Sonoma State University is on a 280-acre campus in the small town setting of Rohnert Park, California, not far from San Francisco.
Sonoma State University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Sonoma State University has fraternities and sororities.
Sonoma State University students' favorite campus traditions are Welcome Week, Student Orientation and Big Nite.
This table offers information on housing at Sonoma State University.
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Priortiy given to freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||32%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||68%|
Sonoma State University offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are given priority for on-campus housing.
Most Sonoma State University students live off campus. In 2022, 32% of undergrads at Sonoma State University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 68% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Sonoma State University. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Sonoma State University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At Sonoma State University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Sonoma State University:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Golf||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Soccer||Club Teams||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Sonoma State University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Sonoma State University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.
Sonoma State University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Sonoma State University, take U.S. Highway 101 to Rohnert Park, CA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Sonoma County airport.
Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Sonoma State University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour
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