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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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