Humboldt State University Rankings

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In the World#1220 of 14178
In North America#381 of 2629
In the United States#344 of 2528
In California#35 of 252
In Arcata#1 of 1

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
92%
Average SAT
1085
Average ACT
21
Aid receiving
83%
Undergraduates
6,580
Graduates
600
Male:Female Ratio
41:59
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Master's degree

Humboldt State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate92%92%92%
Applicants15,1786,8968,282
Admissions13,9896,3477,642
Freshmen enrolled full time815334481
Freshmen enrolled part time817

1,808 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

303 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
736 or 89%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 970
or below

75% of them
had 1200
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Humboldt State University are 970-1200 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
267 or 32%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 17
or below

75% of them
had 25
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Humboldt State University are 17-25 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White3216 (45%)
Hispanic2378 (33%)
Two or more races477 (7%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown467 (7%)
Black or African American223 (3%)
Asian199 (3%)
Nonresident Alien99 (1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native32 (0.4%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander21 (0.3%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$9,485
Students receiving aid
83%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$5,742$7,176
Tuition in-state$5,742$7,176
Tuition out-of-state$17,622$16,680
Fee in-district$2,122$2,122
Fee in-state$2,122$2,122
Fee out-of-state$2,122$2,122

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity2,058
Combined charge for room and board$13,562
Room charge$6,638
Meal charge$6,924

Humboldt State University Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster's
Psychology, General18338
Business Administration and Management, General17921
Environmental Science1527
Biology & Biological Sciences, General1509
Health and Physical Education & Fitness, General11928
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management107
Social Work5548
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies95
Art & Art Studies, General68
English Language and Literature, General577
Sociology487
Criminology52
Environmental & Environmental Health Engineering50
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other48
Forestry, General42
Anthropology348
Speech Communication and Rhetoric41
History, General39
Zoology & Animal Biology39
Computer Science38
Environmental Studies37
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies31
Geology & Earth Science, General28
Natural Resources & Conservation, General26
Geography25
Journalism24
Political Science and Government, General23
Chemistry, General20
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management19
Philosophy18
Mathematics, General17
Botany & Plant Biology17
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General16
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical16
Cinematography and Film & Video Production14
Music, General13
Social Sciences, General211
Education, General13
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other12
Range Science and Management12
Physics, General11
Economics, General11
International & Global Studies11
Spanish Language and Literature9
Religion & Religious Studies8
American Indian & Native American Studies8
Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other3
French Language and Literature1
Information Technology1
Grand Total2,003223
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate49%44%53%
  • Full-time retention rate - 75%
  • Part-time retention rate - 31%

Publications & Citations

Publications
12,122
Citations
480,629

Publication count by topic

Biology
2,530
Chemistry
2,191
Medicine
1,647
Physics
934
Psychology
680
Mathematics
568
Computer science
530
Geography
423
Materials science
411
Geology
307
Environmental science
298
Political science
248
Sociology
242
Economics
184
Business
122
Philosophy
114
Engineering
99
History
93
Art
90

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Geography26115,791
Physics44056,997
Biology461167,341
Geology51510,512
Environmental science61410,343
Medicine61876,102
Economics6219,806
Psychology66028,843
Philosophy753243
Mathematics76115,800
Computer science79520,522
Chemistry80046,401
Political science8681,367
Sociology9022,588
History1094103
Art116257
Business13411,763
Materials science15317,161
Engineering16551,838

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
1990111713
1991153838
1992157890
19931351049
19941671233
19952401568
19963211955
19974052634
19984503989
19994606002
20004507287
20014788944
200248410936
200355813027
200443615392
200538917384
200634219245
200737019869
200834520666
200936121122
201032821737
201128624387
201231427528
201332628842
201435228181
201535030201
201635828955
201736826981
201837023950
201931426423
202030125980

General info

Alternative namesHSU
Founded1913
WikipediaHumboldt State University
MottoLight and Truth
Colorsgreen, gold
Academic CalendarSeptember to May. Also summer classes
Total FTE staff994
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs

Location and Contacts

Address1 Harpst Street
Arcata, California, 95521-8299
United States
City population17,000
Phone7078263011
Fax+1 (707) 826 6190

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