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Humboldt State University

Arcata, CA

At A Glance

Main Address

1 Harpst St

Arcata, CA 95521-8222

www.humboldt.edu

Admission Office

One Harpst Street

Arcata, CA 95521-8299

(707) 826-4402

Fax : (707) 826-6190

hsuinfo@humboldt.edu

Contact : Pedro Martinez

Director of Admissions

Type of School

Medium

Public

university

liberal arts college

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

College Board Member

College Board Code: 4345

Quick Facts

Regular Application Deadline : April 30

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 49.0%

Total undergraduates : 6,443

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 823

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 71.0%

Average financial aid package : $14,670.00

In-State Tuition : $7,863.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $19,743.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Bachelor's

Master's

Setting

Large Town (10-50k)

Rural

Residential campus

Deadlines

Admission

Application rolling begin : Dec 15

Regular application due: Apr 30

Priority application due : Dec 1

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : May 1

Housing deposit due : Mar 1

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Jan 15

SAT subject score report due : Jan 15

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Mar 1

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : Apr 30

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : Nov 30

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

International Students

Fall application due : Apr 30

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 19 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Bachelor's, Master's degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 49.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 75.0%

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Environmental Science : 17.0%
Biology : 10.0%
Social Sciences : 10.0%
Business/Marketing : 9.0%
Psychology : 9.0%
Parks And Recreation : 7.0%
Visual and Performing Arts : 6.0%
English : 5.0%
Liberal Arts : 5.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Range Science and Management B M

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
American Indian/Native American Studies B
Women's Studies B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B M
Botany/Plant Biology B
Zoology/Animal Biology B

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Business Administration and Management, General B M
Business/Commerce, General B

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Journalism B
Speech Communication and Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Science B

Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching B
Education, General M
Elementary Education and Teaching B
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching B M

Engineering
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering B

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B M
Writing, General B

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
French Language and Literature B
Spanish Language and Literature B

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Kinesiotherapy/Kinesiotherapist B M

History
History, General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies B

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General B

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies B
International/Globalization Studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Science M
Environmental Studies B M
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management B M
Forestry, General B
Natural Resources/Conservation, General M
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management B M

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General B

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B
Geology/Earth Science, General B M
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical B
Physics, General B

Psychology
Psychology, General B M

Public Administration & Social Services
Social Work B M

Social Sciences
Anthropology B
Economics, General B
Geography B
Political Science and Government, General B
Social Sciences, General B M
Sociology B M

Visual & Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General B
Dance, General B
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B M
Music, General B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Double Major

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Visiting/Exchange Student Program

Internships

Teacher Certification

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Extended Class Availability

Distance Learning

Computer Services

1098 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Dorms, Libraries, Student Center

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Student web hosting available

Wireless network available

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Unique Facilities : marine lab, observatory, marsh and wildlife sanctuary, small lakes and ponds, 280 acre sand dune preserve, research vessel, freshwater fish hatchery, small-game animal pen, fungal genetic stock center, 360 acre experimental forest, 170,000 specimen herbarium, center for appropriate technology, energy research center

Geographic Location : 275 miles from San Francisco

Large Town

Rural

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 6,443

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 823

Degree-seeking undergrads : 6,422

Graduate enrollment : 540

Student General Information

All students average age : 23

Full time students average age : 22

In state students : 94.0%

Out of state students : 6.0%

Part Time students : 6.0%

Percentage of males : 43.0%

Percentage of females : 57.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 7.0%

American Indian/Alaskan Native : 1.0%

Black African American : 3.0%

Asian : 3.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 35.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 6.0%

White : 44.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 1.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

1.0% Men who Join Fraternities

1.0% Women who Join Sororities

Student Newspaper : The Lumberjack

Student Newspaper URL : http://thelumberjack.org/

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 88.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 28.0%

Housing Options

Wellness Housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)

Special Housing For International Students

Theme Housing

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $200.00

Housing deposit due : Mar 1

Housing deposit is not refunded if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Lumberjacks

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Club

NCAA Division II

Intercollegiate

Intramural

Scholarship

Counseling And Wellness

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Health services

On-campus daycare

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Veteran's counselor

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Minority students services

Women's services

Financial aid counseling

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Comprehensive services for students with learning disabilities

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Pre-admission summer program

Remedial instruction

Tutoring

Writing center

Reduced course load

Study skills assistance

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

N

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

Y

Fraternities

Y

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

Y

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

N

Television Station

N

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Badminton

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Baseball

Men's Club

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Cheerleading

Men's Club

Women's Club

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Fencing

Men's Club

Women's Club

Football

Men's NCAA Division II

Lacrosse

Men's Club

Rowing (Crew)

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's NCAA Division II

Rugby

Men's Club

Women's Club

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division II

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Track: Outdoor

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Ultimate Frisbee

Men's Club

Women's Club

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's NCAA Division II

Water Polo

Men's Club

Women's Club

Other Sports : mountain biking


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $70.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 16,335

Admitted : 14,847

Enrolled : 823

Less selective 91.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Rigor of secondary school record

Important

Geographical Residence

State Residency

Considered

Standardized Test Scores

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Required for some: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

SAT Reasoning Test

ACT

State test(s) : English and math placement tests

SAT score use policy

Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates

Additional requirements for home-schooled students

Special requirements for home-schooled applicants:

(in addition to any polices listed)

Transcript/record of courses and grades

Other Test Policies

In-state residents with high school GPA of 3.0 or higher or out-of-state applicants with high school GPA over 3.61 do not have to submit test scores for admission.

A note from the college

State residency, high school GPA and test scores most important.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 13.0%

Top Quarter : 46.0%

Top Half : 80.0%

Bottom Half : 20.0%

Bottom Quarter : 5.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 17.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 21.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 18.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 24.0%

2.00 - 2.49 : 3.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 4.0%

600 - 699 : 29.0%

500 - 599 : 41.0%

400 - 499 : 24.0%

300 - 399 : 2.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 2.0%

600 - 699 : 20.0%

500 - 599 : 48.0%

400 - 499 : 27.0%

300 - 399 : 3.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 7.0%

24 - 29 : 26.0%

18 - 23 : 41.0%

12 - 17 : 26.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 4.0%

24 - 29 : 22.0%

18 - 23 : 36.0%

12 - 17 : 38.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 11.0%

24 - 29 : 22.0%

18 - 23 : 34.0%

12 - 17 : 29.0%

6 - 11 : 4.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: Humboldt grants credit toward its undergraduate degrees for successful completion of examinations of the Advanced Placement Program of the College Board. Students who present scores of three or better will be granted up to six semester units (nine quarter units) of college credit. The number of units (and how they meet specific academic requirements) are provided in the following chart. If the content covered by an examination duplicates other credit awarded, the units will be adjusted from the amount indicated.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

Visual/Performing Arts

1

0

History

1

0

English

4

0

Math

3

0

Science

2

0

Science Lab

2

0

Social Studies

1

0

Foreign Language

2

0

Academic Electives

1

0

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 89.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 34.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

480 - 590

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

490 - 610

ACT Composite

17 - 25


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

3

6

ART 105C

All

3-D Art and Design

3

6

ART 105D

All

Art History

3

6

ART 103A, ART 103B

All

Biology

3

6

BIOL 104

All

4

6

BIOL 105

All

Calculus AB

3

6

MATH 105 or 109

All

Calculus BC

3

6

MATH 105 or 109, MATH 110

All

Calculus BC: AB Subscore

3

6

MATH 105 or 109

All

Chemistry

3

6

Physical Universe with lab

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

6

GE area C Humanities

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

6

GE area D Social Science

All

Computer Science A

3

6

CS 111

All

Computer Science Principles

3

6

GE area B Mathematics & Quantitative Reasoning

All

Drawing

3

6

ART 105B

All

English Language and Composition

3

6

GE Area A Written Communication (ENGL 104)

All

English Literature and Composition

3

6

GE Area A Written Communication (ENGL 104) and GE Area C Humanities

All

Environmental Science

3

6

GE area D Social Science, GE area B Physical Universe w/lab

All

European History

3

6

GE area D History or GE area C Humanities

All

French Language and Culture

3

6

--

All

German Language and Culture

3

6

GE area C Humanities

All

Human Geography

3

6

GE area D Geography (GEOG 105) and Diversity & Common Ground (Non-Domestic)

All

Italian Language and Culture

3

6

GE area C Humanities

All

Japanese Language and Culture

3

6

GE area C Humanities

All

Latin

3

6

GE area C Humanities

All

Macroeconomics

3

6

GE area D Economics

All

Microeconomics

3

6

GE area D Economics

All

Music Theory

3

6

--

All

Physics 1

3

6

GE area B Physical Universe plus lab

All

Physics 2

3

6

GE area B Physical Universe plus lab

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

6

GE area B Physical Universe plus lab

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

6

GE area B Physical Universe plus lab

All

Psychology

3

6

PSYC 104

All

Seminar

3

6

--

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

6

GE Area C Humanities (SPAN 106)

All

4

6

GE Area C Humanities (SPAN 107)

All

5

6

GE Area C Humanities (SPAN 207)

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

6

GE Area C Humanities (SPAN 107)

All

4

6

GE Area C Humanities (SPAN 207)

All

Statistics

3

6

Mathematical Concepts & Quantitative Reasoning (STAT 109 or STAT 108)

All

United States Government and Politics

3

6

Political Science, Government & Legal Institutions (INST 2)

All

United States History

3

6

History (INST 1) or Humanities

All

4

6

History/HIST 110 or HIST 111 (INST 1) or Humanities

All

World History: Modern

3

3

GE area D History or GE area C Humanities

All

4

3

GE area D History or GE area C Humanities

All

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Literature

50

6

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

50

3

Biology

50

3

Calculus with Elementary Functions

50

4

College Algebra

50

3

College Mathematics

50

3

English Literature

50

6

Financial Accounting

50

3

French I

50

3

French II

62

3

German I

50

3

German II

63

3

History of United States I

54

3

History of United States II

54

3

Humanities

50

3

Information Systems and Computer Applications

50

6

Introductory Business Law

50

6

Introductory Psychology

50

3

Introductory Sociology

50

3

Natural Science

50

3

Pre Calculus

50

4

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3

Principles of Management

50

6

Principles of Marketing

50

6

Principles of Microeconomics

50

3

Social Sciences and History

50

3

Spanish I

50

3

Spanish II

66

3

Western Civilization I

54

3

Western Civilization II

54

3

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 57.0%

% of loans / jobs : 43.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 100.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 88.0%

% Judged to have need : 88.0%

% that were offered aid : 88.0%

% that had need fully met : 10.0%

% of need met : 71.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $14,670.00

Avg non need-based aid : $560.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $10,222.00

Avg need-based loan : $5,727.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $23,028.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Mar 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Peggy Metzger

Financial aid office phone : (707) 826-4321

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): --

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): $396.00

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Athletics

State/District Residency

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Athletics

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$7,863.00

$7,863.00

$7,863.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$19,743.00

$19,743.00

$19,743.00

Room and board:

$13,562.00

$13,390.00

$4,610.00

Books and supplies:

$1,010.00

$1,010.00

$1,010.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$2,160.00

$2,160.00

$2,160.00

Transportation expenses:

$1,140.00

$1,140.00

$1,140.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$25,735.00

$25,563.00

$16,783.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$37,615.00

$37,443.00

$28,663.00

Important cost information from the school: Humboldt State participates in the Western Undergraduate Exchange - Students living in one of the 16 WICHE regions pay tuition of $8614 plus fees noted above.

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Basketball

Available

Available

Cross-Country

Available

Available

Rowing (Crew)

Available

Soccer

Available

Available

Softball

Available

Track and Field

Available

Available

Volleyball

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 60

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 70

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 70

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 30

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Statement of good standing from Prior Institution(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 6,031

Transfers admitted percentage: 89.0%

Transfers admitted: 5,397

Transfers enrolled percentage: 14.0%

Transfers enrolled: 849

Students who applied for transfer from 2 year schools: 90.0%

Students who applied for transfer from 4 year schools: 10.0%

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Transfers accepted as

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Special Requirements

If all subject requirements have not been completed in high school, appropriate college courses may be used to make up missing subjects. Nonresidents must meet specific eligibility index. Non-California residents must have at least 2.4 cumulative grade point average.

For International Students

Admission for International Students

International Application Due for Fall 2021: Apr 30

Application fee: $70.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $19,743.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $13,562.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $13,390.00

Additional estimated expenses: $2,000.00

Costs per credit hour: $396.00

Financial Aid

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: 88

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 85

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

English as a Second Language Program On Campus for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser