Arcata, CA
Humboldt State University


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

Getting a feel for the school environment is a big deal when it comes to choosing which school is best for you. A picture is ...

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

Getting a feel for the school environment is a big deal when it comes to choosing which school is best for you. A picture is not always enough, so it is a really good idea to visit the schools you are interested in , as well as some you might not feel so stronly about. Visit the areas aroung the schools too. Just because the school is beautiful doesn't mean the area around it is. Think about if you would feel comfortable leaving campus and going into town. Another thing I would suggest is not to choose by convenience (i.e. close to home, close to work, etc.) because continuing education is the most important thing at that stage of anyone's life. Take out loans if you have to. You want to get the best education you can, not the most convenient one.

What's unique about your campus?

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.

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

The dorms are full of drama. I wish I had lived off campus instead of in the dorms my first two years. It's kind of hard to get into the dorms after freshman year, although they have started building a new set of dorms for 2010.

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

Visit the colleges you apply to, so you can find the one that feels the best for you. Ask current students how they like it, ...

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

Visit the colleges you apply to, so you can find the one that feels the best for you. Ask current students how they like it, ask them about the academics, the social aspects of campus, ask about everything. Don't rely on pamphlets or online information, get it first-hand. Also make sure the campus has a good program for your specific major-- like some schools have much better science programs than others.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

it is in the middle of nowhere. airfare is expensive to get home or the drive is very long. there aren't malls or clubs or a big city around

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

Never make any commitments you don't have to: contracts, leases, etc... College is hard enough, you need room to make easy c...

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

Never make any commitments you don't have to: contracts, leases, etc... College is hard enough, you need room to make easy changes to be comfortable.

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

nobody makes new friends... but being in the dorms helps.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

Everyone does drugs or smokes or drinks... often all three. It's hard to make friends if you're not a partier.

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

Talk to students--REAL students. Don't always trust other students and faculty whose sole job is to recruit you. Get in there...

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

Talk to students--REAL students. Don't always trust other students and faculty whose sole job is to recruit you. Get in there and find the perks and the dirt. Chances are you'll get answers that are much closer to the truth. And to succeed in college, always ask questions. Don't just settle for information that's given to you. Work for more!

What's unique about your campus?

It is greener than a lot of other schools. The school is based more about the surrounding natural area and giving back to the community. I love to volunteer here because it's a small town and I feel like I can make a difference.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who is (1) ecologically aware and socially responsible (2) loves nature (3) loves small towns (4) artistic (5) enjoys science

Lauren
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Marijuana and environmental science unfortunately.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Marijuana and environmental science unfortunately.

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

Look into financial aid and hidden fees for out of state schools. Make sure you know what the requirements are to gain in state tuition so that the school can't spring any surprises on you. It may seem like a no brainer but it tends to be swept to the way side.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The prevelancy of drug culture. It gives the entire region and population a stigma.

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

Definitely research the surrounding area first. When I found out about my school, I didn't check to see what stores were nea...

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

Definitely research the surrounding area first. When I found out about my school, I didn't check to see what stores were nearby. I just knew that it was beautiful, had lots of trees and wildlife. Not much else. I'd also consider all the majors. I didn't think I'd change my major since I had an idea of what I wanted to do in 5th grade. I'm thinking about changing my major now. Even if you think you're absolutely sure, it can change. I wanted to change my major my first semester. As far as dorm life goes, you'll definitely want a bathrobe. I've gotten locked out after showers... Also, if you're going to bring a car to school, and your school is far away, research gas prices.

What's unique about your campus?

It has smaller classes. My biggest class was maybe around 150, and that's very rare. The smallest class I've ever had was about 15 students. I have friends at other schools with their class sizes in the hundreds.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

There's not a whole lot to do for fun. There's the beach, but it's cold and windy all the time. And it rains a lot. There's a mall, but it's in the next town. I think that's why so many students binge drink for fun. There's really not much else to do. I play video games, so I can do that anywhere with a computer. I still like going shopping though.

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

It's about as far away as I could get from home without leaving the contiguous U.S.

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

It's about as far away as I could get from home without leaving the contiguous U.S.

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

Watch the weather for the local area for a few months to give you the best idea of the climate. Let your kids go where they want, but make them get their own loans and make sure they work at least 12 hours a week.

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

That it rains a shitload during the fall, winter and spring months.

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

I think the biggest thing that i think seperated Humboldt from other schools was that it was the very things i love about the...

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

I think the biggest thing that i think seperated Humboldt from other schools was that it was the very things i love about the college. It is a smaller campus, and the people here are very interested in being environmentally responsible.

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

Finding a college is just like making any other choice in life. You never know for sure what life is going to hand you, but the best thing you can do is to make a deciscion, based on your judgement, of what you want in life. It's all about setting a goal and enjoying yourself along the way. That goal you set is a decision based on your view of what you want out of life. And the thing is, when you set that goal, you never know for sure if it's the right choice, but by learning to trust yourself, and knowing who you are can greatly impact your choice and role you have in making yourself. Isn't that what college is about? Learning and expanding your knowlege on class material is very important; however learning and knowing yourself is just as important. So my advise for students looking for a school, is to trust yourself with what you want you want out of life. Even if you feel like you don't know what you want, take the time to think about it, and pick which direction you feel is best.

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

I love how close knit the community is here. The school is small so you make friends easier, and the proffessor knows you by first name. Smaller classes make me feel more comfortable than a large lecture hall, and working in groups in class is very common. People take the time to help you when you have a problem and you never feel out of place. Also, the environmentally conscious mindset is what i love most about Humboldt State University.

susana
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Their science classes and environmental programs

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Their science classes and environmental programs

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

visit the school first and visit during the fall or spring (not summer). see what majors they offer, extra curricular activities, student life, sit on a class that you are thinking of major in.

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

There's a forest near by. It's a small place but very nice. It's a very chill atmesphere. You meet vey interesting characteres.

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

Go with your first choice, go where feels good, not where other poeple think feels good for you.

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

Go with your first choice, go where feels good, not where other poeple think feels good for you.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who wants to learn about themselves.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

People from southern california who want to be there and continue their lifestyle here.

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  • Tuition & Fees
  • $7,209
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  • 77%

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