Why SSU

In 2019, Sonoma State University (SSU) was recognized by Money magazine as No.12 in the nation for awarding degrees to transfer students from community colleges and other universities.  Additionally, SSU was recently ranked by the U.S. News and World Report as one of the Top Public Schools in the nation and named as one of the nation’s Top Schools by Forbes Magazine.  

These achievements are not accomplished without commitment from the entire Seawolf community, students and staff alike.  As such, SSU and Transfer Student Programs are here to support your transfer experience every step of the way toward your success!

From the world-class Green Music Center to the beautiful Lakes, SSU is a shining example of what makes Sonoma County one of the world’s most desirable locations. The stunning beauty of the 269-acre campus is just part of what makes Sonoma State a unique liberal arts university. The residential campus houses one-third of its students, with plenty of on-campus activities and off-campus excursions throughout the Bay Area. SSU’s unique programs and small class sizes ensure you’ll get the individual attention you need to succeed. We invite you to come see for yourself what makes SSU one of the California State University’s most popular campuses.


For more information about SSU and the application process, explore SSU or apply to SSU.