Sonoma State University (SSU)

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SSU can be found in Rohnert Park, CA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Over eight thousand students are enrolled at SSU.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores within the range of 900 (25th percentile) to 1110 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and within the range of 19 (25th percentile) to 24 (75th percentile) on the ACT is common among applicants admitted to SSU. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Sonoma State University (SSU) average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.98 - 3.25. SSU accepts about 80 percent of those that apply per year. Of those that are admitted, nearly 16 percent registered for enrollment. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Sonoma State University (SSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for Sonoma State University was reported as 81.9% in Fall 2012 with over 13,100 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SSU ACT Scores: 19 - 24
  • SSU Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Sonoma State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Sonoma State University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Sonoma State University has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 81.2%
  • 2009-2010: 77.3%
  • 2010-2011: 80.9%
  • 2011-2012: 84.9%
  • 2012-2013: 81.9%
  • Projected SSU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 81.9%

How Does Sonoma State University (SSU) Compare?

This School
National Avg

The acceptance rate for Sonoma State University is forty-eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Pacific Union College50.6%
Dominican University of California77.5%
California Maritime Academy74.8%
California College of the Arts81.6%
Holy Names University56.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Sonoma State University (SSU) (Fall 2012)

ACT®Score Range
English18 - 24
Math18 - 24
Composite Score19 - 24
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