Humboldt State University

Humbold State University (locally known as HSU) is located in Arcata, California – farther north than any other California State University System (CSU) campus. HSU is situated next to a magnificent redwood forest and has breath taking views of the Pacific Ocean and Humbolt Bay. Positioned nearly 280 miles north of San Francisco and 8 miles west of Eureka, Humboldt State University is known for the remoteness of its location and the beauty of its natural surroundings.

General Information

Admission Office
One Harpst Street
Arcata, CA 95521-8299
(707) 826-4402
(866) 850-9556
Fax: (707) 826-6190
hsuinfo@humboldt.edu
Contact: Scott Hagg
Director of Admissions and Student Recruitment
Main Address
One Harpst Street
Arcata, CA 95521-8299
(707) 826-3011
www.humboldt.edu
Size
Total undergrads: 6,869
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,191
Degree-seeking undergrads: 6,685
Graduate enrollment: 931

Setting
Rural setting
Large town (10,000 – 49,999)
Residential campus
Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee
College has an application fee: Yes
Regular application fee: $55
Online application fee: $55
Enrollment Rates
Percent applicants admitted: 75%
Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 73%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $3,843 $4,148 $5,171 $5,750 +11.20%
Books and Supplies $1,314 $1,470 $1,528 $1,528 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $8,522 $8,972 $9,510 $9,986 +5.01%
Other $3,177 $3,180 $3,256 $3,726 +14.43%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $8,269 $8,550 $9,088 $9,564 +5.24%
Other $3,430 $3,602 $3,678 $4,148 +12.78%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $16,856 $17,770 $19,465 $20,990 +7.83%
In-state Off Campus $16,856 $17,770 $19,465 $20,990 +7.83%
In-state with Family $5,157 $5,618 $6,699 $7,278 +8.64%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 729 62%
Grant or scholarship aid 552 47% $4,348,001 $7,877
• Federal grants 382 33% $1,731,849 $4,534
• Pell grants 378 32% $1,437,779 $3,804
• Other federal grants 324 28% $294,070 $908
State and local government grant or scholarships 378 32% $841,443 $2,226
Institutional scholarships or grants 452 39% $1,774,709 $3,926
Student loan financial aid 544 47% $2,461,119 $4,524
• Federal student loans 543 46% $2,249,782 $4,143
• Other student loans 21 2% $211,337 $10,064

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 1307 171
Agriculture, General 6
Range Science and Management 6
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 7
American Indian/native American Studies 7
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 123 10
Biology/biological Sciences, General 80 10
Botany/plant Biology 17
Zoology/animal Biology 26
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 81 19
Business Administration and Management, General 81 19
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 51
Journalism 51
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 12
Computer Science 5
Information Technology 7
Education 9 12
Education, General 12
Technology Teacher Education/industrial Arts Teacher Education 9
Engineering 22
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering 22
English Language and Literature/letters 76 13
English Language and Literature, General 57 13
Rhetoric and Composition 19
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 29
French Language and Literature 8
German Language and Literature 5
Spanish Language and Literature 16
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 58
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 58
History 49
History, General 49
Human Services, General 34 31
Social Work 34 31
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 129
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 129
Mathematics and Statistics 16
Mathematics, General 16
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General 50
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 50
Natural Resources and Conservation 145 41
Environmental Science 31 20
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management 19
Forestry, General 25
Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other 27
Natural Resources/conservation, General 21
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management 43
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 39 3
Health and Physical Education/fitness, General 39 3
Physical Sciences 29
Chemistry, General 8
Geology/earth Science, General 9
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical 6
Physical Sciences 1
Physics, General 5
Psychology 62 23
Psychology, General 62 23
Social Sciences 156 15
Anthropology 39
Economics, General 14
Geography 29
Political Science and Government, General 37
Social Sciences, General 4 7
Sociology 33 8
Visual and Performing Arts 124 4
Art/art Studies, General 87
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts, General 18 4
Music, General 19
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Range Science/Management B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
Native American Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art – General B
Dance B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology B
Botany B
Zoology B

Business, Management, & Marketing
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B

Communications & Journalism
Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Sciences/Systems B

Education
Early Childhood Education B
Elementary Education B
Physical Education B
Trade/Industrial Education B

Engineering
Engineering Science B

English Language & Literature
English Composition B
English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature
French B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Kinesiotherapy B
Nursing (RN) B

History
History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics
Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Global Studies B
Intercultural/Multicultural/Diversity Studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Studies B
Fishing/Fisheries B
Forestry – General B
Natural Resources & Conservation – General B
Natural Resources Management/Policy B
Wildlife/Wilderness Management B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Health/Physical Fitness B
Parks/Leisure Facilities Management B

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry B
Geology B
Oceanography B
Physical Sciences – General B
Physics B

Psychology
Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services
Social Work B

Social Sciences
Anthropology B
Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:
    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma
*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.
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