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Sonoma State University is a public institution that was founded in 1960. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,615, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 269 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Sonoma State University's ranking in the 2017 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities West, 41. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,330 (2016-17); out-of-state tuition and fees are $18,490 (2016-17).

Located in the middle of wine country, the Sonoma State University (SSU) campus is about an hour north of San Francisco in Rohnert Park, Calif. Undergraduates as SSU can choose from about 45 bachelor’s degree programs, and graduate students can earn degrees in about 15 fields of study, including nursing and business. The School of Business and Economics at Sonoma State offers the nation’s only program that focuses exclusively on the business side of the wine industry. The Wine Business Institute offers both a bachelor’s and master’s degree concentration, with courses such as Wine Business Strategies and Wine Production, Operations, and Distribution.

Outside the classroom, SSU students can join more than 100 clubs and pledge with more than 20 fraternities and sororities. SSU students can volunteer through the Join Us Making Progress (JUMP) community service program and attend numerous campus events ranging from video game contests to karaoke nights. Student athletes can play at the intramural level or try out for the Sonoma State University Seawolves varsity sports teams, which compete in the NCAA Division II California Collegiate Athletic Association.