StudentsReview :: Sonoma State University - Extra Detail about the Comment
Search for Schools by Region

or within distance of city

Similar Schools
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo -- San Luis Obispo, CA
San Diego State University -- San Diego, CA
California State Polytechnic University -- Pomona, CA

  Who's got the Best?

Perceptual Rankings:
You Make 'Em.
We Post 'Em.
You Vote 'Em Up.
You Vote 'Em Down.
Aww yeah.

Sonoma State University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA- Faculty AccessibilityA-
Useful SchoolworkB- Excess CompetitionA-
Academic SuccessB Creativity/ InnovationB
Individual ValueA- University Resource UseB
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA- FriendlinessB+
Campus MaintenanceA Social LifeF
Surrounding CityF Extra CurricularsD-
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Broken Spirit

Describes the faculty as:

Lowest Rating
Social Life
Highest Rating
He cares more about Extra Curriculars than the average student.
Date: Mar 31 2010
Major: Accounting (This Major's Salary over time)
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.

Ask a Question or add a response!
Sonoma State University
Compare SSUSave SSU