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Humboldt State University Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Humboldt State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
85.1%
Admission Difficulty for Humboldt State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Humboldt State University and can I get accepted? The school has a 85% acceptance rate ranking it #83 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 8,683 out of 10,198 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 moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 68 percent. Humboldt State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 6% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Humboldt State University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Humboldt State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
970-1190
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 610
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1190
Average SAT Score 1080

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Humboldt State University typically prefers 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 860. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1080 out of 1600. The school ranks #40 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Humboldt State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1190 and Above Good >91%
1080 to 1190 Avg + 85%-91%
970 to 1080 Avg - 77%-85%
860 to 970 Reach 66%-77%
Less than 860 Low <66%
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Humboldt State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-25 
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 17
ACT Scores for Humboldt State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 25
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 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 13 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 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #44 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 36 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Humboldt State University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Humboldt State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >91%
21 to 25 Avg + 85%-91%
17 to 21 Avg - 77%-85%
13 to 17 Reach 66%-77%
Less than 13 Low <66%
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Humboldt State University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.33
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Humboldt State University?

Applicants require above 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 3.33 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #67 in California for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.33 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Humboldt State University accepts 85% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Humboldt State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
4.0 12.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 12.0% Good
3.50 to 3.74 16.0% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 19.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 18.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 20.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 3.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

71% 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 5%
Top 25% of class 31%
Top 50% of class 71%
Lower 50% of class 29%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Humboldt State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,935 4,263 10,198
Accepted 5,117 3,566 8,683
Acceptance Rate 86% 84% 85%
Enrolled 334 212 546
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 7% 6% 6%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
12

Applicants have 12 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Humboldt State University is $70.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Humboldt State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Humboldt State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
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.

FAQs

Does Humboldt State University prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into Humboldt State University?

85% of those who apply are granted admission to Humboldt State University. Admission competition is and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Humboldt State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 970 and 1190. 90% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Humboldt State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 25. 36% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.