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Humboldt State University

Humboldt State University (HSU) is the northernmost California State University campus. Every year, students from around the world come to HSU for a high quality education and to live in a friendly, safe and welcoming environment.

HSU is renowned nationally and internationally for its academic excellence, intensive research and unique programs. Our small class sizes allow students and faculty to work closely together and for students to receive personalized attention and support. HSU has outstanding natural science and resources programs, and also excels in the areas of business, humanities and liberal arts. HSU consistently ranks among the top regional colleges in publications such as U.S. News & World Report. The Princeton Review ranks Humboldt State a Best Western College.

As an international student, you can explore this unique area and enjoy a vibrant college town located in the heart of California's beautiful northern coast. Our beautiful location, safe campus and academically excellent programs make HSU one of the most appealing schools in California. We invite you to take a closer look.

School Information

1 Harpst Street
Arcata, California 95521-8299
P: +1-707-826-4142
F: +1-707-826-3939
Calendar: Semester
Locale: City: Small
Open Admissions: Yes
Sector: Public, 4-year or above
Carnegie Basic: Master's Colleges and Universities (medium programs)
Religious Affiliation: Not applicable
Accrediting Agency: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities
Common name(s): California State University, Humboldt

Students & Faculty

  • 8,485Total Students
  • 3,850Male Students
  • 4,635Female Students
  • 175Total Intl Students
  • 84Intl Male Students
  • 91Intl Female Students
  • 570Total Faculty
  • 268Male Faculty
  • 302Female Faculty
  • 22:1Student/Fac Ratio
*All data is provided by the school or compiled from IPEDS as of May 2013

Tuition Information

$ 8,927

Out of State Tuition

$ 1,629

Books & Supplies

$ 12,111

Room & Board

$ 3,189

Other Expenses

$ 25,856



total applicants

admitted (2187)

enrolled (1310)

SAT Scores:
25th-75th percentile
ACT Scores:
25th-75th percentile

Note: 25th-75th percentile ranges show the range of scores achieved by the middle 50% of students who were admitted to the school.

Other Requirements:
Admissions Test Scores?
Neither required nor recommended
Other Test?
Neither required nor recommended
College Prep?
Neither required nor recommended
Neither required nor recommended

Degrees & Programs

American Indian/Native American Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Computer Science
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Education, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
Forestry, General
French Language and Literature
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
History, General
Information Technology
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music, General
Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
Physical Sciences
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Range Science and Management
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Rhetoric and Composition
Social Sciences, General
Social Work
Spanish Language and Literature
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
Zoology/Animal Biology

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