Arcata, CA
Humboldt State University


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Recent Reviews

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

HSU is a great place to be a marine biology major, there's so much biological diversity.

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

HSU is a great place to be a marine biology major, there's so much biological diversity.

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

Live at home or with roommates. Start at a community college and then go on to a 4 year school, pick a great school for your major, one preferably with smaller class sizes.

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

The price of parking is $ 157.5 per semester which is a lot for a state university and I'm sick of the food.

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

Humboldt is not only a school, but a community filled with opportunities in dance, music, adventuring and a friendly atmosphe...

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

Humboldt is not only a school, but a community filled with opportunities in dance, music, adventuring and a friendly atmosphere to live in.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Humboldt is best known for its liberal attitudes and environmentally conscience movements towards a greener world.

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

To mitigate the significance of choosing the right college would be like leaving the apples out of apple pie. This is the first step of many in determining one's college experience. However, it is easy to place an immense amount of weight upon such a decision. There is no possible way to sum up a quick, do-it-yourself recipe for selecting a college. Students are not a bunch of apples on a tree waiting to be pruned, peeled, and shoved into a perfect pastry. Each individual has different tastes, different sights and goals. The importance rather, should be placed on knowing yourself inside and out. A student needs to recognize what they want to get out of the college experience and what kind of atmosphere will be most conducive for it. Parents, on the other hand, have a tricky role to play as well. Not only do they have to watch their perfect little apples fall off the tree, they know they cannot be there to catch them, to guide them along the way. Be supportive with what your young adult chooses; if they know themselves well, any environment has potential for growth and inspiration.

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

just make sure that you are open to many new experiences and people

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

just make sure that you are open to many new experiences and people

What kind of person should attend this school?

a very open minded environmentally conscious person who i swilling to adjust to a small town.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

it is too far away from where i grew up.

Alex
Describe the students at your school.

Very friendly, outgoing and very open to helping others.

Describe the students at your school.

Very friendly, outgoing and very open to helping others.

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

Preparing finacially as best they can other than that every else falls into place.

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

At least some people and how often drugs are used.

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

it's very small and in a very different enviroment then the schools i applied to in southern california

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

it's very small and in a very different enviroment then the schools i applied to in southern california

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

go and visit any and every college you apply and are thinking about going to, and make sure you check out your housing options. you'll never know if a school really fits unless you've been on campus and experienced it.

What kind of person should attend this school?

anyone who is open to trying new things and getting away from the hustle and bustle of big cities.

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

Liberal, envviromentally friendly, and outdoorsy.

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

Liberal, envviromentally friendly, and outdoorsy.

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

First look at location and will that location allow you to still participate in activities you enjoy outside of school. You want to be able to do something you enjoy outside of school, if you like to surf it will be harder to do that in a land locked location. Also, will that location aid in your major, if you are a marince science major, again, you dont want to be land locked. Look at climate, do you enjoy living in the snow, rain or constant sun. Everything is what you make it, and you have to be happy with your enviroment before you can focus on school.

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

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