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Humboldt State University

Arcata, California

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Overview

Student Population
6,612
Humboldt State University overview
Location Arcata, California
Online humboldt.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Remote Town
Humboldt State University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Arcata, California, Humboldt State University is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 10,198 prospective students applied, and 8,683 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 546 enrolled in the school.  5,644 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 968 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $5,742 plus fees of $2,116. Humboldt State University is ranked 721 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

4/10
Overall
5/10
Academics
5/10
Resources
4/10
Outcomes
3/10
Value

Humboldt State University is rated within the lower 39% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Moderate
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SAT 970/1190
ACT 17/25
GPA 3.33
Applications Accepted
85.1% 
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Applications Due Jun 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $70

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Annual Cost to Attend

California Resident Tuition
$5,742
In State Costs for Humboldt State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,010
Other Fees$2,116
Room and Board $13,390
Budget for Other Expenses$3,300
Total One Year Cost$25,558
Out of State Resident Tuition
$17,622
Out of State Costs for Humboldt State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,010
Other Fees$2,116
Room and Board $13,390
Budget for Other Expenses$3,300
Total One Year Cost$37,438

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$39,000 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
40% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Humboldt State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Natural Resources Conservation 12%
Visual and Performing Arts 11%
Social Sciences 10%
Biology 9%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 8%

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

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