Sonoma State University is a campus of the California State University system.

SSU is small, public university located in northern California, one hour north of San Francisco in beautiful, safe wine country of Sonoma county. At SSU, we have 45 undergraduate and 15 graduate programs supporting over 8000 students with 91% studying for a bachelor's degrees in business, science and technology and liberal arts. The university also has an intensive English program offering conditional admission to student meeting academic and English requirements.

Basic details

  • Region: West
  • Location: Rohnert Park, California
  • Campus setting: Suburban
  • Type of institution: Public

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 91.2%
  • Average ACT score: N/A
  • Average SAT score: N/A
  • Test optional?: Yes
  • Common Application accepted?: No
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, Arts, Biology, Business, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Criminal Justice, Dance, Drama/Theatre Arts, Economics, Education, Ethnic/Cultural Studies, Engineering, English, Environmental Sciences, Film/Cinema Studies, Gender Studies, Geography, Geology, History, International Relations, Languages, Liberal Arts, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Museum Studies, Music, Nursing, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Relations/Affairs, Social Work, Sociology
  • Full list of majors available


  • International students are eligible for: Merit based scholarships
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $39,000 


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division II
  • Varsity sports: Women's Athletics / Track and field, Men's Baseball, Women's Softball, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Women's Cross Country, Men's Golf, Women's Golf