Humboldt State University is ...
NCAA Division II (with football)
Great Northwest Athletic Conference
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.90 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.97 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.96 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities173 Graduates
Business Administration and Management124 Graduates
Wildlife and Fisheries Management111 Graduates
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies72 Graduates
Environmental Sciences65 Graduates
Environmental Engineering56 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services56 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.119 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.151 responses
After Humboldt State University
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.64 responses
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Humboldt State University Reviews
Review Humboldt State University
Humboldt State is the place to go! I loved the experiences and people I met there. It is an open minded school with a student oriented atmosphere. Further, the school is locked between the beautiful ocean and vast, historical redwoods. I lived all over Arcata and was still only a 30 minute walk to campus. Fun facts: the town only has 4 bars, the center of town lacks electric stop lights, and on a summer night, one can literally lay in the streets and look up at the stars. This is a school to truly experience life at.
To be honest, Humboldt State University has somewhat of a negative stigmatization; marijuana school. However, I'd completely disagree with that. Yes, of course, students will be smoking cannabis but it happens at most universities/colleges. I came here for my academics and the amount of opportunities I've gotten is incredible. My first semester, I asked for research opportunities and I was set up with a research job with one of my professors and got paid for it! THE FIRST SEMESTER! It is a matter of taking advantage of the opportunities presented and HSU has plenty of them. I love this campus, my peers, and the institution as a whole. HSU does a tremendous job at boosting the social mobility of the students and of their faculty. Yes, it may not be prestigious as Yale or Harvard might be but it isn't about the quantity of the education, it is rather the quality and what the individual makes out of the institution. HSU is great.
Students are open minded and care about social issues and the environment. They continue to accept more students, but do not make the much needed room for the growing population. There is hardly a parking spot past 8AM and yet they continue to sell parking passes. Dorms need to be updated, especially Campus Apartments. The local area has no apartments to accommodate the growing student body. Meal plans are expensive and the cost of food without a meal plan is also very expensive. Classes are cramped due to overcrowding. Professors care about their student and there are a lot of opportunities for hands on study.