A member of the reputable California state university system, Sonoma State University distinguishes itself from similar institutions through its low-key atmosphere and strong “focus on undergraduates.” Employing “teachers who are willing to take the time to make a difference in students’ lives,” SSU limits most classes to fewer than fifty, giving students the opportunity to “develop close and meaningful relationships with professors and classmates that will continue even after graduation.” During class time, professors often “allow open discussions and emphasize a comfortable, safe environment to express oneself.”
The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.
Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety
The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security