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Humboldt State University

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

Official telephone: (707) 826-4402
Toll-free telephone: (866) 850-9556
Fax number: (707) 826-6190

Website: humboldt.edu

Student Life

Screen last updated on: August 20, 2015

Student Profile

Total undergraduates:
3,655 men, 4,309 women, 7,964 total
Full-time undergraduates:
3,384 men, 4,079 women, 7,463 total
Part-time undergraduates:
593 men, 534 women, 1,127 total
Total graduate students:
147 men, 239 women, 386 total
Full-time graduate students:
119 men, 218 women, 336 total
Part-time graduate students:
66 men, 71 women, 137 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:
  • 0.7% American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • 3.7% Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
  • 5.0% Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
  • 39.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 0.3% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino
  • 38.3% White, non-Hispanic/Latino
  • 7.1% Two or more races non-Hispanic/Latino
  • 1.4% Nonresident Alien
  • 3.9% Race and/or Ethnicity unknown
Degree seeking undergraduate student breakdown:
  • 1.0% American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • 3.5% Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.8% Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
  • 28.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino
  • 48.0% White, non-Hispanic/Latino
  • 6.3% Two or more races non-Hispanic/Latino
  • 0.1% Nonresident Alien
  • 7.1% Race and/or Ethnicity unknown
Humboldt State University

Campus Environment

Campus size:
144 acres
City or town school is located in:
Population of city/town:
Nearest major city:
San Francisco, CA
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 (25%)
  • single-student apartments (8%)
  • special housing for disabled students (1%)
  • special housing for international students (1%)
  • other housing including Special Living Communities within the On-Campus Residence Halls
Percent of freshmen who live in school housing:
Percent of students who live in school housing:
Percent of students who live off campus:
Student conduct policies:
class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited
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)
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:
Telonicher Marine Lab
Coral Sea Research Vessel
First Street Gallery
Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary
Campus Center for Appropriate Technology (CCAT)
Greenhouse and Herbarium

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, military, veteran student, older student, birth control, career, personal, academic, psychological
Career placement services:
co-op education, internships, career/job search classes, interest inventory, on-campus job interviews, resumé assistance, alumni services, interview training
Services for students with disabilities:
note-taking services, tape recorders, tutors, reader services, interpreters for hearing-impaired, special transportation, special housing, adaptive equipment, braille services, E-texts
Amount of campus that is accessible to physically handicapped:

Social Activities

Number of social fraternities on campus:
Number of social sororities on campus:
Student activities:
student government, student newspaper, literary magazine, radio station
School newspaper(s):
The Lumberjack (weekly)
Humboldt State News Online (daily)
Newspaper homepage:
Number of honor societies:
Total number of registered organizations:
Campus-based religious organizations:
Amma Club
BE Club
Campus Crusade for Christ Jewish Student Union (Hillel)
Latter Day Saints Student Assoc.
Luthern College Fellowship (The Path)
Newman Catholic Community Center
Relgious Studies Club
Solid Rock Christian Fellowship
The Vine
Value Created Society
Zen Meditation Group of HSU
Minority student organizations:
American Indian Alliance
American Indian Science and Engineering Society
Asian Pacific American Student Alliance
Ballet Folklorico de Humboldt
Black Student Union
Club Cubano
German Club
Global Connections
Hermanas Unidas Club
International Cultural Festival
Latinos Unidos HSU
Model Arab League
Multicultural Center
Queens of Distinction
Queer Student Union
Salsa Dance Club
Other student organizations, musical groups, activities, and committees:
For a complete list of over 180 Campus Clubs and Organizations Check out: http://studentaffairs.humboldt.edu/clubs/clubs_directory.php

Clubs Include:
Associated Student Funded Programs
Greek Organizations
Honor Societies
Special Interests
And More!!!


School has an athletic program:
Athletic director:
Dan Collen,
Athletic Director
Director of women's athletics:
Sue Woodstra,
Senior Women's Administrator (SWA)
Athletic department's mailing address:
Athletic Director
Humboldt State University
One Harper Street
Arcata, CA 95521-8299
Athletics homepage:
School colors:
Green and Gold
School mascot:
Athletic conference memberships:
California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA)
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:
Student Recreation Center
Indoor playing field
Redwood Bowl Football Stadium
Soccer Field
Softball Field
East and West Gymnasiums
Campus Events Field
Boathouse and Aquatic Center
Arcata Community Forest
Intramural/Recreational sports:
Crew (men)
HSU Cheer
Mountain Bike Racing Club
Ultimate Frisbee

Getting Away

Public transportation serves campus:
Nearest international airport:
San Francisco, CA (280 miles)
Nearest other airport:
McKinleyville (7 miles)
Nearest passenger train service:
Redding (150 miles)
Nearest passenger bus service:
Arcata (1 mile)

Paying the Bills

Institutional employment is available:
Off-campus employment opportunities for undergraduates are:
Freshmen are discouraged from working for first term:

After Graduation

List of most prominent alumni/ae:
  • Steve Hillenburg- creator of SpongeBob SquarePants Dan Curry- 7 Emmy winner for work on Star Trek Michael Crooke, CEO of Patagonia Valerie Davidson, academy award winning sound editor the for The Matrix Po Chung, co-founder of the Asian Pacific Division of DHL Express

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