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Humboldt State University
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  • 4 Year
  • ARCATA, CA

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade A minus
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
    grade C minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

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Humboldt State is a public university located in Arcata, California. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,087 undergraduate students. The Humboldt State acceptance rate is 92%. Popular majors include Environmental Science, Psychology, and Business. Graduating 49% of students, Humboldt State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $26,200.

About

1 HARPST STREET
ARCATA, CA 95521
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Great Northwest Athletic Conference

Humboldt State University Rankings

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Humboldt State Admissions

Acceptance Rate
92%
Application Deadline
December 4
SAT Range
970-1200
ACT Range
17-25
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$14,766 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$9,485 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
83%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 90 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 117 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 116 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    26%
  • On Campus
    72%
  • Online
    3%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,087 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
493
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
53%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 86 responses
  • Laid back
    38%
  • Comfy but studious
    19%
  • Friendly and Relaxed
    15%
  • Friendly, chill, but still adventurous
    15%
  • Typical
    6%
  • Chill
    3%
  • angry bitter socialists
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
63%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 139 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 171 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 85 responses
  • All of the above
    26%
  • Hippie
    22%
  • Unique
    20%
  • Diverse
    14%
  • Beautiful
    6%
  • Life-changing
    5%
  • Drug addicts
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,600 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
75%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 64 responses

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