Frequently Asked Questions

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Where are you located?

We are located in scenic Northern California on the Sonoma State University campus. The park-like campus, a full 200 acres, has ponds, large trees, attractive landscaping, and a nice view of nearby foothills. The university is in Rohnert Park, a small, modern city of 40,000 people. The Pacific Coast, world-famous Wine Country, redwood forests, and golf courses are minutes from campus. San Francisco is only an hour to the south. We enjoy a mild Mediterranean climate.

How much do you cost?

Approximately $285 per week.

Do you have a homestay program?

See the Housing section on Health, Housing, & Transportation for more information.

Can I live on campus?

Yes! There are attractive residence halls as well as on-campus apartments. Apply early, at least six months in advance, as dorm spaces are popular and fill quickly. Generally, students are expected to sign a year-long contract.

How can I get my student visa?

This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. When the application process is complete, you will be sent the appropriate documentation to apply for a student visa (F-1) at a U.S. consulate or embassy. Visitors in the country on B-2 visas are permitted a limited amount of coursework. Students wanting to study for full-time should obtain an F-1 visa.

Do you offer a pathway program to Sonoma State University?

Yes. We have a Conditional Admission program through our SSALI program.