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Study at Humboldt State University

The main campus of Humboldt State University occupies nearly 144 acres, and was established on June 16, 1913 as a teacher's college. This public educational institution, situated in Arcata, California, serves more than 1, 000 postgraduates and nearly 6, 000 undergraduates at present. HSU offers 12 Master's programs and various credential programs to its students. The sports teams of the university are named the Lumberjacks and the university mascot is Lucky Logger. HSU has men's and women's soccer, cross country, volleyball and basketball teams. American poet Raymond Carver, former Major League Baseball catcher Jack Fimple, former NFL running back Wendell Hayes and former power lifter Danny Herrera are famous alumni of this university.

Profile of Humboldt State UniversityArcata, California is home to Humboldt State. Arcata is a self-contained town. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Humboldt State go up to the Master's degree.

Course Topics

Students commonly pursue studies in science, art studies, liberal arts, and conservation and resource management.

Humboldt State Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 460. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 450 and 570.

Humboldt State has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

Humboldt State has 7, 773 enrolled students .

Student Life
The school offers students meal plans. Humboldt State values student athletics, and belongs to the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.

Humboldt State Tuition and AffordabilityThe school is a relative bargain, with lower tuition and fees than most schools offering similar degrees.

Humboldt State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts544liberal arts and sciences, English, interdisciplinary studies, history, geography, anthropology, political science, sociology, . . .
Conservation and Resource Management183wildlife management, environmental studies, conservation, natural resources policy, forestry, fisheries sciences, environmental science
Science177biology, zoology, geology, chemistry, physics, botany, oceanography
Therapy and Counselling106psychology
Art Studies102art studies
Business and Management73business management
Family and Social Work56social work
Nursing and Emergency Medicine48registered nursing
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy39health and physical Education
Religion and Philosophy31philosophy, religion
Engineering20environmental engineering
Drama and Performing Arts18drama
Computer Science and Engineering14information technology, computer science
Education and Teaching14industrial arts teaching, Education
Landscaping and Horticulture10range management
Contact: Humboldt StateHumboldt State University

1 Harpst Street

Arcata, California 95521-8299

General Phone: (707) 826-3011


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