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Humboldt State University

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

Official telephone: (707) 826-3011
Toll-free telephone: (866) 850-9556
Fax number: (707) 826-6190


Student Life

Screen last updated on: December 18, 2016

Student Profile

Total undergraduates:
3,645 men, 4,597 women, 8,242 total
Full-time undergraduates:
3,377 men, 4,333 women, 7,710 total
Part-time undergraduates:
268 men, 264 women, 532 total
Total graduate students:
198 men, 350 women, 548 total
Full-time graduate students:
135 men, 247 women, 382 total
Part-time graduate students:
63 men, 103 women, 166 total
Average age of full-time undergraduates:
U.S. region where majority of students come from:
Percent of full-time U.S. undergraduates from out of state:
First-year student enrollment breakdown:
0.8% American Indian or Alaskan Native 2.7% Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino 3.4% Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino 43.9% Hispanic/Latino 0.1% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino36.7% White, non-Hispanic/Latino 6.9% Two or more races non-Hispanic/Latino1.3% Nonresident Alien 4.2% Race and/or Ethnicity unknown
Degree seeking undergraduate student breakdown:
0.9% American Indian or Alaskan Native 3.2% Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino 3.5% Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino 32.9% Hispanic/Latino 0.2% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino44.5% White, non-Hispanic/Latino 6.6% Two or more races non-Hispanic/Latino 1.5% Nonresident Alien 6.7% Race and/or Ethnicity unknown
Humboldt State University

Campus Environment

Campus size:
144 acres
City or town school is located in:
Arcata, CA
Population of city/town:
Nearest major city:
San Francisco
Distance of nearest major city:
280 miles
Population of nearest major city:
Online campus map:

Living on Campus

Institution offers housing:
Campus housing available to all unmarried students regardless of year:
Housing types (% in housing type, if given):
  • coed dorms (100%)
Percent of freshmen who live in school housing:
Percent of students who live in school housing:
Percent of students who live off campus:
Percent of all students who have cars on campus:
Student conduct policies:
class attendance policies set by individual instructors
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age:

Study Facilities

Every student is required to lease or own a computer:
Every student is required to take a computer course:
Computer equipment is provided in:
residence halls, library, computer center/lab(s), student center
Total number of microcomputers available to students:
Internet access provided to all students:
E-mail services/accounts provided to all students:
School has a library on campus:
Museums and other special academic buildings/equipment on campus:
Art gallery, marine lab, scientific instrument museum, Coral Sea research vessel, observatory, wildlife care facility.

Assistance Services

Remedial learning services:
reading, writing, math, study skills
Additional services offered:
nonremedial tutoring, health service, women's center, day care, health insurance
Counseling services:
minority student, veteran student, birth control, career, personal, academic, psychological
Career placement services:
internships, career/job search classes, on-campus job interviews, resumé assistance, interview training
Services for students with disabilities:
note-taking services, tape recorders, tutors, reader services, interpreters for hearing-impaired, special transportation, adaptive equipment, braille services
Amount of campus that is accessible to physically handicapped:

Social Activities

Number of social fraternities on campus:
Percent of men who join fraternities:
Number of social sororities on campus:
Percent of women who join sororities:
Student activities:
student government, student newspaper, literary magazine, radio station
School newspaper(s):
The Lumberjack, published weekly
Number of honor societies:
Total number of registered organizations:
Campus-based religious organizations:
Campus Crusades for Christ, Latter-day Saint Student Association, Newman Club, Solid Rock, The Path, RELEVANT, The Vine, religious studies groups
Minority student organizations:
American Indian Alliance, American Indian Science and Engineering Society, Kaibigan group, MEChA, Multicultural Center, Powwow Committee; Asian and Black Student Unions
International student organizations:
Global Connections, International Cultural Festival, International Student Union; Hmong and Vietnamese Student Associations
Other student organizations, musical groups, activities, and committees:
Concert, jazz, marching, and pep bands; choir, chamber ensembles, musical theatre, film society, orchestra, debating, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual Student Alliance, team managers, German club; drama/theatre, dance, academic, departmental, social, and special-interest groups


School has an athletic program:
Athletic director:
Dan Collen,
Athletic Director
Director of women's athletics:
Joddie Gleason,
Athletic department's mailing address:
Athletic Director,
Humboldt State University,
One Harper Street,
Arcata, CA 95521-8299
School colors:
green and gold
School mascot:
Athletic conference memberships:
California Collegiate Athletic Association, Great Northwest Athletic Conference
Sports offered Scholarships? Athletic Assoc.
Men's basketballyesNCAA Div. II
Men's cross-countryyesNCAA Div. II
Men's footballyesNCAA Div. II
Men's socceryesNCAA Div. II
Men's track and field (outdoor)yesNCAA Div. II
Women's basketballyesNCAA Div. II
Women's crewyesNCAA Div. II
Women's cross-countryyesNCAA Div. II
Women's socceryesNCAA Div. II
Women's softballyesNCAA Div. II
Women's track and field (outdoor)yesNCAA Div. II
Women's volleyballyesNCAA Div. II
Percent of students in varsity/club intercollegiate sports:
Athletic facilities:
baseball diamond, basketball court, football field
Intramural/Recreational sports:
basketball, flag football, soccer, softball, volleyball
Club sports for men:
archery, baseball, crew, cycling, disc, fencing, lacrosse, rugby, volleyball
Club sports for women:
archery, cheerleading, cycling, disc, fencing, rugby

Getting Away

Public transportation serves campus:
Nearest international airport:
San Francisco (280 miles)
Nearest other airport:
McKinleyville, CA (7 miles)
Nearest passenger train service:
Redding, CA (150 miles)
Nearest passenger bus service:
Arcata, CA

Paying the Bills

Institutional employment is available:
Percent of full-time undergraduates working on campus:
Off-campus employment opportunities for undergraduates are:
Freshmen are discouraged from working for first term:

After Graduation

List of most prominent alumni/ae:
  • Wesley Chesbro, California state senator and assemblyman
  • Stephen Hillenburg, creator of 'SpongeBob SquarePants'
  • Paul Lubitz, president, Holly Yashi Jewelry.

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