Humboldt State University

Humboldt State students enjoy an extraordinary college experience, taking small classes taught by professors who know them by name. They live and learn near ancient redwood forests, mountains and beaches. The university is located 275 miles north of San Francisco in the town of Arcata.

  • Average Tuition USD 34,536
  • Acceptance Rate 77%
  • Students 8,485
  • International Students 1.1%
  • Total Annual Cost USD 52,464
  • Campus Setting Rural

School Description

Humboldt State University (HSU) is the northernmost California State University (CSU) campus. Every year, students from around the world come to HSU for a high quality education and to live in a friendly, safe and welcoming environment.

HSU is renowned nationally and internationally for its academic excellence, intensive research and unique programs. Our small class sizes allow students to receive personalized attention and support. HSU has outstanding natural science and resources programs, and also excels in the areas of business, humanities and liberal arts. HSU consistently ranks among the top regional colleges in publications such as U.S. News & World Report. The Princeton Review ranks Humboldt State a Best Western College.

International students can explore this unique area and enjoy a vibrant college town located in the heart of California's beautiful northern coast. Our beautiful location, safe campus and academically excellent programs make HSU one of the most appealing schools in California.

Master Programs

  • 1 Harpst St, Arcata, CA 95521, United States

    Applied Anthropology

    USD 16,052 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual knowledge of Anthropology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human language, culture, societies, biological and material remains, biology, and the behavior of primates.

  • 1 Harpst St, Arcata, CA 95521, United States

    Business Administration

    USD 16,052 Tuition Fee

    Humboldt State University offers a full-time Master of Business Administration program. This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human resource management and behavior; accounting, purchasing and logistics; organization and production; marketing; and business decision-making.

  • 1 Harpst St, Arcata, CA 95521, United States

    Environmental Systems

    USD 16,052 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Environmental Systems. The program offers courses that focus on the study of water resource management, fish and wildlife ecology, ecological restoration, sustainable resource extraction, environmental monitoring, and environmental policy. Students are required to choose one of three degree concentrations, which are: Environmental Resources Engineering, Geology, and Energy Technology and Policy.

  • 1 Harpst St, Arcata, CA 95521, United States

    Kinesiology

    USD 16,052 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Kinesiology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of motor behavior, exercise physiology, biomechanics and neuroscience.

  • 1 Harpst St, Arcata, CA 95521, United States

    Natural Resources

    USD 16,052 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Natural Resources. The program offers courses that focus on research, design, and implementation of natural resources. Students can choose one from four concentration options, namely: Environmental Science and Management; Fisheries; Forestry; Watershed and Wildland Sciences; and Wildlife.

  • 1 Harpst St, Arcata, CA 95521, United States

    Social Science – Environment & Community

    USD 16,052 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Social Science in relation to the environment and community. The program offers courses that focus on the study of economics; political science; human geography; demography; management; psychology; sociology; anthropology; archaeology; jurisprudence; history; and linguistics.

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  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 597

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.50
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 80
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00
  • Minimum incoming GRE 300
  • Minimum incoming GMAT 500
  • Average SAT Score 985

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          • Testimony
            , Physical Science

            An experience worth retelling!I grew up in Arcata and like many of my friends chose Humboldt State University as the launching ground for what would eventually become a strong career in high-tech. As locals we knew exactly what HSU had to offer, a level of quality and intimacy that was unparalleled. During my time at HSU I was given ample opportunity to explore different career paths. The support I received along the way provided a pressure-free atmosphere to ultimately pick the path that was right for me. There are many influential people who played a big role in my experience - Dr. Carol Lasko (Chemistry), Dr. Vithal Patel (Calculus) were among the best. Upon graduation I was fortunate to receive a job with Sun Microsystems who was recruiting on campus. I am forever grateful for my experience at HSU and would recommend the university to anyone. Your college experience is what you make of it. Take advantage of the opportunity HSU provides you and you'll do well in your career.

          • Testimony
            1976-1978, English

            Frontier to a JourneyThey say we learn our destiny in college. HSU gave me experiences that melded together into a foundation for my ideals. When an art teacher told me I was not dedicated enough to be an artist, I pushed harder. I became better. As an artist, admiration was the carrot that I chased. the bulk of my memories of HSU are the teachers, each with unique offerings to guide me on to adulthood. Secondly, I fondly remember the terrain of the campus; it was home for a couple years. Walking, biking, lots of time outdoors. There were fern flowered corners where one could find peace and quiet. There were opportunities to follow the cause of the day, to make a difference in the world, to take a stand. In these things, one finds meaning and purpose. As HSU evolves with the passing of time, I believe students choosing HSU will find a rich and memorable experience. This unique college community, combined with the naturally beautiful surroundings can offer meaningful guidance...

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            1999-2003, Environmental Resource Engineering

            HSU, one of the best educations you can get!HSU typically has smaller class sizes and much more availability to teachers and staff than the larger CSU schools. We were conditioned to work together as well as alone, and gave me a great sense to management without having to take a class in it.