Humboldt State University

, CA,
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
  • 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
this school is a great place where you feel welcomed, accepted, and important. the professors care and want you to succeed in your classes and in life. overall, this school and town allow for the opportunity to grow as a student and as an adult, but it is up to us to take it.
Amanda from Arcata, CA
The natural beauty up here with the redwood forest is really unsurpassed. I feel the school is a good choice academically for those in the natural sciences (which is what I am doing and is a major reason I chose to go there). Finally, the community itself is lively, and there are almost always people on the plaza doing something or other.
Dion from Thousand Oaks, CA

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