Humboldt State University, founded in 1913, is a comprehensive, public university. Set between redwood groves and the Pacific Ocean, 275 miles north of San Francisco, it is a highly acclaimed campus of choice. It tends to attract students who are adventurous and self-reliant. The intimacy of the 7,400-student campus mirrors the sense of community along California's north coast. In this small-town atmosphere, students get involved and learn they can make a direct, positive difference in the lives of others. The grand, natural setting of forests, rivers, ocean beaches, sand dunes and mountain ranges provides a remarkable array of resources to students, from art to zoology. Its 161-acre campus is located in Arcata.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
5,181
Undergraduates
2,125
Men - 41%
3,037
Women - 58.6%
548
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
91% of 7,025 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
April 30
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.33
SAT Math
548 average
500-608 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
581 average
520-653 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
26 average
22-29 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $24,856
Out-of-state: $36,476
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $7,864
Out-of-state: $19,484
Room and Board
$12,540
Average Percent of Need Met
68%
Average Freshman Award
$13,026
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$23,200
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
226
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
8%
10-19
24%
20-29
32%
30-39
15%
40-49
9%
50-99
10%
Over 100
3%
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Arcata Population
18,044
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
27% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Lumberjack
Sororities
1% of women participate
Fraternities
1% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.7%
Asian
3.4%
Black/African-American
4.3%
Hispanic/Latino
25%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
9.8%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.7%
White
51.3%
Unknown
2.9%
International Students
1.2% from 35 countries
First-Year Students Returning
73.7%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
20.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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