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| Academically, Sonoma has been fine, but I have been absolutely miserable in the one and a half years that I have spent here. People are generally friendly and as others have stated previously, the dorms are terrific and huge. Sonoma is very much of a commuter school. The campus empties out on the weekend. Kids from the Bay Area go home and kids from Southern California tend to go to SF or anywhere to get away from the terrible, boring suburb that is Rohnert Park.|
I really wanted to like SSU. When I first came here, I was attracted to the gorgeous campus, intimate nature of smaller classes, and the laid back atmosphere. It seemed like a very serene environment and a great place to study.
I was not looking for a "party school" as the person below me stated. I wanted a school where there were actually activities being held on campus during the weekend. The administration does little to help in this area..
Rohnert Park is a bedroom community that absolutely hates the college. Santa Rosa is decent but you have to drive there. Good public transportation does not exist here.
Did I mention that you'll be bored out of your mind here and that the townies resent the students? Just something I feel that I needed to reiterate.I have been accepted to four flagship schools (in other states) in college towns where social interaction actually occurs. I will not be attending SSU after the completion of spring term.
|Mar 31 2010|| 2nd Year Male --
Class 2012 |
| Look, if you want to go to a party school, go to UCSB or SDSU. Sonoma isn't for you. But no one makes it a secret that SSU isn't a party school. All these people are posting reviews at how disappointed they are with the social life...who did you talk to that gave you the idea that this place is hoppin'?|
Sonoma is an amazing school. The professors and students are friendly and extremely helpful, and even the faculty/staff are very helpful if you treat them with respect. They do everything they can to get you out within four years (in a good way).No, Rohnert Park isn't the greatest city in the world, but if you just sit in your dorm all the time and wait for someone to come entertain you, you'll hate just about any school. Go out and find something to do. Santa Rosa and Petaluma are lots of fun, and it's not like San Francisco is really all that far away.
|Mar 05 2010|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2012 |
| Unless you are in a sorority or sport, this school is so boring. I left after one semester because I didn't know anybody. I recommend bringing a friend if you go here. Great experience but too hard to meet people. Not a college town at all. |
|Feb 03 2010|| Male --
Class 2000 |