Humboldt State University

Arcata, CA

Humboldt State University

Arcata, CA

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Tuition & Fees

$7,858

$19,738

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
29%
500-599
41%
400-499
24%
300-399
2%
700-800
2%
600-699
20%
500-599
48%
400-499
27%
300-399
3%
30-36
7%
24-29
26%
18-23
41%
12-17
26%
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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

19

students

1

faculty

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Extremely Selective

9%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,487
Declined 14,848
Total Received 16,335
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Public

6,443

undergraduate students

540

graduate students

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144-acre campus in Arcata (population: 18,000), 275 miles north of San Francisco. Served by air and bus. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Rural community
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Arcata-Eureka

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
28%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing

Top Organizations

  • Greenhouse Club
  • Forestry Club
  • Zoology
  • Campus Center for Appropriate Technology (CCAT)
  • Logging Sports Conclave

Top Events

  • Library Skillshops
  • Dialogue on Race (seminars and guest speakers)
  • Film Festival
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
5%
Top 1/4
31%
Top 1/2
71%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
29%
500-599
41%
400-499
24%
300-399
2%
700-800
2%
600-699
20%
500-599
48%
400-499
27%
300-399
3%
30-36
7%
24-29
26%
18-23
41%
12-17
26%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $70
Application deadline April 30
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.23

Extremely Selective

9%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,487
Declined 14,848
Total Received 16,335

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

geographical residence
state residency

Considered

standardized test scores

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 36
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Crew
Cross-country running
Soccer
Softball
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

archery, baseball, crew, cycling, disc, fencing, lacrosse, rugby, volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

archery, cheerleading, cycling, disc, fencing, rugby

Intramural Sports Men

Archery, Baseball, Basketball, Fencing, Rugby, Soccer, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Archery, Basketball, Field hockey, Rugby, Soccer, Ultimate frisbee

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division II

Majors

Assc. Bach.
American Indian/Native American Studies
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics, General
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Broadcast Journalism
Business Administration and Management, General
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
Chemistry, General
Child Development
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Computer Science
Criminology
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Biology
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
Forestry, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
History, General
International/Global Studies
Journalism
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Mathematics, General
Molecular Biology
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Natural Resources Management and Policy
Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Natural Sciences
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Range Science and Management
Religion/Religious Studies
Rhetoric and Composition
Social Sciences, General
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
Zoology/Animal Biology
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate

6,983

total students

94%

in-state

6%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

92%

6,443
students

Female
57%
3,702

Male
43%
2,741

8%

540
students

Female
61%
332

Male
39%
208

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

93%

6,038
students

Female
58%
3,499

Male
42%
2,539

7%

405
students

Female
51%
203

Male
49%
202

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 75%
Student 4 year graduation rate 17%
Student 5 year graduation rate 24%
Student 6 year graduation rate 8%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
35%
Hispanic/Latino
43%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

849

Transfer students enrolled

12%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations yes
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: November 30

Transfer difficulty

'Minimally difficult

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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

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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
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