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5 Essential Sonoma State University Facts

Sonoma State University -Public

Rohnert Park, California (San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA CSA)
7,371 (6,587 undergraduates)
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Admission Test Scores: Neither required nor recommended
Students submitting scores:
SAT: not reported
ACT: not reported


SAT EBRW: not reported
SAT Math: not reported
ACT: not reported
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Class Schedule: Yes
Shows Class Capacity: No
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3. Sonoma State University COMMON DATA SET-not posted

(Sources: Big Future, College Data)
Percent Freshman not in top quarter of class: not reported
Percent Freshman with GPA <3.50: 58%
Average Freshman GPA: 3.4
Percent of Freshman Need Met: 7.7%
Percent of Non-Need Freshman Receiving Awards: 31%
Average Freshman Non-Need Award: $1,095
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NCAA D2, California Collegiate Athletic Association

5-REASONS TO CONSIDER Sonoma State University:

Mathematics, Engineering, Science, Achievement (MESA) program
Hutchins School of Liberal Studies
Genentech Fellows Summer Undergraduate Research program
Social Sciences Undergraduate Research Initiative
Wine Business Institute
Galbreath Field Station
Anthropological Studies Center
Center for Sustainable Communities (CSC)
Center for Interdisciplinary Geospatial Analysis
Sonoma Film Institute
Center for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide
Environmental Technology Center (ETC)
Climate Research Center
Jump-Start Your Entrepreneurial Mindset
SSU’s Center for Ethics, Law, and Society

Credit Accepted:
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
CLEP Credit

Carnegie Classification: Master’s Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Religious Affiliation: Not applicable

Comparison Colleges submitted by Sonoma State University in IPEDS:

California State University-Bakersfield, CA
California State University-Stanislaus, CA
Humboldt State University, CA
California State University-San Marcos, CA

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