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Sonoma State University Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Sonoma State University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 11,686 out of 15,265 applicants or 77% were admitted making Sonoma State University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores. Sonoma State University typically accepts and attracts B average high school students. Only 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 9,818 5,447 15,265
Accepted 7,688 3,998 11,686
Acceptance Rate 78% 73% 77%
Enrolled 1,218 675 1,893
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 17% 16%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Sonoma State University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Sonoma State University regularly accepts students with ACTs of 19 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. 43 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Sonoma State University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 960 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 855. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1065 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 90 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 960 1170
SAT Reading 480 600
SAT Math 480 570
ACT Composite 19 24
ACT English 18 24
ACT Math 18 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >86%
21 to 24 Avg + 77%-86%
19 to 21 Avg - 69%-77%
17 to 19 Reach 59%-69%
Less than 17 Low <59%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1170 and Above Good >85%
1065 to 1170 Avg + 77%-85%
960 to 1065 Avg - 66%-77%
855 to 960 Reach 54%-66%
Less than 855 Low <54%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need about average high school grades to get into Sonoma State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Sonoma State University was 3.2 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 3.2 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Sonoma State University accepts 77% of all applicants.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 10% Good
3.50 to 3.75 15% Good
3.25 to 3.50 19% Good
3.00 to 3.25 25% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 30% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Nov 30, 2016.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Sonoma State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=123572 IPEDS survey data for Sonoma State University.



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