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.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Town
In State Students
93%
Out of State Students
7%
0
100
77%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 20
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 990
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision November 30, 2018 May 1, 2019
Spring Regular Decision August 31, 2018
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
8,347
Total Number of Undergrads
7,774
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 National: 28%
0
100
44%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
22:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$13,148
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$7,442
Out-of-State Tuition
$19,372
0
100
68%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
73%
Average Aid Per Year
$13,650
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
43%
57%
Student Organizations
208
Size of Town
Town: Remote
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
$34,700
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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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