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 nine thousand students are enrolled at SSU.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores within the range of 970 (25th percentile) to 1170 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and within the range of 17 (25th percentile) to 23 (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 2.80 - 3.18. SSU accepts about 90 percent of those that apply per year. Of those that are admitted, nearly 11 percent registered for enrollment. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Sonoma State University (SSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Sonoma State University was reported as 91.2% in Fall 2020 with over 15,100 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: 17 - 23
  • SSU Average GPA: 2.80 - 3.18

How Hard Is It to Get into Sonoma State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of SSU 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 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Sonoma State University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 76.3%
  • 2017-2018: 82.0%
  • 2018-2019: 89.7%
  • 2019-2020: 91.2%
  • Projected SSU Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 81.1%

How Does Sonoma State University (SSU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Sonoma State University is sixty-one percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Dominican University of California91.3%
California College of the Arts85.0%
Saint Marys College of California81.0%
Mills College75.9%
Notre Dame de Namur University99.9%

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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Sonoma State University (SSU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading490 - 590
Math480 - 580
Total Score970 - 1170
ACT®Score Range
English16 - 23
Math16 - 23
Composite Score17 - 23
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