Arcata, CA
Humboldt State University


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Recent Reviews

Daniel
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

This school is very heavy into science. Anything regarding animals, or the environment. Yet it is also heavy on art. The art ...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

This school is very heavy into science. Anything regarding animals, or the environment. Yet it is also heavy on art. The art is very "other worldly" It's very surreal and different art. There are so many students I know who know a great amount of trivia about animals or the environment. Also people who are wanting to be challenged in terms of their social and political status may want to come here to get out of their comfort zone and try something new.

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

Honestly I would say that the most critical thing is to NEVER let money be an issue. If there is a college that one likes, that person should in turn research it and visit it and determine if he would want to go there. I feel like a good education is much more important than money. Education is an investment, why not make it happy thing? Why not make it some place that you would LOVE to spend the next four or five years at. This applies to both students and parents! Also, students always find out who your true friends are and then stick with them and bond. These friendships will be long lasting friendships, people that you will know potentially the rest of your life. It's critical for the first couple years too because you will get home sick. It's hard to let go of the past and you will need strong and loyal friends to accompany you on your journey through college. My last bit of advise is don't wait! Do it now! the future is now. College is the time to take risks and discover. Use this time wisely!

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Fake people. This is a campus in which a lot of people are really comfortable in their own skin. Don't come here if you are fake. Also people who are looking for a big city experience. This is a very nature oriented place and will not find nearly as much city life as city people would hope for. People who are set in their beliefs and aren't openminded. There are a lot of people who have opinions up here and they're not in the least afraid to show it.

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

Think about what the best environment for succeeding in college looks like. Is it a huge school where your teachers won't k...

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

Think about what the best environment for succeeding in college looks like. Is it a huge school where your teachers won't know who you are, or a small school where your teachers will? Will life off campus be so crazy that you as a student will never get any school work done, or will it be chill enouph where you can go out, have fun, but still be able to pull yourself away when you need to get your work done. And will you have opportunities to be involved? Good Luck?

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

I tell them how oftne I am enjoying the outdoors and seeing live music.

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

An isolated liberal-arts school filled with lazy people.

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

An isolated liberal-arts school filled with lazy people.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

It's pretty isolated (which isn't a good thing), but everyone is very friendly. I came here after being fed-up with the southern California university I had attended.

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

Talk to people who are currently attending the school. Since they're currently experiencing what life is like at that campus right now, they're the best people to guide you in terms of what you're looking for.

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

Understand that college is a time for change, pick a university that is different, welcoming, and make sure to visit before committing. Be open to knew topics of interests, listen to the locals and gain as much knowledge from the elderly as you can. College professors are your friends and there to listen.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Liberal , green friendly, smart, and self driven.

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

i would have to say that they should go with their first choice and not think about it twice, as well as look for surrounding...

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

i would have to say that they should go with their first choice and not think about it twice, as well as look for surroundings of the campus that is always important.

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

the awesome surroundings and the way people are.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

so far, from the time i have been attending HSU nothing has really been frustrating.

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

Make sure you visit all of the ones you're interested in and take a walk around town. Talk to people that you see and you wil...

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

Make sure you visit all of the ones you're interested in and take a walk around town. Talk to people that you see and you will generally get a good feel of the place. Unless you're going to a certain school based off sports or scholarship, you should really go to whatever place makes you feel excited or at home.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who is very liberal and environmentally concerned, interested in the sciences.

Holly
Describe the students at your school.

Similar to me. Many people that attend have similar views and aspirations.

Describe the students at your school.

Similar to me. Many people that attend have similar views and aspirations.

What's unique about your campus?

environmentalism is present everywhere. Composting areas in the dorms and around campus with the CCAT house that is living proof about living sustainably. Many majors are focused on our climate change and how to combat that.

Amy
Describe the students at your school.

Open minded kind people.

Describe the students at your school.

Open minded kind people.

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

Making the most is definitley key, have a positive attitude. Visit the places first if you can.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who is willing to learn truths about political and social issues. Someone who is open minded. Someone fun and who loves the outdoors.

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

choose the school that fits you. choose a school that you will be comfortable in and a school that you can afford.

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

choose the school that fits you. choose a school that you will be comfortable in and a school that you can afford.

What's unique about your campus?

the environment, and the surroundings of the campus. it's very beautiful. i love the weather. and the people her are very nice.

What kind of person should attend this school?

a very open mined person. someone who is interested in learning new things in new ways. someone who enjoys the outdoors, and is social. someone can adjust to new environments, and changing atmsphere. someone who has a moderate to high tolerance for diversity.

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  • Enrollment
  • 7,982
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $7,209
  • Acceptance rate
  • 77%

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