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Arcata, California

Humboldt State University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Humboldt State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
76.8%
Admission Difficulty for Humboldt State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Humboldt State University and can I get accepted? The school has a 77% acceptance rate ranking it #82 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 8,414 out of 10,957 applicants were admitted making Humboldt State University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 64 percent. Humboldt State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 12% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Humboldt State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
970-1170
Applicants Submitting SAT
90%
SAT Scores for Humboldt State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 970
SAT Scores for Humboldt State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1170
Average SAT Score 1070

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Humboldt State University?

Humboldt State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 66 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 970 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 870. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1070 out of 1600. The school ranks #51 in California for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 90 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Humboldt State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1170 and Above Good >85%
1070 to 1170 Avg + 77%-85%
970 to 1070 Avg - 66%-77%
870 to 970 Reach 54%-66%
Less than 870 Low <54%
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Humboldt State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
36%
ACT Scores for Humboldt State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Humboldt State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Humboldt State University?

Admission data indicates that Humboldt State University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #55 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 36 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Humboldt State University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Humboldt State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >85%
21 to 24 Avg + 77%-85%
18 to 21 Avg - 66%-77%
15 to 18 Reach 54%-66%
Less than 15 Low <54%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.21
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into Humboldt State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Humboldt State University was 3.21 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #65 in California for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.21 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Humboldt State University accepts 77% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Humboldt State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 11% Good
3.50 to 3.75 13% Good
3.25 to 3.50 20% Good
3.00 to 3.25 25% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 30% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

78% of Humboldt State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Humboldt State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 11%
Top 25% of class 39%
Top 50% of class 78%
Bottom 50% of class 22%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

Humboldt State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,686 4,271 10,957
Accepted 5,320 3,094 8,414
Acceptance Rate 80% 72% 77%
Enrolled 614 437 1,051
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 12% 14% 12%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Nov 30, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Nov 30, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Humboldt State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Humboldt State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Humboldt State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

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

Frequently Asked Questions

90% of students submit their SAT scores to Humboldt State University. 36% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

77% of those who apply are granted admission to Humboldt State University. Admission competition is and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 970 and 1170. 90% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 24. 36% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.