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Humboldt State students enjoy an extraordinary college experience, taking small classes taught by professors who know them by name. They live and learn near ancient redwood forests, mountains and beaches. The university is located 275 miles north of San Francisco in the town of Arcata.

  • Average Tuition USD 19,556
  • Acceptance Rate 58%
  • Students 8,323
  • International Students 1.42%
  • Total Annual Cost USD 36,487
  • Intakes August, mid-January
  • Application Deadline April 1,October 1
  • Transfer yes
  • Campus Setting Suburban

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School Description

Humboldt State University (HSU) is the northernmost California State University (CSU) campus. Every year, students from around the world come to HSU for a high quality education and to live in a friendly, safe and welcoming environment. 

HSU is renowned nationally and internationally for its academic excellence, intensive research and unique programs. Our small class sizes allow students to receive personalized attention and support. HSU has outstanding natural science and resources programs, and also excels in the areas of business, humanities and liberal arts. HSU consistently ranks among the top regional colleges in publications such as U.S. News & World Report. The Princeton Review ranks Humboldt State a Best Western College. 

International students can explore this unique area and enjoy a vibrant college town located in the heart of California's beautiful northern coast. Our beautiful location, safe campus and academically excellent programs make HSU one of the most appealing schools in California.

  • 01Ranked #15 for public regional universities in the Western U.S.
  • 02Designated "Best in the West" and a "Green College" by the Princeton Review
  • 03Live and learn in Humboldt County, ranked the second most desirable county to live in by the Washington Post

Bachelor Programs

  • 1 Harpst St, Arcata, CA 95521, United States
    USD 16,994 Tuition Fee

    Anthropology

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual knowledge of Anthropology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human language, culture, societies, biological and material remains, biolog more
  • 1 Harpst St, Arcata, CA 95521, United States
    USD 19,556 Tuition Fee

    Art

    This program offers a wide range of courses that focus on the study of art history; art theory and criticism; performing arts; 2D art; 3D art; digital art; photography, and architectural modelmaking. The degree program more
  • 1 Harpst St, Arcata, CA 95521, United States
    USD 16,994 Tuition Fee

    Biology

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recombinant more
  • 1 Harpst St, Arcata, CA 95521, United States
    USD 16,994 Tuition Fee

    Botany

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Botany. The program offers courses that focus on plant physiology, plant ecology, plant molecular biology, plant evolution, and more

Rankings

  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 754
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 625

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.60
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 71
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00
  • Average SAT Score 985

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    Financial Aid & Scholarship

    International students can apply for a $2,000/year International Student Scholarship.

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    Established in 1913

    Considered by most as one of the best universities on the West Coast.

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