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
6,443
Undergraduates
2,739
Men - 42.5%
3,705
Women - 57.5%
540
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
9% of 16,335 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
April 30
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.23
SAT Math
533 average
480-590 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
553 average
490-610 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
21 average
17-25 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $27,778
Out-of-state: $39,658
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $7,858
Out-of-state: $19,738
Room and Board
$15,610
Average Percent of Need Met
76%
Average Freshman Award
$14,670
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$23,028
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
243
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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Not reported Population
17,726
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
28% 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
1.2%
Asian
2.7%
Black/African-American
3.3%
Hispanic/Latino
35.5%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
6.8%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.3%
White
44%
Unknown
6.1%
International Students
1.2% from 36 countries
First-Year Students Returning
75.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
17.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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