Humboldt State University
Arcata, CA, USA

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
8,525
Total Number of Undergrads
7,862
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
Student:Faculty Ratio
21:1
US National: 21:1
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
28%
20-39 Students
47%
40-99 Students
22%
100+ Students
1%
0
100
16%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
46%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%

Faculty Overview

0
100
58%
Faculty With Terminal Degree US National: 36%
Gender
Male
Female
45%
54%
Ethnicity

African American
2%
Asian/Pacific Islander
3%
White
71%
Hispanic
6%
Native American
3%
Multi-Racial
2%
Unknown
9%

What Students Are Saying

3.77 Average Rating
The focus of this school is on the natural sciences, and the offerings in this department shine. If you want to take a class in Forestry or in Botany, this is the place to do it. Not all of the teacher's I've had were equally academically rigorous, but I did feel that I learned something from all of my classes. I went to community college before transferring to Humboldt, and the academics here are certainly greater than at the community college level. However, I'm also sure that the academics aren't up to par to a school like UCLA or something like that. I'd say that the academics are probably comparable to all the other cal states, with the school's emphasis being on the natural sciences.
Dion from Thousand Oaks, CA
Classes are definitely different than high school. You learn new things and get multiple perspectives and opinions. Just go to class, on time, pay attention and ask questions if you need help.
Freshman from SoCal
So far I have had great teachers who are willing to help and put in extra hours just so you understand the material better.
N from Arcata, CA