Humboldt State Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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Humboldt State University Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of 77%, Humboldt State is accessible to many. Students with test scores and grades above average have a good chance of being admitted; those with volunteer/work experience, strong writing skills, and a range of extracurricular activities have an even better chance. To apply, students can use the California State University system's application. Additional materials include high school transcripts, SAT or ACT scores, and letters of recommendation. Check out Humboldt's admissions website for more information.

Admissions Data (2016):

Humboldt State Description:

Humboldt State University is the northernmost of the schools in the California State University system. Its location in Arcata sits alongside a redwood forest and overlooks the Pacific Ocean. Students have easy access to hiking, swimming, kayaking, camping and other outdoor activities in this ecologically rich corner of Northern California. The university has a 21 to 1 student / faculty ratio and offers its undergraduates 47 bachelor's degree programs. In athletics, the Humboldt State Lumberjacks compete in the NCAA Division II California Collegiate Athletic Association. Popular sports include basketball, soccer, cross country, football, rowing, track and field.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 8,503 (7,982 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 44% Male / 56% Female
  • 94% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $7,209 (in-state); $18,369 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,660 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,638
  • Other Expenses: $2,444
  • Total Cost: $23,951 (in-state); $35,111 (out-of-state)

Humboldt State Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 81%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 73%
    • Loans: 60%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $9,650
    • Loans: $5,542

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Art, Biology, Business Administration, English, History, Journalism, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Nursing, Psychology, Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 71%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 7%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 15%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 46%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Basketball, Soccer, Track and Field, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Rowing, Softball, Soccer, Cross Country, Volleyball, Basketball, Track and Field

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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