Humboldt State University

Arcata, CA, USA
3.77 Average Rating

Humboldt State University is a 4-year public institution in Arcata, CA, and is the northernmost campus of the California State University system. HSU is an Hispanic-serving institution conferring bachelor’s degrees in 51 academic majors. HSU also houses the largest undergraduate botany program in the US and maintains 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. For break from campus life, HSU provides easy access to Humboldt Bay, a redwood forest, and the Pacific Ocean. 

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Suburb or town
In-State Students
93%
Out-Of-State Students
7%
0
100
58%
Acceptance Rate

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision November 30, 2019
Spring Regular Decision August 31, 2019
Other June 30, 2020
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
7,972
Total Number of Undergrads
7,319
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
13%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
44%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
20:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$14,506
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$7,780
Out-of-State Tuition
$9,504
0
100
68%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
76%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,478
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
43%
57%
Student Organizations
208
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Redding
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Sacramento
San Diego
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$36,600
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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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