7,774
Students
Financial aid thermometer
14,037
Avg. Financial Aid
Minimal
Admission Difficulty
58
58%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Rural
Setting
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Overview

Humboldt State University is a Comprehensive institution located in Arcata, CA, in a rural setting.

Location & Contact

Address 1 Harpst Street
Arcata, CA  95521
United States
Contact Mr. Steven Ladwig
Associate Director of Admissions
Email: hsuinfo@humboldt.edu
Phone: 707-826-4402
Fax: 707-826-6190

Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
American Indian/Native American Studies Checkmark
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, And Group Studies Related Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
Botany/plant Biology Checkmark
Cell Biology And Histology Checkmark
Environmental Biology Checkmark
Marine Biology And Biological Oceanography Checkmark
Molecular Biology Checkmark
Zoology/animal Biology Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Rhetoric And Composition Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Fishing And Fisheries Sciences And Management Checkmark
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Natural Resources Management And Policy Checkmark
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Wildlife, Fish And Wildlands Science And Management Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Health And Physical Education/fitness Checkmark
Kinesiology And Exercise Science Checkmark
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Parks, Recreation And Leisure Facilities Management Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Oceanography (chemical And Physical) Checkmark
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Criminology Checkmark
Economics Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

11,562
Applied
6,720
Accepted
7,774
Enrolled
58%
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Female Admissions

7,138
Females Applied
4,198
Females Accepted
59%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

4,424
Males Applied
2,522
Males Accepted
57%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

55
Application Fee
3.23
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen November 30th Not reported
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer November 30th Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 545 490 600
SAT Math 523 470 570
ACT Composite 21 18 25

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

5,742
In-state
17,622
Out-of-state
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Fees

1,928
Full-time student fees
13,342
Room & board
6,934
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

14,037
Avg. Financial Aid Package
13,988
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
7,165
Avg. Loan Aid
912
Avg. Grant Aid
9,141
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
98% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
67%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
7%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

7,774
Total undergrad students
1%
International Students
7%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 34.92%
Black or African American 3.56%
White or Caucasian 42.16%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.11%
Asian 2.89%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.22%
Two or more races 7.14%
Other 6.59%

Gender

Male (43.22%)
Female (56.78%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 26%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Homecoming, Dialogue on Race (seminars and guest speakers) and Film Festival

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
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Most popular organizations:
Bicycle Learning Center, Campus Center for Appropriate Technology (CCAT), Youth Educational Services, HOLA and MECHA

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Baseball Checkmark No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Crew No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Fencing Checkmark No No
Football No Division 2 Checkmark
Lacrosse No Checkmark No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Softball No No No
Track And Field No Division 2 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Crew No Division 2 No
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Fencing Checkmark No No
Football No No No
Lacrosse No Checkmark No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Softball No Division 2 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 2 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball No Division 2 Checkmark
Water Polo No No No

Faculty

574
Total Faculty
22:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 258
Part-time - 316
Male - 266
Female - 308