Arcata, CA
Humboldt State University


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Recent Reviews

Eva
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...

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!

Alexa
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Middle of nowhere. Geographically isolated. This school is really its own world. you need to build and work to keep friendshi...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Middle of nowhere. Geographically isolated. This school is really its own world. you need to build and work to keep friendships alive or else it can be a lonely place (middle of the woods) Small town, limited food options, racist (mostly white), limited employment and living situations. a good school for science but thats about it. Hippies, potheads, and science nerds- welcome to humboldt state. bring a rain jacket, s.a.d. can be a bitch.

Leah
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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.

Minerva
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The campus is great and small, which makes it really easy to get to one place to another. The staff and students here make ev...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The campus is great and small, which makes it really easy to get to one place to another. The staff and students here make everyone welcomed, which makes me feel safe about the school. There are also many opportunities at HSU that you can get access to that you never thought was available.

natalia
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think Humboldt State University is a great school, the scenery is incredible, the students get involved, bring new students...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think Humboldt State University is a great school, the scenery is incredible, the students get involved, bring new students into conversations and look after each other. This school is very engaging in the well being of students and gives students a chance to excel

Cindy
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love it here!! Humboldt State University was basically my first choice school. I love that it is such an environmentally in...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love it here!! Humboldt State University was basically my first choice school. I love that it is such an environmentally involved school. We try our best to keep the school as Green and Resourceful as possible. The community is very friendly and welcoming as well. And like it is enforced here at school, "you are welcome here, hate is not". I love HSU.

Kimberly
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Its a great school

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Its a great school

Details

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

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