Arcata, CA
Humboldt State University


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Recent Reviews

Alejandra
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

It's a hit or miss, find a good college that offers a wide range of the classes for the major the student is interested in. S...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

It's a hit or miss, find a good college that offers a wide range of the classes for the major the student is interested in. Sometimes it works other times it doesn't a student can always transfer out if they are not satisfied.

What's unique about your campus?

The teachers in my department are engaging, esay to talk to and extremely helpful not only in the classroom but with life outside and after college. They prepare students to meet requirments for grad schools and looking for jobs after they are graduated. Most schools only focus on the teaching but never preppare the student for life after college, here at Humboldt they do, at least in my department.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The amount of weed and alcohol consumed by students at all levels. The disregard for finacial responsibility especially for those like myself who don't get a free ride and have to work hard just make it by.

Bryan
Describe the students at your school.

The best way to describe my classmates in the anthropology department would be to say that we all worked together to learn th...

Describe the students at your school.

The best way to describe my classmates in the anthropology department would be to say that we all worked together to learn the material and help each other succeed in the classes.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My advice to you is to not limit yourself to whatever campus you choose. Travel abroad or take a semester or two at a different university. ALL schools have some kind of oppurtunities available to you as a student to broaden your horizens and I advise you to take full advantage of them. It may seem like a lot of money to study on a different continent, but it can be surprisingly affordable if you just talk to your school's representatives about what they have to offer you.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

I brag about how all my professors know who I am and that we are located in the most beautiful scenery California has to offer!

Eric
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Visit campuses. You need to visit them in order to truly get a feel for what they are like. Be careful of what other students...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Visit campuses. You need to visit them in order to truly get a feel for what they are like. Be careful of what other students say about the campus, they are only one opinion. If it feels right to you, then it probably is. Get involved on campus. Join clubs and try new things.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

that i should try new things. Lots of things up here are unfamialiar to me, such as outdoor recreation... but now that im doing it, im having so much fun and wish i had tried it earlier.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

people open to new cultures and experiences. People looking for a warm community atmosphere. People who dont mind being away from the city.

Joan
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Visit the school before going there, and try to spend the night and go to some classes. This allows you to get a feeling of w...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Visit the school before going there, and try to spend the night and go to some classes. This allows you to get a feeling of what it would be like to go to school there. Also, don't go if you hate the weather there.

What's unique about your campus?

Everyone is extremely environmentally and socially concious.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

How grey the weather is almost all of the time.

Valerie
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Don't go to a school just because of its location and make sure you will know at least one person going there just so you can...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Don't go to a school just because of its location and make sure you will know at least one person going there just so you can have someone to turn to. Most of all, it's not going to be anything like it's portrayed in the movies. Most of us lead pretty boring, routine lives.

What kind of person should attend this school?

someone who is really into the whole hippy attitude and likes to shun others who aren't that into it.

Stephanie
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Open-minded campus with many diverse students.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Open-minded campus with many diverse students.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell prospective students and parents to visit the campus that they want to attend or thier son/daughter wants to attend. If you think it is a right fit for you, then go there. If it is not, then move on to another. For example, I wanted a college that had very hands-on classes. I am also a very outdoorsy person. So, when I heard about Humboldt State University, where many of your classes have you walking in the redwoods, which are right next to the campus, I was hooked. Any school is going to have people who party, people who always study, etc. So, it is up to you to make the most of the college you go to; meaning, not just your social life, but your classes as well. Study hard and do the best that you can, but also make sure that you take the opportunity to experience different cultures and ideas from your own. Push your comfort levels, you will not regret it.

What's unique about your campus?

The redwood forest is right up against the campus. The beach is not far away. It is beautiful!

Nick
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

My school is a very diverse, open, and intellectual place located in a quiet small town of California.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

My school is a very diverse, open, and intellectual place located in a quiet small town of California.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are made up from every race, religion, and background.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Do whatever you feel is right at the time, and everything will work out.

Brittany
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are all very different and all the ones I have met have been incredibly friendly!

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are all very different and all the ones I have met have been incredibly friendly!

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would definitely visit the campus, sit in on quite a few classes related and not related to your major. Walk around the campus, get a feel for the type of people who inhabit the city or town, visit the actual city you would be living in and eat dinner there or something. Figure out how far away from home you are and if it feels like it's too far, too close, or just right. Try and work out the social life on campus by asking students about it and figure out if that will suit your wants and needs. Also, look into the study abroad program, transfer programs, and possible clubs you could join because you never know, you might get a little bored with college life in your homeland. Overall, just go with what feels right academically, socially, and physically. And above all, realize these are the best years of your life, so get ready to have some fun!!

What kind of person should not attend this school?

If you aren't tolerant of other people and their choices in life, then you shouldn't attend Humboldt State.

Danielle
Describe the students at your school.

Very Friendly and very open minded

Describe the students at your school.

Very Friendly and very open minded

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The right college kind of picks you. When you walk around campus you just feel at home, even if you are six hours away from your home town. The people around you make you feel comfortable and let you be yourself. To make the most of the college experience, you need to be open to try things. If you have a paper due on a Tuesday, and all your friends want to go hiking on Monday you just need to say yes sometimes. College isnt necessarily about the school work, even though it is a big part. College is about finding yourself, through the help of friends and experiences.

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  • Tuition & Fees
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