Sonoma State University


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Sonoma State University

In-state Tuition

$3,648 / year

Out-of-state Tuition

$11,784 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

December 31

Application fee


Educational Resources


Jack London collection, Women artists archive, small presses collections

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 636,613 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 21,115 current serial subscriptions.
  • 1,708,201 microforms.
  • 29,529 Audio/Visual items.

Museums & Art

Performing art center, information/technology center, nature preserve,observatory, electron microscope, seismograph, environmental technology center, wildlands preserve



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 430 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 500 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 1,135 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 518 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 2,403 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 13,400 students can be on the network at once.



nonremedial tutoring, women’s center, placement service, day care, health service


reading, math, writing, study skills


minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control


co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 33% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

    Room Accessories

    • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


    • 60% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
    • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
    • Student activities: choral groups, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra
    • In total, there are about 109 organizations on campus.
    • Honor societies: Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority, Alpha Xi Delta Sorority, Chi Delta Sorority, Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, Kappa Delta Zeta Sorority, Lambda Sigma Gamma Sorority, Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Nu Alpha Kappa Fraternity, Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, Beta Beta Beta Honor Society
    • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Christian Challenge, Hillel of Sonoma County, Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship, Journey, Newman Catholic Center, Pax Christi
    • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Black Student Union, Danza Azteca de Sonoma, Diverse Student Coalition, M. E. Ch. A (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan), Asian-Pacific Islander Org. , Filipino-American Assn of SSU, Gemutlichkeit, Indian Cultural Club, Hillel, International Student Association, Tokyo Tower Anime Club, French Club, Raza Native American Council
    • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Ananda Seva Yoga, Best Buddies, BIGLASS QTS, Ceramics guid, Gaming Society, Intern’l Student Assn, Leadership Club, Rotaract, Ski and Snowboard Club, Sonoma Earth Action, Student Ambassadors, Various department clubs (Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Intern’l Business, Marketing, Math, Nursing, etc), Model United Nations, Computer Club, Spanish Club, Student California Teachers Assn, Panhellenic Council, History Journal, Greek Council, Democratic Coalition for Global Justice, Marksman Assn, Lan-Gamers. Net, Sonoma Students United in Nursing, Students with Disabilities and Friends, Wine Sense, Women’s Union
    • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The STAR (bi-monthly)


    • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): San Francisco (70), Oakland (60)
    • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Oakland (45)
    • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Santa Rosa (7)
    • Public transportation serves the campus.
    • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
    • 98% of students have a car on campus


    • School employment is available.
    • 10% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,950
    • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

    Greek Life

    • There are 5 fraternities
    • 0 fraternity houses
    • 5% of students are fraternity members
    • There are 7 sororities
    • 0 sorority houses
    • 5% of students are sorority members.


    • Army ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (UC San Francisco)
    • Navy ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (UC San Francisco)
    • Airforce ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (UC San Francisco)
    • Additional Policies

      class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited

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