Humboldt State University

1 Harpst Street, Arcata, CA 95521-8299

About Humboldt State University

Humboldt State University is classified as a college or university with a medium-sized master’s program. Colleges and universities with a medium-sized master’s program typically award between 100 and 199 master’s degrees and less than 20 research doctorate’s during the academic year. This large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 3,000 to 9,999 students. Approximately half of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and fewer than 25% of undergraduates reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% of its bachelor’s degrees within the arts and sciences fields. No graduate degrees are awarded in fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards master’s degrees in at least one professional field. Master’s degrees are also awarded in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences. According to data for fall enrollment, at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Transfer students make up at least 20% of entering undergraduates. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution. Over 90% of the student body are enrolled as undergraduates.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate7,295
Student Age% Under 2575%
 % 25 and Over25%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time89%
 % Part-time11%
Race/Ethnicity% White54.4%
 % Black3.0%
 % Asian3.8%
 % Latino12.9%
 % Native American1.7%
 % Race Unknown23.0%
 % International student1%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyPerforming Arts
Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted84%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled18%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingNeither required nor recommended
 College Prep CoursesRequired
 Letter of RecommendationNeither required nor recommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRecommended
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Neither required nor recommended
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT91%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT36%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800590 / 800
 SAT Math460 / 800570 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite19 / 3625 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$55
 Graduate Application Fee$55
 In-State Tuition & Fees$5,750
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$16,910
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid62%
 % Undergraduates with Loans47%
 % Undergraduates with Grants47%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,528
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$9,986
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$9,564
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,726
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,148
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,148

Neighborhood Data for the Arcata Area

Median Age27.4
Median Household Income$31,815
Total Population17,118
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total47.9% 52.1%
 Age 0-964.0%36.0%
 Age 10-1750.2%49.8%
 Age 18-2438.1%61.9%
 Age 25-2958.2%41.8%
 Age 30-3957.7%42.4%
Race/Ethnicity% White81.4%
 % Black2.7%
 % Asian3.1%
 % Latino12.2%
 % Native American4.8%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.0%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals per week can vary
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$9,986
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$9,564
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$793
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $5000.0%5.6%8.3%
 $500 to $74972.0%60.8%0.0%
 $750 to $9990.0%21.6%35.6%
 Over $100028.0%12.0%34.6%
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