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Tuition & Fees

$8,764

$17,692

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,514
Declined + 2,747
Total Received 11,261
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undergraduateRatios

47%

53%

male

female

1  :  23

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Art
  3. Biology
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School Facts

Humboldt State University, founded in 1913, is a comprehensive, public university. Its 161-acre campus is located in Arcata, in Northern California.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 8,293
Established in 1913
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  SAF (Society of American Foresters)
•  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

Codes

SAT 4345
ACT 0286

Public

7,753

undergraduate students

540

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
14%
500-599
38%
400-499
36%
300-399
10%
700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
36%
400-499
40%
300-399
11%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
38%
400-499
41%
300-399
11%
30-36
3%
24-29
29%
18-23
45%
12-17
21%
6-11
2%
30-36
6%
24-29
27%
18-23
41%
12-17
21%
6-11
5%
30-36
1%
24-29
32%
18-23
40%
12-17
26%
6-11
1%
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Arcata, CA

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Arcata, CA

144-acre campus in Arcata (population: 17,726), 275 miles north of San Francisco. Served by air and bus. Public transportation serves campus.

Humboldt State University
One Harpst Street
Arcata, CA 95521-8299

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
25%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
88%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
3 fraternities 1% of male students
 
3 sororities 2% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
11%
Top 1/4
39%
Top 1/2
78%
Bottom 1/2
22%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
14%
500-599
38%
400-499
36%
300-399
10%
700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
36%
400-499
40%
300-399
11%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
38%
400-499
41%
300-399
11%
30-36
3%
24-29
29%
18-23
45%
12-17
21%
6-11
2%
30-36
6%
24-29
27%
18-23
41%
12-17
21%
6-11
5%
30-36
1%
24-29
32%
18-23
40%
12-17
26%
6-11
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $55
Common application accepted no
Application deadline October 31 (priority deadline)
November 30
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required/GED accepted
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required of some

Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,514
Declined + 2,747
Total Received 11,261

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Geographical residence
State residency

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Steven Ladwig
Director of Admissions
P: 866 850-9556
F: 707 826-6190
hsuinfo@humboldt.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $17,458,115
State $9,225,275
Institutional $13,334,259
Other external $1,383,520
Total $41,401,169

Non-need-based

Federal
State $1,412
Institutional $72,304
Other external $332,575
Total $406,291

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
crew
cross-country
football
soccer
softball
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
California Collegiate Athletic Association, Great Northwest Athletic Conference
Mascot
Lumberjacks
School colors
green and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Anthropology
Art
Biology
Botany
Business Administration
Chemistry
Child Development/Elementary Education
Communication
Computer Science
Economics
Education
English
Environmental Management/Protection
Environmental Resources Engineering
Environmental Science
Environmental Systems
Ethnic Studies
Fisheries
Forestry
French
Geography
Geology
History
Interdisciplinary Studies
Journalism
Kinesiology
Liberal Studies
Mathematics
Music
Native American Studies
Natural Resource Planning/Interpretation
Natural Resources
Oceanography
Philosophy
Physical Sciences
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Rangeland Resources
Religious Studies
Social Sciences
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Theatre Arts
Wildlife
Women's Studies
Zoology
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Undergraduate

93%

7,753
students

Female
53%
4,135

Male
47%
3,618

Graduate

7%

540
students

Female
63%
341

Male
37%
199

undergraduateFull-time

93%

7,255
students

Female
54%
3,895

Male
46%
3,360

undergraduatePart-time

7%

498
students

Female
49%
240

Male
51%
258

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
27%
Hispanic/Latino
50%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

81%

Transfer applicants accepted

33%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: November 30

Spring: September 30

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career/job search classes
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented Australia
Canada
China
Great Britain
Japan
Saudi Arabia
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Megan Mefford
Advisor
707 826-3939
international@humboldt.edu

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