Marketing Manager56k
Based on 4,459 student responses
54.2kAvg. Early Career Pay
97.7kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
56%in High-Meaning careers
10%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Sonoma State University

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Student reviews of Sonoma State University

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Recommended by

100% of students

Known for

Safe campus
LGBTQ+ friendly
Accessible for students with disabilities
Beautiful campus
Awesome study spaces and libraries
Jonah Swensen
Pet Care
Biomedical Sciences



I would say that it is one of the most affordable and quality schools that I have ever visited and also attended, I highly recommend the school if you are trying to experience a laid-back environment, but also be involved within the community one.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I would have to stay freshman year I don’t recommend getting a dorm that is living with someone else, you don’t really know what you’re getting into and I learned that this year. I would also say that the kitchen is closing at 8 PM make it really difficult to eat in a day that you will maybe be working a later shift and then you have to figure out how to pay for food.

Jake Birdsall
Board Games And Puzzles
Dungeons And Dragons
Biking And Cycling
Weightlifting + 2 others



The school tends to get a bad rep for being "everyone's second choice", but it's a fairly decent school. The business department was competent, the amenities are good, and Sonoma County is a beautiful area. The School of Business and Economics is one of the larger schools on campus, so the level of support you have available is greater than some of the smaller departments. All in, I give Sonoma State an 8/10.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Not as much camaraderie as in other schools. I was nearly unaware of any athletics going on while I was in attendance. Greek life can get a little obnoxious if you're trying to avoid it.



It is a school that helps you become a better person. The reason I say that is because it is small. The professors give you the time to talk to you.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

It is a small school, and there are not many people you can talk to.

Jerad Mullicane
Art History



Sonoma State is a wonderful, small, college located in the heart of wine country. There is plenty to do on campus as well as off-campus. The school is constantly hosting events and there is a fun and lively student community.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Due to its slightly smaller size comparatively, there aren't a ton of classes or multiple time slots for the same class which can lead to difficulty scheduling. Some departments, such as the art department, are woefully understaffed.

Giselle Garcia



I am really enjoying the help of programs like EOP and LARC. LARC is a tutoring center for students in all courses. Although, some of the professors are not useful and do not reach back to you when it comes to questions. For this reason, tutors in LARC are super helpful because if you ever come to this situation, the tutors here have your back. The dorms are super nice and make you feel at home.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Students should be aware of professors that do not email them back. My experience with a course here at Sonoma did not go well. I went to this professor's office hours because I was struggling with a few problems on a worksheet. He sat there as confused as I was. Because of this, I had to get a tutor and teach the course to myself. I recommend viewing what rating your professor receives before applying for a class.

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