Humboldt State University

Arcata, CA, USA
3.77 Average Rating
Humboldt State University is a public, Hispanic-serving institution and the most northern campus of the CSU System. The university is situated in Arcata, CA, surrounded by Humboldt Bay, a redwood forest, and the Pacific Ocean. HSU houses the largest undergraduate botany program in the US and multiple off-campus facilities, including a mountain-top astronomy observatory, a bay-side aquatics facility, a wildlife care facility, and a marine biology research center. It is the only institution of higher learning in the state to grant degrees in wildland soil science and rangeland resources.


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Institution Type
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Town
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Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 20
Average SAT Composite: 990

What Students Are Saying

3.77 Average Rating
HSU is a great school, it may be isolated from the big cities, but it has so much beauty to offer and people just have to live here to realize that. HSU also has great teachers who are always willing to help students one on one when they need it. One thing that is hard to get use to is how nice faculty is and how they are willing to provide the best service ever.
N from Arcata, CA
Very involved in social justice, nice and interesting people to interact with. Professors are easy to talk and meet with, willing to sit and talk at your convenience. Beautiful campus to walk around in, surrounding city as well.
Freshman from SoCal

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