Humboldt State University


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Humboldt State University

In-state Tuition

$3,172 / year

Out-of-state Tuition

$10,822 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

August 1

Application fee


    Museums & Art

    Natural History Museum, Telonicher Marine Lab, the Coral Sea research vessel



    • Students are not required to take a computer course.
    • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
    • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

    Campus Resources

    • 336 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, library, student center

    Student accommodations

    • Email accounts are available to all students.
    • Internet access is available to all students.
    • Student web-pages are permitted.
    • Online class registration is available.
    • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

    Wireless Internet Hotspots

    • Wifi is available in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in some classrooms, in computer labs, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing



    nonremedial tutoring, women’s center, day care, health service, health insurance


    reading, math, writing, study skills


    career, personal, veteran student, academic, psychological, birth control


    on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, interview training

    Campus Safety

    24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

    Campus Life



    • The school offers housing for students.
    • 20% of students live in school housing.
    • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

    Types of housing available

    • 20% of housing units are Singles.
    • 60% of housing units are Doubles.
    • 17% of housing units are Triples.
    • 3% of housing units are Apartments.
    • In total, there are 21 housing buildings.

    Room Accessories

    • 100% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
    • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
    • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


    • 100% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
    • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
    • Popular events on campus: International Education Week, Campus Dialogue on Race, Indigenous Peoples? ? ? Week, Take Back the Night, Black History Month, Native American Cultural Activity Day, Cinco de Mayo, Homecoming Weekend, Family Weekend, Diversity Conference, Asian Pacific Heritage Week
    • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society
    • In total, there are about 168 organizations on campus.
    • Honor societies: National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Pi Kappa Delta, Psi Chi, Xi Sigma Pi
    • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Bahai Club, Campus Crusades for Christ, Hillel (Jewish Student Union), Koinonia, Latter-Day Saint Student Association (LDSSA), Lutheran College Fellowship (The Path), Newman Center, Pagan Awareness Network, Solid Rock, Vine, Zen meditation group of HSU;
    • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) American Indian Alliance, Asian Pacific American Student Alliance, Black Student Union, Gamma Alpha Omega Sorority, Global Connections, Latinos Unidos, Queer Student Union, Queens of Distinction, Women’s Resource Center, The Legacy, South Asian Student Association, Movimiento Estudiantil de Aztlan, Multicultural Center
    • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Adopt a Brother, Alt Club/Green Wheels Club, Ambassadors of Humboldt, American Fisheries Society Student Subunit(HSU), American Indian Alliance, American Indian Science and Engineering Society, American Sign Language Club(HSU), Anime and Manga Club, Anthropological Society, Arabic Nedy, Art Business Club, Art History Association, Art of Living, Arts and Music Festival, Asian Pacific American Student Alliance, Associated Students, Association of Student Sculptors, Bahai Club, Baseball, Bicycle Learning Center, Bike Club, Billards Club(HSU), Biology Graduate Student Association, Boldtz Soccer(The), Books Building Bridges, Botany and Native Plant Club, Business and Economics Club, Campus Girl Scouts, Campus Recycling Program, Capoeira Club, Cartographic Society of HSU, CCAT (Campus Center for Appropriate Technology), Cellular Molecular Biology, Cheer Club(Humboldt), Chemistry Society, Chess Club(HSU), Child Development Association, Circle K, Circus of Humboldt, Club Cubano, Club de Espanol, Collegiate Music Educators National Conference, Computing Science Club, Conservation Unlimited, Culinary Arts Club, Delta Phi Epsilon, Democrats of HSU, Demolishion Dance Squad, Design Association, Ducks Unlimited Student Chapter, Emerging U. S. Green-build Commitee(Lost Coast Chapter), Engineers Without Borders, Environmental Resources Engineering Student Assoc. (ERESA), Ethnic Studies Collective, FAARE, Fantasy Gamers Guild, Fencing Club, Forestry Club, Gamma Alpha Omega Sorority, Geographic Society, Geology Club(HSU), GIS and Remote Sensing Club, Global Connections, Graduate Environment and Community Club, Greek Council, Green Campus Program, Hemp Club, History Club, HOP (Humboldt Orientation Program), Independant Music, Indian Teacher Educational Personnel Program (ITEPP), Industrial Technology Club, International Cultural Festival, International Short Film Festival, Jammers League, Jewelry and Metals Club, Juggling Society, Koinonia, KRFH Radio, Lacrosse (Men), Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Laughing Club, Lindy Hop Club, Look Beyond the Box, Lumberjack Paintball, M. E. Ch. A, Marching Lumberjacks, Mathematics Club(HSU), MBIRA, Middle Eastern Dance Club, Model Arab League N’Finite Moves, National Organization for Reform of the Marijuana Laws, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Natural Resource Club, Network of Resistance, Nursing Club, Oceanography Society, Operation U-Turn, Phi Kappa Phi, Philosophy Club, Photography Club, Physics Club, Pi Kappa Delta, Poetry League, Pre-Medical Association, Proda G Dance Team, Psi Chi, Psychology Club, Rangeland Resources and Wildland Soils Club, Rec Club(HSU), Redwood Chapter of Interpreters, Religious Studies Club, Renewable Energy Student Union, Residence Hall Association, Rowing Association (Mens Crew), Rugby (Men), Rugby (Women), Salsa Club, Service Learning Club, Snowboarding Club (HSU), Social Work Student Association, Society of American Foresters Student Chapter, Society of Creative Anachronism, Society Of Women Engineers, Sociology Students Association, Solid Rock, Solutions Club, Stitch ‘N Bitch, Student Association For Fire Ecology (SAFE), Student California Teachers Association Student Communication Association, Student Naturalist Club, HSU, Student Theatre Ensemble, Students For Community Food, Students for Environmental Advocacy and Defense, Sustainable Campus Task Force, Sustainable Entrepreneurs Network, Table Tennis Society (HSU), Ultimate Disc (Men), Ultimate Frisbee (Women), United States Institute of Theatre Technology (USITT), Upward Bound Alumni, Veterans, Volleyball (Men), Vox-Voices for Planned Parenthood, Wilderness Club, Wildlife Graduate Student Society, Xi Sigma Pi, Youth Educational Services (YES), Zombie Club;
    • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Lumberjack (weekly), Humboldt State News|online (daily)


    • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): San Francisco, CA (280), McKinleyville (7)
    • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Redding (150)
    • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Arcata (1)
    • Public transportation serves the campus.
    • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.


    • School employment is available.
    • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

    Greek Life

    • There are 2 fraternities
    • 0 fraternity houses
    • There are 2 sororities
    • 0 sorority houses


    • Army ROTC: Not offered
    • Navy ROTC: Not offered
    • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
    • Additional Policies

      class attendance policies set by individual instructors

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