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Humboldt State University
  • 4 Year
  • Arcata, CA

Humboldt State University Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
grade C minus
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Undergrads in College Housing
25%
Average Housing Cost
$6,638 / year
Poll
52%
of students say overall dorm quality is great. 90 responses
Poll
65%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great. 158 responses

Food

Campus Food
grade B minus
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$6,924 / year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 277 responses
  • The Depot
    21%
  • College Creek Marketplace
    17%
  • Cooking your own food
    13%
  • The J
    13%
  • Sandwiches
    10%
  • The Giant's Cupboard
    9%
  • I brought a lot of snacks from home.
    5%
50%
of students highly rate the dining facilities. 109 responses

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Campus Quality

Campus
grade B
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
grade B minus
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 86 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    45%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    48%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    5%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    2%

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Safety

Safety
grade B minus
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
85%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus. 103 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 80 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    39%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    53%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    9%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 79 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    19%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    62%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    9%
  • Not very visible.
    8%
  • We have campus police?
    3%

Sports

Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 170 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    5%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    28%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    62%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    5%
Men's Varsity Sports
Basketball, Football, Soccer, Track and Field: Outdoor, Track and Field: X-Country
Women's Varsity Sports
Basketball, Rowing, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field: Outdoor, Track and Field: X-Country, Volleyball

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
Dance, Drama/Theater, International Student Organizations, Literary Magazine, Model UN, Radio Station, Student Government, Newspaper, Film Society
Music
Choral Groups, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Music Ensembles, Musical Theater, Pep Band, Symphony Orchestra
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 64 responses
  • Halloween is fun as long as its not raining.
    25%
  • HOP
    14%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • The zombie run during fall semester is also fun.
    13%
  • Bonfire at madriver
    9%
  • Dancing in the Quad
    9%
  • Random band playing at the Quad
    6%

Scholarship

Party Scene

Party Scene
grade B minus
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 107 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    2%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    16%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    32%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    26%
  • Parties? What parties?
    24%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 45 responses
  • House Parties
    27%
  • Halloween
    22%
  • Not Sure
    16%
  • The 4/19 FunkHouse 'House' Party
    9%
  • April 20
    7%
  • Graduation parties
    7%
  • Not a party school
    7%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
2%
Women in Sororities
2%
63%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 138 responses

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