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Founded in 1913, Humboldt State University. is a Public college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 7,982 full time undergraduate students, and 521 full time graduate students.
The Humboldt State University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 22:1. There are 299 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Humboldt State University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at HSU are considered Less Selective, with ,58% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 10 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
78% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 39% were in the top quarter, and 11% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Humboldt State University.
110 Students rated on-campus housing 3.1 stars. 7 % gave the school a 5.0.
120 Students rated off-campus housing 2.9 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
136 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.
139 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.
139 Students rated class size 4.2 stars. 49 % gave the school a 5.0.
137 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.
136 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.
139 Students rated academics 4 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.
47 Students rated Humboldt State University
As a postbaccalaureate student, I think I have a unique view on Humboldt State University, now called Cal Poly Humboldt. This school is set within a lovely campus and values the cultural uniqueness of the native land upon which it was built. I am a local to the university's set-in-the-redwoods location and believe in the connections that the school makes with its surrounding K-12 schools, foundations, businesses, etc. There are strong ties that Humboldt University holds with the native community and with the larger Humboldt County, CA communities as well. I came back to the Humboldt Campus, having gotten my bachelors in child development several years earlier, to continue as a post bac in secondary education, fine arts and teaching credential student.
What I found when I returned was the familiarity of a community-based campus and professors that listen to students. I am a first generation college graduate, as neither of my parents went to college. I am also the youngest of seven children and the only one of my siblings with a four-year university education. I have found the HSU professors to be welcoming, supportive, and communicative, which was super important for me as a first generation student and continues to be as I further develop my professional education. The professors are engaged with each other and with students, which I believe is super important for a successful learning community. I also returned to find that the college was working on updating facilities and developing their programs. I am happy to have returned to this campus for further studies.
Humboldt was a school in transition while I was attending. There were a lot of changes happening that had both good and not so good results. One of the biggest issues that I had with some of these changes was the increased class sizes, due to the unlimited enrollment. Humboldt tends to be very inclusive, I haven't heard of anyone getting rejected, but in that same vein they were also actively recruiting new and transfer students while also not increasing course availability or number of instructors. This led to a lot of potential fire hazards with overfull classrooms. However, even through some of the more annoying aspects of going to a school that is bursting at the seams, is the huge amount of space available both on and off campus to study, relax, and enjoy the gorgeous scenery. I would not change anything about my time there, and I continue to view it with the greatest amount of awe and fondness.
I love the easy access to hiking trails, but there's not much else I can say I really like. Some professors are really nice and care about their students, some professors are hard or impossible to get in touch with. Some professors are really lax in their grading style and don't give a lot of constructive feedback to learn from; others are energetic about learning and exploring as much as possible.
I will say that the clubs aren't good. There's some old guy in almost all of them, and it feels predatory to see so many old men that are just there that don't work for HSU and aren't students. Some clubs are overcrowded, and some don't have a lot of actual students.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Humboldt State University is 77%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
If I was able to go back in time and give advice to my senior self, I would definitely tell myself not to stress out too much about making a decision. It may seem like it is very important to go to a well known university, but when it is all boiled down, everyone is getting a college education. My senior year,I was more worried about the name of the school then anything else. I thought, "What would people think of me if I went to this school?" Now, I realized that college is what you make of it. I doesn't really matter what campus you go to, the important part is the experiences you will have.
The teachers are the best part of HSU. Their doors are alwaysopn to students. They are always willing to give extra help to hose who need it . They understand circumstances come up where class is missed or assignments are not turned in and they give reasonable time to makeup work.
Small, community oriented college, in a rural setting, that focuses on the students individually and tries to connect them to faculty.
There isn't much that I really needed to know. But if I had to pick one thing, it would be that the people despite how crazy they may look are nice and very friendly. There is the feeling of love and peace in Humboldt. Rather than being scared to go out and make new friends because of all the new and different people, I should have been open and confident in myself and those around me.
Generally open-minded and unique individuals, there are always exceptions at all colleges.
Location. Located far away from any city. Would have liked more diverse culture here, or closely accessible.
Someone that love nature, art and science. Our school has its own redwood forest, tons of outdoor activities every week, and has amazing science labs. Someone that also isnt afraid of rain, becuase it rains almost every other day.
The financial aid process.
Environmental sensitivty and the Green Pledge--to promis, upon graduation, to take the knowledge gained at HSU and use it to improve the condition of the world.
To attend HSU you should be a person who likes the outdoors and doesn't mind walking a lot. Due to the great variance in elevation accross the campus it helps if you like stairs and hills too. The typical student either is an artist in some form or has great appreciation for the arts but is also environmentally concious. Also, a big part of coming to Humboldt is accepting the rains. If you don't like being in colder, rainy weather Humboldt probably is not for you.
people look you in the eye and smile. and not everyone has a cell phone. that says something about the quality of connections people have on campus.
the quality of education I receive.
Every where you go you see Nature Lovers, and Musicians. So it is easy to conclude that the most popular stuff the students do are socialize, adventure, and have an all around great time.
It's basically a nice beautiful college within 5 minutes of an amazing walk through the community redwood forest, with really nice (and left-winged) population of students. It's big enough that I feel like I'll always have someone new to meet, and small enough that most of my classes don't have more than 50 students. If you're worried about how the stoner rep affects academics, don't be: the academics here are just like any other colleges, with the exception of academic departments, which I hear are more intimate and get to know their students more closely. So far, it seems like a lot of the freshman like me aren't too familiar with the town outside. But people seem really friendly. There are often people at the plaza, and the town doesn't really close down until later since it's a college town. Sports aren't great.
Well, I mean plenty of them are stoners. But I'm not one of them, and there are plenty of other people that aren't, enough that I suppose if you wanted you could avoid that population altogether (although I don't know about you, but stoners are pretty low on my priority list of people to avoid).
The professors I've had have all been very friendly and approachable. Of course, that isn't a lot, but this is the only review on unigo right now, so you have to deal with my inexperienced opinion. You'll get to know professors a lot better it seems once you declare your major and take classes in that major. Students here study a medium amount, but it's still up to you to drive yourself to do your work. I guess it's nice to know that there are other students suffering with you though. I just declared my major in music, and I'm really excited to start classes next semester for it! The department is lacking in enough talent to be very competitive, but it's a nice atmosphere. I'm looking into being a music ed major so it doesn't really matter for me. The professors in the department are really nice for the most part, although there are a few eccentrics.
That they are all stoners-- that's the main and only stereotype I can think of.
The stereotype? It fits a percentage of the student body. Going to school in one of the largest marijuana producing counties in the world comes with a reputation that everyone who goes there would be tie-dyed and dread-locked. But that is so untrue for the majority of Humboldt's population, most of us are clean, focused, and keep healthy.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
81% of students
attending Humboldt State University receive some sort of financial aid.
54% were awarded federal grants.
While 59% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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