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Tuition & Fees

$7,212

$16,140

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

undergraduateRatios

44%

56%

male

female

1
25

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,765
Declined + 3,252
Total Received 13,017
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Public

8,242

undergraduate students

548

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
14%
500-599
34%
400-499
39%
300-399
10%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
35%
400-499
40%
300-399
12%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
36%
400-499
42%
300-399
12%
200-299
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
27%
18-23
47%
12-17
22%
6-11
1%
30-36
7%
24-29
23%
18-23
41%
12-17
26%
6-11
3%
30-36
2%
24-29
25%
18-23
41%
12-17
32%
6-11
0
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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 8,790
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)

Arcata, CA

144-acre campus in Arcata (population: 17,697), 275 miles north of San Francisco. Served by air and bus. Public transportation serves campus.

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

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
9%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
86%
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
13%
Top 1/4
46%
Top 1/2
80%
Bottom 1/2
20%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
14%
500-599
34%
400-499
39%
300-399
10%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
35%
400-499
40%
300-399
12%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
36%
400-499
42%
300-399
12%
200-299
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
27%
18-23
47%
12-17
22%
6-11
1%
30-36
7%
24-29
23%
18-23
41%
12-17
26%
6-11
3%
30-36
2%
24-29
25%
18-23
41%
12-17
32%
6-11
0

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)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required of some

Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,765
Declined + 3,252
Total Received 13,017

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 $21,941,255
State $14,464,269
Institutional $13,024,823
Other external $1,958,855
Total $51,389,202

Non-need-based

Federal
State $105,388
Institutional $63,058
Other external $354,257
Total $522,703

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
Applied Anthropology
Art
Biology
Botany
Business Administration
Chemistry
Child Development/Elementary Education
Communication
Computer Science
Criminology/Justice Studies
Critical Race/Gender/Sexuality Studies
Dance Studies
Economics
Education
English
Environmental Management/Protection
Environmental Resources Engineering
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Environmental Systems
Ethnic Studies
Film
Fisheries
Forestry
French
Geography
Geology
History
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Studies
Journalism
Kinesiology
Liberal Studies
Mathematics
Music
Native American Studies
Natural Resources
Oceanography
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Rangeland Resource Science
Recreation Administration
Religious Studies
Social Sciences
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Theatre Arts
Wildlife
Zoology
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Undergraduate

94%

8,242
students

Female
56%
4,597

Male
44%
3,645

Graduate

6%

548
students

Female
64%
350

Male
36%
198

undergraduateFull-time

93%

7,710
students

Female
57%
4,333

Male
43%
3,377

undergraduatePart-time

7%

532
students

Female
50%
264

Male
50%
268

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
33%
Hispanic/Latino
44%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
7%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

86%

Transfer applicants accepted

14%

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 22
Countries most often represented China
Guatemala
Japan
Mexico
Norway
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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