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Sonoma State University is a public institution situated in Rohnert Park, California. SSU is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

$30,078 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
94% Acceptance Rate

Where Is 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 Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL Neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into SSU?

94% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women
With an acceptance rate of 94%, SSU is fairly easy to get into, but you must be sure to submit the required materials.

Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 92%, and the acceptance rate for women is 95%.

Can I Afford Sonoma State University?

$30,078 Net Price
21% Take Out Loans
1.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of SSU is $30,078. 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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At SSU, approximately 21% of students took out student loans averaging $5,037 a year. That adds up to $20,148 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SSU is 1.4%. 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

5,732 Full-Time Undergraduates
63% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,587 undergraduate students at SSU, with 5,732 being full-time and 855 being part-time.


There are also 784 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,732 full-time undergraduates at SSU, 37% are male and 63% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 294
Black or African American 153
Hispanic or Latino 2,193
White 2,362
International Students 168
Other Races/Ethnicities 562

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

2,679 Took All Classes Online
6,825 Took At Least One Class Online
2,100.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 6,825 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 2,100.2%. This is the #58 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly 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%.


*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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