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Humboldt State University

Arcata, California

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Overview

Student Population
7,972
Humboldt State University overview
Location Arcata, California
Online humboldt.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Remote Town
Humboldt State University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Arcata, California, Humboldt State University is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 15,178 prospective students applied, and 13,989 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 823 enrolled in the school.  7,148 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 824 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $5,742 plus fees of $2,122. Humboldt State University is ranked 890 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

4/10
Overall
5/10
Academics
4/10
Resources
4/10
Outcomes
2/10
Value

Humboldt State University is rated within the lower 35% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Humboldt State University within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Moderate
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SAT 970/1200
ACT 17/25
GPA 3.21
Applications Accepted
92.2% 
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Applications Due Jun 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $70

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Annual Cost to Attend

California Resident Tuition
$5,742
In State Costs for Humboldt State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,820
Other Fees$2,122
Room and Board $13,120
Budget for Other Expenses$2,540
Total One Year Cost$25,344
Out of State Resident Tuition
$17,622
Out of State Costs for Humboldt State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,820
Other Fees$2,122
Room and Board $13,120
Budget for Other Expenses$2,540
Total One Year Cost$37,224

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$39,000 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
40% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Humboldt State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Natural Resources Conservation 12%
Visual and Performing Arts 11%
Social Sciences 10%
Biology 9%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=115755 IPEDS survey data for Humboldt State University.

Current students may use the Humboldt State University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.