Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB
- Campus FoodB-
- Student LifeC+
Sonoma State University is ...
NCAA Division II (without football)
California Collegiate Athletic Association
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.93 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.90 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.90 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Business Administration and Management370Graduates
- Liberal Arts and Humanities158Graduates
- Criminal Justice and Safety Studies99Graduates
- Environmental Sciences78Graduates
- Recreation & Fitness72Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.109 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.126 responses
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After Sonoma State University
- Very Good379
Came here as a 3rd year transfer from a JC and I absolutely love it!I live on campus and the on campus housing is SO SO nice, I was blown away! I'm not from this part of California so I was nervous it'd be an uncomfortable transition but everything has been so smooth. It was super easy to find a job on campus that works with my school schedule. You definitely have to stay on the ball and keep track of what courses you're gonna need to take because classes and adviser appointments are very competitive . There's plenty of on-campus events and opportunities to get involved . There's tons of clubs and diverse organizations so it's safe to say there is really a place for everyone. No reason why anyone shouldn't feel welcome or at home here. Go seawolves!
- 30 days ago
From the moment I stepped on campus, I felt at home. Sonoma State has a very welcoming environment and everyone at this school is very nice and supportive of one another. There are so many opportunities to get involved on campus from participating in village council to playing sports and joining clubs-there is something for everyone! The campus is absolutely beautiful! It is just the right size and it's easy to find where everything is. Sonoma State is an amazing college and I am so glad I made the decision to come here!
- 2 months ago
Sonoma State University, overall, has been disappointing. The cafeteria has food that tastes fine, but when having to east it everyday my Freshman year, I was sick almost monthly (and I am typically a healthy person). Administration causes more issues than they solve, most professors seem genuinely uninterested in what they are teaching, and the CSAs for on-campus residents are practically useless. On top if it all, the board recently blew THOUSANDS of OUR dollars on a huge electronic billboard that everyone highly dislikes. Aside from the people, parking is terribly inconvenient, but the dorms are absolutely beautiful. Truly the only real plus.
- 2 months ago