Rohnert Park, CA
Sonoma State University


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Recent Reviews

Melissa
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The importance on campus is focused on outside activities rather than academics. Greek life is extremely important on this ca...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The importance on campus is focused on outside activities rather than academics. Greek life is extremely important on this campus in order to feel involved which is extremely sad. On every campus, there is a psychological program available but ours is inaccessible due to the 2200 students to 1 counsellor ratio. Furthermore, if you want classes, forget about it. You will be waitlisted for almost every single one of your classes because there isn't enough money for them but there sure is enough money to hire more programming advisors and positions. Need somewhere to live so you don't have to commute 20 minutes to school? Forget about it! There is such limited housing that many students are forced to transfer away from the school. This school is going through a transition period since there is a new president and is focused more on administration than the 10,000 students on the campus or the lack of diversity. Overall, this school is a mess right now but tune in later to see if they actually get their stuff together.

Brooklynn
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Overall, I enjoy SSU. I chose this campus for its small size and great location. I was not expecting a wild college experien...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, I enjoy SSU. I chose this campus for its small size and great location. I was not expecting a wild college experience, and therefore I have not been too disappointed. Greek life is a massive part of campus culture, but I am not affiliated with Greek life and I feel like a total outcast. If you're not Greek at SSU, you're shunned a bit. There is a massive rift between students who are Greek and who are not. The rift is breached occasionally, but not too often. Aside from Greek life, campus is absolutely gorgeous and small classes make for ideal learning environments. I do like SSU, but I do not suggest it for students who are looking for the traditional college experience. Our community is just too small to support that culture. The key to Sonoma State is community. Get involved in every way you can. It can definitely be a miserable campus if you don't get involved in something, and while it is hard to track down clubs, they are out there. Another great way to get involved is to find a job off-campus or a group that is more involved in off-campus activities. Sonoma county and the surrounding areas offer so much and can dramatically impact a students overall experience at Sonoma State.

Sorena
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love that the campus is very small and intimate. None of my classes are too far apart and everyone is so friendly. Many of ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love that the campus is very small and intimate. None of my classes are too far apart and everyone is so friendly. Many of my classes are have less than 20 people, so you really get to know your classmates well. The professors are always willing to help with what they can, and many students just call them by their first names. I always feel safe walking around.

Ashley
What is your overall opinion of this school?

SSU is a great campus if you like a smaller atmosphere and appreciate the outdoors. I loved my time there. Pros: It is a b...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

SSU is a great campus if you like a smaller atmosphere and appreciate the outdoors. I loved my time there. Pros: It is a beauiful campus. Everywhere you look,its green. There are trails to walk to destress from school and have plenty of hideaway spots. Since classes are smaller, you have a great opportunity to get to know your professors and class mates. Cons: There is a lack of diversity on campus. However there are many clubs to join to meet people you have things in common with. All in all SSU is a great campus and has a welcoming atmosophere. Go Seawolves!

Marlene
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Absolutely fell in love with the campus the moment I stepped on and I could be happier to call it my home for the next 4 year...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Absolutely fell in love with the campus the moment I stepped on and I could be happier to call it my home for the next 4 years. Everyone is so welcoming and amazing and I can’t wait to be apart of this amazing community. Sonoma state has something for everyone and I 100% recommend this school to everyone.

Aliece
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Sonoma State University on the outside and inside is a beautiful campus. Everything is close knit; and for a student who want...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Sonoma State University on the outside and inside is a beautiful campus. Everything is close knit; and for a student who wants a small school. As for available and diverse classes, it lacks. The options for classes aren't as vast as other Universities or State Universities.

Qaiyah
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I think it’s an amazing school for someone who doesn’t want to go to a big, crowded college, and one that doesn’t necessarily...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think it’s an amazing school for someone who doesn’t want to go to a big, crowded college, and one that doesn’t necessarily mind being out in what can be considered as “the country”. It’s about forty-five minutes to an hour away from both Oakland/Berkeley and San Francisco. It’s academic activities are incredible and provide many options for students who know what they want to do, and personal counselors to help if they don’t. It’s a very safe school, and it’s just easy to love it there. I’m really excited to attend in the fall!

Alisse
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I love the campus, the teachers that I have had, and the location is convenient I have had a difficult time getting counselin...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love the campus, the teachers that I have had, and the location is convenient I have had a difficult time getting counseling guidance for my college future plans as well as appropriate class schedules to ensure optimal time at the school and rapid graduation.

Makena
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If you were to walk onto Sonoma State University’s campus, you would feel at peace. The grass is green and the trees are tall...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

If you were to walk onto Sonoma State University’s campus, you would feel at peace. The grass is green and the trees are tall and vast. There is a very calming atmosphere created by the environment, location and seclusion of the campus. The staff members and faculty truly care about ensuring that each student has a satisfying experience while on campus. Students are friendly and kind to each other. We also unite to fight for causes such as March 2018’s March For Life, to protest gun violence at schools across the country. The dorms are amazing, spacious and students are generally very happy and gracious about on-campus housing. There is an opportunity for students to pursue their interests, and have fun while doing so with so many events like live concerts, comedy shows, and important discussions happening on campus. Each freshman is also paired with a peer mentor. A peer mentor is an older student who can provide academic advice and help, but also be there if that student is struggling in any other areas. The location is amazing because the wonderful San Francisco Bay is only about an hour away, and so is the Northern California coast! This allows for students and their friends to take fun getaway trips. Another amazing resource that students have is the Seawolf Plaza, this is where students can dine, study, work out or just socialize. In the Seawolf Plaza,​ there is a recreation center, coffee shop, pub, cafeteria and a huge area for students to read, study, and relax.

Emma
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's not worth the investment. There are very limited class options, the good professors are few and far between, and faculty...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's not worth the investment. There are very limited class options, the good professors are few and far between, and faculty talks a big game about being there to help, but you're really on your own. The surrounding area is really expensive, but it's not in the heart of Wine Country like you might assume. If you have a car you can drive out to the nicer parts of the county, but you'd be better off visiting than actually attending. The average graduation rate is 5+ years because they make everything excessively difficult. Please carefully consider your other options before you choose SSU. I transferred here and it was the worst choice I ever made.

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  • $7,388
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  • 76%

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