- #10 Public University in the Western Region
- #3 Ranked for Most Amazing Campus Arts Center
- #12 Best Housing in the Nation
About This CampusSonoma State University has a tradition of promoting intellectual, cognitive, social and personal growth, leadership opportunities, and technological proficiency, while offering its students a friendly, safe, and informal atmosphere on a beautiful campus setting. The faculty and staff provide collaborative relationships with students and an education that fosters ethical exploration, civic engagement, social responsibility, and global awareness combined with a solid foundation in an academic discipline. Many classes average fewer than 40 students, allowing close interaction between students and faculty. SSU has a commitment to educating students who have the ability to think critically and ethically. There is a strong move to develop a global perspective in much of the curriculum to prepare students for the needs of the 21st century. With 33% of the student body living on-campus in lovely apartment and residential style suites, it is one of the most residential campuses of the CSUs.
Location InformationSonoma State University is 1 hour north of the San Francisco Bay Area and just 30 minutes from the beautiful Lost Coast. The closest city is Santa Rosa, population 177,586, located just 10 minutes from campus. Sonoma County represents the best of Northern California with more than 425 wineries, miles of rugged Pacific coastline, towering redwood forests, over 50 local craft breweries, farm-to-table dining, rivers, lakes, plus over 50 state and regional parks. https://www.sonomacounty.com/
Helpful InformationSonoma State is an impacted campus and securing courses can be competitive. This is why we have been able to secure priority registration for incoming NSE students. As such, it is imperative that students follow instructions carefully and complete all required materials on time. SSU is a community-oriented campus, perfect for students looking to get involved, develop as leaders, and explore all Sonoma County and Northern California has to offer.