Tuition & Fees

$7,780

$17,284

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
25%
500-599
42%
400-499
26%
300-399
4%
700-800
2%
600-699
14%
500-599
52%
400-499
27%
300-399
5%
700-800
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
33%
400-499
45%
300-399
13%
200-299
1%
30-36
6%
24-29
22%
18-23
42%
12-17
27%
6-11
3%
30-36
1%
24-29
24%
18-23
39%
12-17
36%
6-11
0
30-36
3%
24-29
26%
18-23
47%
12-17
24%
6-11
0
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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

1

teacher

21

students

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Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,230
Declined + 2,727
Total Received 10,957
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Public

7,195

undergraduate students

579

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Biological Sciences
  3. Business Administration
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Codes

SAT 4345
ACT 0286

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Location

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 7,774
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)
•  IACBE (International Assembly for Collegiate Business 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)

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Arcata, CA

144-acre campus in Arcata (population: 18,000), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
26%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
89%
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 1% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
5%
Top 1/4
31%
Top 1/2
71%
Bottom 1/2
29%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
25%
500-599
42%
400-499
26%
300-399
4%
700-800
2%
600-699
14%
500-599
52%
400-499
27%
300-399
5%
700-800
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
33%
400-499
45%
300-399
13%
200-299
1%
30-36
6%
24-29
22%
18-23
42%
12-17
27%
6-11
3%
30-36
1%
24-29
24%
18-23
39%
12-17
36%
6-11
0
30-36
3%
24-29
26%
18-23
47%
12-17
24%
6-11
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $55
Common application accepted no
Application deadline November 30 (priority deadline)
May 1
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 8,230
Declined + 2,727
Total Received 10,957

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Considered

Geographical residence
Standardized test scores
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

Stephanie Lane
Interim Director of Admissions
P: 866 850-9556
F: 707 826-6190
hsuinfo@humboldt.edu

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 866 255-1390
F: 707 826-5360
finaid@humboldt.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Peggy Metzger
Director of Financial Aid
pmetzger@humboldt.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Duncan Robins (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Kelly Kime (women's)
Swa
email

Athletic Facts

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

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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Biological Sciences
  3. Business Administration

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

7,774

total students

93%

in-state

7%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

93%

7,195
students

Female
57%
4,089

Male
43%
3,106

7%

579
students

Female
61%
353

Male
39%
226

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

93%

6,700
students

Female
58%
3,844

Male
42%
2,856

7%

495
students

Female
50%
245

Male
50%
250

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
35%
Hispanic/Latino
42%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
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

84%

Transfer applicants accepted

17%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: May 1

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

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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 37
Countries most often represented Brazil
China
Guatemala
Mexico
Saudi Arabia
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Megan Mefford
International Admissions & Immigration Coordinator
707 826-3784
international@humboldt.edu

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