Arcata, CA
Humboldt State University


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This school was a huge waste of time and money. I had a scholarship so I was tied to this school, but I hated every minute of...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

This school was a huge waste of time and money. I had a scholarship so I was tied to this school, but I hated every minute of it. There is nothing to do in the area and the students are very niche. The on campus housing is absolute garbage(there were a couple rats in my building), and there is a huge housing problem in the area so many students become homeless since on campus is a lottery system. There is a huge drug problem with the locals and students. You’ll see crackheads on campus and there’s no security or police in sight. The buildings are deteriorating and outdated. This past year they cut lots of program’s budgets in half(at least). There is no school spirit for sports and all of our teams suck. Go Jacks!

myzanne
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The campus is stunning. The beach is not too far and the red woods are every where you look. Coming from Oregon, I feel very ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The campus is stunning. The beach is not too far and the red woods are every where you look. Coming from Oregon, I feel very at home. The people are so kind and welcoming. I'll never get over how cute the down town is. Humboldt is known for it's science programs and it definitely lives up to that. Because there is so much untouched nature surrounding the campus, the opportunities are endless. I'm so glad I picked this college to attend. Class sizes aren't huge so I feel like I'll achieve a more personal connection with my professors.

Chelsea
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I love HSU. I was a great learning opportunity in a beautiful region of Northern California. If anyone is interested in Nat...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love HSU. I was a great learning opportunity in a beautiful region of Northern California. If anyone is interested in Natural Resources, Wildlife or Forestry I highly recommend it since you have a forest and other outdoor areas so close to study in. My major was very hands on and I learned so much. I love HSU and the whole area around it.

Taylor
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Humboldt State is a very cultural and nature loving school. We use our nearby beaches, forests and on campus wildlife area t...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Humboldt State is a very cultural and nature loving school. We use our nearby beaches, forests and on campus wildlife area to help out our students with their classes that include what their major is. We are also a very green campus and we love to take care of the earth and make sure we all recycle or have reusable water bottles instead of plastic ones. Our campus is also into getting involved with the different cultures and the clubs that are behind each and every one whether it is joining a club or supporting that club when they have important activities going on.

Cherokee
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Clear, starry night skies and refreshing forest air along with diverse humans is what I am embraced in at Humboldt State Univ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Clear, starry night skies and refreshing forest air along with diverse humans is what I am embraced in at Humboldt State University. While studying for classes, you cannot forget that you are a human on this Earth only once. The forest and the delightful people remind me of this. And to be able to attend a university that reminds a person that he or she is a person, a human body with a soul, is a blessed thing. I'll tell you something: Academics are not a top priority for me, school is not one of my values. So if you, dear reader, are not a scholarly student either, but you do value knowledge, then I recommend Humboldt State University. And if you do not plan on attending this school, then I highly recommend visiting Arcata, or some other far-from-the-city place. Connect back with your spirit, with Mother Earth, with the Universe.

Erik
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When college first became a consideration, Humboldt was always my first choice, but my family would still not let me attend w...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

When college first became a consideration, Humboldt was always my first choice, but my family would still not let me attend without at least a visit to tour the campus. It was everything i thought it would be. Beautiful, friendly, small, and surround by the most amazing giants. The community forest is my favorite part about the campus itself. Being a wildlife conservation and management major, there is no better opportunity for such a resource. The wildlife program in and of itself is also great. There is overall concern and respect for nature throughout the wildlife department, and I truly feel that I belong there. The class sizes make it easy to get up close and hand on experience with the wildlife we all hope to work with and help preserve. So few schools in California offer such a program, so it really is dream to be attending this school. The housing can use a bit of work, but the price is reasonable which allows individuals such as myself in need of financial assistance to attend college. Overall, Humboldt is a quiet little school out in almost the middle of no where, but the opportunities they provide through higher education and quality programs has had a big impact on my future aspirations.

Eva
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The environment is beautiful and people are great. It is a very welcoming university and it does its best to express equality...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The environment is beautiful and people are great. It is a very welcoming university and it does its best to express equality among everyone despite its lack of diversity. The scenery is perfect for studying and taking in a breath of fresh air. However, housing is a very big problem most people do not know about. There are more students than housing spaces and finding housing off campus is not easy either.

Juliet
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There are a lot of internal issues within the university and the surrounding city. There is potential to be great but the eco...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

There are a lot of internal issues within the university and the surrounding city. There is potential to be great but the economy is so poor that there is not a lot of movement unless one is involved in the medical marijuana industry, which the majority of students like me aren’t. It’s a beautiful area and I love it here but there is a big list of things that could be improved.

Mitzi
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Humboldt State is a great University; especially if you love being in the outdoors. The campus is full of life and everyone I...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Humboldt State is a great University; especially if you love being in the outdoors. The campus is full of life and everyone I have met so far, including the professors, are extremely kind. What I absolutely adore is the fact that the university is literally next to the community forest which is filled with never ending outrageous, beautifu,l redwood trees.

Emily
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I am honestly really enjoying my time at Humboldt State. The amount of student ran activism(both socially and environmentally...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I am honestly really enjoying my time at Humboldt State. The amount of student ran activism(both socially and environmentally) is inspiring and influential. Because of students standing up for what they believe in, HSU is both sustainable and welcoming to everyone. We have meatless Mondays(no meat sold in the cafeteria on Mondays to cut back the amount of energy and resources used to produce it), plastic water bottles are banned on campus, and we recycle and compost. This school is also very socially and racially diverse; you will meet a lot of spunky, individual, welcoming people here! The main selling point is the natural beauty that HSU and Arcata provide. Surrounding rocky beaches and our very own redwood forest backyard makes for lots of adventures and opportunities to be outside. I feel comfortable on campus and feel that the professors, counselors, and other staff genuinely want me to succeed. I am in classes with on average 30 students, making my learning experience more personal and less stressful. We do have a lot of rainy days here, but the beautiful weather we do get makes those cold days worth while. Come join me at HSU!

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

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