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Humboldt State University

Humboldt State University
Humboldt State University
One Harpst Street
Arcata, CA 95521-8299

Official telephone: (707) 826-3011
Toll-free telephone: (866) 850-9556
Fax number: (707) 826-6190
Email: hsuinfo@humboldt.edu

Website: www.humboldt.edu

Admissions

Screen last updated on: January 27, 2016

The admissions information below is valid for the 2015 academic year.

Humboldt State University

Admissions Office

Admissions officer:
Steven Ladwig,
Director of Admissions
Contacting the office:
707 826-4402
866 850-9556 (toll free)
707 826-6190 (fax)
hsuinfo@humboldt.edu

First-time Freshman Application Process & Requirements

Is there an application deadline for fall?
yes
Priority filing date for fall:
October 31
Final filing date for fall:
November 30
Freshmen are accepted for terms other than fall:
no
Application fee:
$55
Can the application fee be waived?
yes
Are refunds available on the application fee?
no
Is the Common Application form accepted?
no
Supplemental forms required for those using Common Application:
no
Admissions requirements:
Minimum eligibility index of 3000 for SAT Reasoning (718 for ACT) required of in-state applicants; minimum eligibility index of 3402 for SAT Reasoning (822 for ACT) required of out-of-state applicants. In-state applicants with minimum 3.0 GPA and out-of-state applicants with minimum 3.6 GPA eligible regardless of test scores.
High school graduation is:
required, GED is accepted
A general college preparatory program is:
required
Campus visit is:
recommended
Interview is:
neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview:
not available
Standardized test requirements:
SAT or ACT required of some, SAT Subject Test not used
School's test preference:
no preference
Aside from admissions, test scores are used for:
placement
Dates test scores should be received:
January 15 for SAT/ACT
High school units required or recommended:
English:
4 required, 4 recommended
Foreign language:
2 required, 2 recommended
History:
1 required, 1 recommended
Lab:
2 required, 2 recommended
Math:
3 required, 3 recommended
Science:
2 required, 2 recommended
Social studies:
1 required, 1 recommended
Academic electives:
1 required, 1 recommended
Other:
1 required, 1 recommended
Total:
15 required, 15 recommended
Special programs/policies for applicants not normally admissible:
EOP
School has formalized early decision program:
no
School has early action program:
no
School has concurrent enrollment program for high school:
no

First-time Freshman Selection Process

Academic criteria:
  • secondary school report very important
  • class rank not considered
  • recommendations not considered
  • standardized test scores very important
  • essay not considered
Nonacademic criteria:
  • interview not considered
  • extracurricular activities not considered
  • particular talent/ability not considered
  • character/personal qualities not considered
  • alumni/ae relationship not considered
  • geographical residence considered
  • state residency considered
  • religious affiliation/commitment not considered
  • minority affiliation not considered
  • volunteer work not considered
  • work experience not considered
Admissions is need blind:
yes
Average secondary school GPA:
3.2
Percent of freshmen who submitted GPA:
99%
Percent of freshmen who submitted class rank:
58%
Average SAT:
505 verbal, 489 math, 489 writing
Average ACT:
21 English, 21 math, 21 composite
Combined ACT middle 50% range:
18 - 24
Test taken by majority of applicants:
SAT
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted SAT scores:
93%
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted ACT score:
38%

Undergraduate Notification for Fall Term

Notification of admission:
on a rolling basis
Acceptance of admission:
must accept by May 1

First-time Freshman Enrollment

Number of completed applications received:
11,912
Number of applicants offered admission:
9,119 (77%)
Number of applicants offered admission who enrolled:
1,386 (15%)
School has a waiting list policy:
no
Percent of freshmen who came from public schools:
80%
Percent of freshmen who came from out of state:
6%
Room deposit amount:
$500, partially refundable until July 14.
Admission may be deferred:
yes, up to 1 term


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