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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

Website: www.humboldt.edu

Student Life

Screen last updated on: January 27, 2016

Student Profile

Total undergraduates:
3,653 men, 4,309 women, 7,962 total
Full-time undergraduates:
3,392 men, 4,054 women, 7,446 total
Part-time undergraduates:
261 men, 255 women, 516 total
Total graduate students:
197 men, 326 women, 523 total
Full-time graduate students:
139 men, 240 women, 379 total
Part-time graduate students:
58 men, 86 women, 144 total
Average age of full-time undergraduates:
22
U.S. region where majority of students come from:
West
Percent of full-time U.S. undergraduates from out of state:
7%
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
  • 1.2% 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
  • 3.9% Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
  • 29.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 0.3% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino
  • 47.3% White, non-Hispanic/Latino
  • 6.4% Two or more races non-Hispanic/Latino
  • 1.1% 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:
17,697
Nearest major city:
San Francisco
Distance of nearest major city:
280 miles
Population of nearest major city:
837,442
Online campus map:

Living on Campus

Institution offers housing:
yes
Campus housing available to all unmarried students regardless of year:
yes
Housing types (% in housing type, if given):
  • coed dorms (100%)
Percent of freshmen who live in school housing:
88%
Percent of students who live in school housing:
25%
Percent of students who live off campus:
75%
Percent of all students who have cars on campus:
20%
Student conduct policies:
class attendance policies set by individual instructors
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age:
yes

Study Facilities

Every student is required to lease or own a computer:
no
Every student is required to take a computer course:
no
Computer equipment is provided in:
residence halls, library, computer center/lab(s), student center
Total number of microcomputers available to students:
1098
Internet access provided to all students:
yes
E-mail services/accounts provided to all students:
yes
School has a library on campus:
yes
Museums and other special academic buildings/equipment on campus:
Marine lab, scientific instrument museum, Coral Sea research vessel, observatory, art gallery, 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:
mostly

Social Activities

Number of social fraternities on campus:
3
Percent of men who join fraternities:
1%
Number of social sororities on campus:
3
Percent of women who join sororities:
2%
Student activities:
student government, student newspaper, literary magazine, radio station
School newspaper(s):
The Lumberjack, published weekly
Number of honor societies:
2
Total number of registered organizations:
183
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; Vietnamese and Hmong 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

Athletics

School has an athletic program:
yes
Athletic director:
Dan Collen,
Athletic Director
Director of women's athletics:
Joddie Gleason,
SWA
Athletic department's mailing address:
Athletic Director,
Humboldt State University,
One Harper Street,
Arcata, CA 95521-8299
School colors:
green and gold
School mascot:
Lumberjacks
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:
7%
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, cheer, cycling, disc, fencing, rugby

Getting Away

Public transportation serves campus:
yes
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:
yes
Percent of full-time undergraduates working on campus:
20%
Off-campus employment opportunities for undergraduates are:
fair
Freshmen are discouraged from working for first term:
no

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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