Humboldt State University

Arcata, CA

Questions and Answers

Jesse B.
4 months ago
How does HSU combat racism and promote diversity?
Leah R.
4 months ago
What sorts of recreational activities are available for students to participate in on or near campus?
Jessica A.
5 months ago
Has HSU continued to offer internships, labs, and work-study programs during the pandemic?
Jessica A.
5 months ago
What makes HSU stand out amongst similar California colleges?
Jessica A.
5 months ago
What is the relationship between students and faculty generally like at HSU?
Cynthia M.
6 months ago
Does HSU allow students to double-major, and if so, what would that process look like?

Academic details

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
21 to 1
Less Selective (77% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

Diversity statistics

43% White
33% Hispanic
6% Multiracial
4% Black
3% Asian
1% Native
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Common Careers

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

General / Operations Manager75k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)72k
Environmental Engineer70k
Wildlife Biologist69k
Research Associate, Biotechnology69k
Executive Director67k
Civil Engineer66k
Based on 3,136 student responses
47.3kAvg. Early Career Pay
90kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
55%in High-Meaning careers
18%in STEM careers

Financial Snapshot

Average Financial Breakdown
Average grant for incoming freshmen
Average Pell Grant
Average Federal Loans

Average Institutional Grant
Average Total Loans
Published tuition and fees (Out of state)
$19,744 / year
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