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Humboldt State University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 628 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 28 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

54% Women
46% Men


NCAA Division II (with football)

Great Northwest Athletic Conference

  • Football

California Collegiate Athletic Assoc

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $98,009)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $80,113)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Basketball 19 15 - -
Football 104 - - -
Rowing - 62 - -
Soccer 25 27 - -
Softball - 26 - -
Track and Field, Outdoor 39 32 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 15 20 - -
Volleyball - 17 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1.7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3.8%
Black/non-Hispanic 3.0%
Hispanic 12.7%
Non-resident alien 1.3%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 23.3%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 54.3%
Percent of students with disability 4%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

We do not have information for clubs or organizations at Humboldt State University

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 67
Liquor Law Violation 6
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 4
Property Crime 21
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Dion from Thousand Oaks, CA
  • 4
  • The people are friendly and the facilities are nice. Avoid the Hill unless you are a freshman. Upperclassmen usually gravitate towards the Campus Apartments or the College Creek Apartments. From…

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  • Freshman from SoCal
  • 4
  • Depending on where you live it may either be really loud night and day or just right. You can get a choice in how many people to live with besides…

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  • N from Arcata, CA
  • 5
  • My dorm experience has been great, at first I was nervous I would be paired with someone I would not get along with but it turned out great. If for…

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  • Jason
  • 4
  • The redwood forest is 20 feet from my dorm. Alder is the Outdoor Adventure House and includes river rafting and snow boarding/skiing trips. The is also an Indoor Adventure House.…

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  • Oscar from Oceanside, CA
  • 4
  • Depends which dorm you choose to live in most dorms are really cool and they make you feel safe. Students are friendly and caring and the staff is too. …

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • nat dixon, ca
  • I am a current student here

    its cheap is you eat at the cafeteria but if you eat anywhere else on campus it can get pretty pricey the food is okay but it could be better and we use a point system

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  • 4
  • Kendyl from Waterford, CA
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    All freshmen have to buy a dining plan with their dorms. I was told that usually the cheapest plan is enough to pay for anything you'd ever want to eat, and that they (6'3 male--ATHLETIC TOO) could never eat enough to spend all their points on the most expensive plan. You can also use your points to buy cooking utensils or other things around the campus.

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  • 3
  • Elizabeth from California Central Valley
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The meal plans are optional for all residencies except: The Hill, Cypress, and Canyon. Meal plans can be pricey. Meal plans and prices can be found at

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  • 4
  • Freshman from SoCal
  • I am a current student here

    The food is pretty great to be utterly honest. Many healthy options, vegan, gluten-free, and vegetarian. Produce is local and you get plenty for the right price with you meal plan. The cafeteria is definitely loud at dinner but it is a wide space. Breakfast is probably the best part of the day and there are so many options.

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  • 4
  • Oscar from Oceanside, CA
  • I am a current student here

    The food is good there's a salad bar available everyday in the J cafeteria and meals are cooked fresh every day. The staff is friendly and the prices are lowered when student use J points. Students can also visit the Giant's Cupboard in the afternoons and the Campus Marketplace where J points are also accepted.

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  • 4
  • Braxton from Arcata, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Excellent options for vegetarians, vegans and carnivores alike. While it may be a bit pricey, our the majority of our food is locally sourced and organic, allowing for a unique college dining experience.

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  • 4
  • Shelly from Valencia, CA
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    There are lots of places around town and I've heard from students that the food at the university is pretty good.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Valentino from Arcata, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Very minimal almost. There are a couple fraternities and sororities but the do not control the social scene here at HSU.

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  • 0
  • Raquel from Marina, CA
  • I am a current student here

    the frats and sororities that do exist have little to no involvement in campus life and are practically non-existent.

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  • 0
  • Francine from Arcata, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Small but close knit. Many are highly involved in community service, putting on academic workshops and other events.

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