Welcome to SSU

We hear it time and again from first-time visitors to Sonoma State University: "I had no idea how beautiful the campus is!" But seeing is believing, and we encourage visitors to come experience SSU's stunning natural beauty. The university's 269 acres, tucked against the rolling Sonoma hills, is full of spacious green spaces, lakes, trees and flowers, which attract a bounty of butterflies to our Butterfly Garden.

There also is a beauty that you can feel at SSU. Walking around campus, you can't help but get caught up in our inquisitive spirit and the incredible sense of community that radiates from our students, faculty and staff. Our programs are ranked No. 19 among top public schools by "U.S. News and World Report" and No. 12 for transfer students by "Money" magazine. These are just some of the things that make Sonoma State one of the California State University’s most popular campuses.