Humboldt State University

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world rank  688

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Established in 1913, Humboldt State University is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the rural setting of the large town of Arcata (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), California. Officially accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, Humboldt State University (HSU) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 9,000-9,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Humboldt State University (HSU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 107 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. HSU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym HSU
Founded 1913
Motto Light and Truth
Colours Green and gold

University Location

Address 1 Harpst Street
Arcata
95521-8299 California
United States
Tel +1 (707) 826 3011
Fax +1 (707) 826 6190

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
International
students
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
Minority Serving Hispanic-serving Institution
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is neither required nor recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is neither required nor recommended
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office 1 Harpst Street
Arcata 95521-8299
(707) 826 4402
(866) 850 9556

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 9,000-9,999
Academic Staff 500-599
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation None

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Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities I
Size & Setting Four-year, medium, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile Very high undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences plus professions, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Special Focus: Two-Year Institution

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Humboldt State University's Library
Humboldt State University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 430,727 physical volumes, 29,602 physical media, 1,630 digital/electronic medium and 191 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
Humboldt State University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 2,049 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

WASC Senior College and University Commission


Year of first Accreditation

1949


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • California State University System
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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Online Courses

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Open Education Global

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