HSU, Humboldt

Humboldt State University

1 Harpst St, Arcata, United States
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  • Currently Enrolled
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  • Previously Enrolled
    74

Overview of Humboldt State University (HSU, Humboldt)

About this school

Humboldt State University, founded in 1913, is a comprehensive, public university. Set between redwood groves and the Pacific Ocean, 275 miles north of San Francisco, it is a highly acclaimed campus of choice. It tends to attract students who are adventurous and self-reliant. The intimacy of the 7,400-student campus mirrors the sense of community along California's north coast. In this small-town atmosphere, students get involved and learn they can make a direct, positive difference in the lives of others. The grand, natural setting of forests, rivers, ocean beaches, sand dunes and mountain ranges provides a remarkable array of resources to students, from art to zoology. Its 161-acre campus is located in Arcata.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:7,774
    • Men:3,360 (43.2%)
    • Women:4,414 (56.8%)

Location

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Admission Information (HSU, Humboldt)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Humboldt State University is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
1
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
1
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required for some
January 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1 Harpst Street
City, State, Zip
Arcata, CA  95521-8299
Phone
(707) 826-4402
Fax
(707) 826-6194
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
November 30
Application Fee
$55
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
58% of 11,562 applicants were admitted
Women
59% of 7,138 applicants were admitted
Men
57% of 4,424 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
2,163 (32%) of 6,720 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,252 (30%) of 4,198 admitted students enrolled
Men
911 (36%) of 2,522 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.23
375 And Above
12%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
21%
3.00 - 3.24
24%
2.50 - 2.99
29%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
523 average |470-570 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
4%
• Score 600 - 700
25%
• Score 500 - 600
52%
• Score 400 - 500
19%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
545 average |490-600 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
3%
• Score 600 - 700
49%
• Score 500 - 600
30%
• Score 400 - 500
16%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
21 average |18-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
4%
• Score 24 - 29
27%
• Score 18 - 23
47%
• Score 12 - 17
21%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
1%

Tuition & Financial Aid (HSU, Humboldt)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $7,492|Out-of-state: $19,372
  • Room & Board: - $13,056 (75.60806115357887%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,726 (9.99536715311559%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,486 (14.396571693305535%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Humboldt State University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 2
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001149
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,090 (91.8%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
902 (82.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
883 (97.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
73 (8.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
69%
Average Award
$13,988
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 841 (95.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,724
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 660 (74.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,254
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 18 (2.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
79 (6.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $749

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
6,376 (88.3%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
5,740 (90.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
5,641 (98.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
390 (6.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
67%
Average Award
$14,037
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 5,368 (95.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,141
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,903 (69.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,832
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 91 (1.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
314 (4.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $912

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
74%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$24,638
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (HSU, Humboldt)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


258

Part-Time Faculty


316

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


44%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 8% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 24% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 32% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 15% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 9% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 10% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 3% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 26% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 63% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 7% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
552,497

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1098
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Humboldt State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


68.3%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


7.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


26.7%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


50.0%

Programs & Majors (HSU, Humboldt)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (67)


  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
  • Chemistry, General
  • Child Development
  • Computer Science
  • Developmental and Child Psychology
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
  • Forestry, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • History, General
  • Hydrology and Water Resources Science
  • Information Technology
  • Journalism
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Mathematics, General
  • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Range Science and Management
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
  • Zoology/Animal Biology

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Natural resources/environmental science, Biological/life sciences, Social sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (23)


  • Anthropology
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Education--General
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Fish, Game, and Wildlife Management
  • Forestry
  • Geology
  • Hazardous Materials Management
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Natural Resources
  • Psychology--General
  • School Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Water Resources

Campus Life (HSU, Humboldt)

Location & Geography

Population


17,726

Nearest Metropolitan Area


161 acres

Environment


Rural community

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
41.5 average low in January, 63 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
11 mile(s) from campus in Arcata/McKinleyville
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Arcata
Nearest Train Station
-

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


26% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


75%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Lumberjack
School Colors
Green and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Football
Soccer
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Football
Soccer
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, soccer

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Humboldt State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, bicycle learning center, campus center for appropriate technology (ccat), youth educational services, hola, mecha

Sororities


1% of women participate

Fraternities


1% of men participate

ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


7,236

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
7,774
Women
4,414
Men
3,360

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 1.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.9% Asian
  • 3.6% Black/African-American
  • 35.4% Hispanic/Latino
  • 7.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 42.8% White
  • 6.7% Unknown

International Students


1.4% from 20 countries

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


573

Student Resources (HSU, Humboldt)

Study resources