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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.

Website: www.humboldt.edu/

Public
Co-ed
6,443
Undergraduate
Students
(57.5%) 3,702 Women
(42.5%) 2,741 Men
540
Graduate
Students

Admission

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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Money Matters

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
71%
Average Freshman Award
$14,670
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$23,028
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
243
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 8% of classes
10-19 students: 24% of classes
20-29 students: 32% of classes
30-39 students: 15% of classes
40-49 students: 9% of classes
50-99 students: 10% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes
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Campus Life

Arcata Population
17,726
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
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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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
1.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.7% Asian
3.3% Black/African-American
35.5% Hispanic/Latino
6.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
44.0% White
6.1% Unknown
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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