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Sonoma State University

Sonoma State University
Sonoma State University
1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Official telephone: (707) 664-2880
Fax number: (707) 664-2505

Website: www.sonoma.edu

Admissions

Screen last updated on: January 27, 2016

The admissions information below is valid for the 2014 academic year.

Sonoma State University

Admissions Office

Admissions officer:
Gustavo Flores,
Vice Provost
Contacting the office:
707 664-2778
707 664-2060 (fax)
student.outreach@
sonoma.edu

First-time Freshman Application Process & Requirements

Is there an application deadline for fall?
yes
Priority filing date for fall:
March 1
Final filing date for fall:
November 30
Freshmen are accepted for terms other than fall:
yes
Percent of freshmen who enter in terms other than fall:
1%
Application fee:
$55
Can the application fee be waived?
yes
Are refunds available on the application fee?
no
Is the Common Application form accepted?
no
Supplemental forms required for those using Common Application:
no
Admissions requirements:
Electives should be taken from advanced math, agriculture, English, foreign language, history, lab science, social science, visual/performing arts. Minimum grade of "C" required in listed secondary school courses. Minimum eligibility index of 2800 for SAT Reasoning (694 for ACT) required of in-state applicants; minimum eligibility index of 3402 for SAT Reasoning (842 for ACT) required of out-of-state applicants.
High school graduation is:
required, GED is accepted
A general college preparatory program is:
required
Campus visit is:
recommended
Interview is:
required of some
Off-campus interview:
not available
Standardized test requirements:
SAT or ACT required, SAT Subject Test not used
School's test preference:
no preference
Aside from admissions, test scores are used for:
counseling, placement
Dates test scores should be received:
December 30 for SAT/ACT
High school units required or recommended:
English:
4 required, 4 recommended
Foreign language:
2 required, 2 recommended
History:
2 required, 2 recommended
Lab:
1 required, 1 recommended
Math:
3 required, 3 recommended
Science:
2 required, 2 recommended
Academic electives:
1 required, 1 recommended
Other:
1 required, 1 recommended
Total:
15 required, 15 recommended
Special programs/policies for applicants not normally admissible:
EOP
School has formalized early decision program:
no
School has early action program:
no
School has concurrent enrollment program for high school:
no

First-time Freshman Selection Process

Academic criteria:
  • secondary school report very important
  • class rank not considered
  • recommendations not considered
  • standardized test scores very important
  • essay not considered
Nonacademic criteria:
  • interview not considered
  • extracurricular activities not considered
  • particular talent/ability not considered
  • character/personal qualities not considered
  • alumni/ae relationship not considered
  • geographical residence very important
  • religious affiliation/commitment not considered
  • minority affiliation not considered
  • volunteer work not considered
  • work experience not considered
Admissions is need blind:
no
Average secondary school GPA:
3.2
Percent of freshmen who submitted GPA:
100%
Combined ACT middle 50% range:
18 - 23
Test taken by majority of applicants:
SAT
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted SAT scores:
92%
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted ACT score:
40%

Undergraduate Notification for Fall Term

Notification of admission:
on a rolling basis
Acceptance of admission:
must accept by May 1

First-time Freshman Enrollment

Number of completed applications received:
14,272
Number of applicants offered admission:
12,870 (90%)
Number of applicants offered admission who enrolled:
1,807 (14%)
School has a waiting list policy:
no
Percent of freshmen who came from out of state:
1%
Room deposit amount:
$1,000, partially refundable
Admission may be deferred:
no


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