Humboldt State University: Ranking & Review

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Arcata Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 339 1147
Top 7%

Humboldt State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate82%78%84%
Enrolled undergraduates1,210436774
Enrolled total (including graduate students)8,5253,6424,883

2,406 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

306 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $55. Application fee for graduates - $55.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Neither required nor recommended

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores1,075
Percent of students submitting SAT scores89%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores471
Percent of students submitting ACT scores39%
ACT Composite
ACT English
ACT Math

Humboldt State University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $24,721 $36,601
Off-campus $24,721 $36,601
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $12,582 and other expenses per full academic year.

Humboldt State University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 2,072 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $5,742 $17,622
Fees for full-time undergraduates $1,751 $1,751
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $396
Tuition for Full-time graduates $7,176 $16,680
Fees for full-time graduates $1,751 $1,751
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $396

Programs and Degrees

Natural Resources and Conservation 308 30 338
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 211 6 217
Social Sciences 183 15 198
Psychology 178 19 197
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 153 22 175
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 77 62 139
Visual and Performing Arts 122 122
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 105 11 116
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 97 97
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 73 73
English Language and Literature & Letters 63 3 66
Physical Sciences 50 50
History 39 39
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 34 34
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 33 33
Engineering 32 32
Mathematics and Statistics 25 25
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 22 22
Philosophy and Religious Studies 17 17
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 12 12
Education 8 8
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 7 7
Health Professions and Related Programs
Grand Total1,8411762,017

A total of 1,841 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Humboldt State University.

At the master's level 176 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate47%41%51%
  • Full-time retention rate - 68%
  • Part-time retention rate - 38%

General info

Alternative namesHSU
MottoLight and Truth
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsgreen, gold
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff1,027
Instructional FTE388
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs

Location and Contacts

Address1 Harpst Street
Arcata, California, 95521-8299
United States
Urbanization levelTown: Remote
City population10,000 - 50,000
Fax+1 (707) 826 6190

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