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Humboldt State University Overview

Located in Arcata, California, Humboldt State University is a public institution. Arcata is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

What Is Humboldt State University Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$27,150 Avg Cost After Aid
91% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at Humboldt State University is 3%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the master's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Humboldt State University.
  • For the <nil> academic year, 54% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Humboldt State University makes roughly $46,266 a year. This is 13% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

Where Is Humboldt State University?


Contact details for Humboldt State University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1 Harpst Street, Arcata, CA 95521-8299
Phone: 707-826-3011

How Do I Get Into Humboldt State University?

You can apply to Humboldt State University online at:

Admission Requirements for Humboldt State University

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL Neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Humboldt State University?

91% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women
Since Humboldt State University has an acceptance rate of 91%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 90%, and the acceptance rate for women is 92%.

Can I Afford Humboldt State University?

$27,150 Net Price
36% Take Out Loans
2.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Humboldt State University is $27,150. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Humboldt State University, approximately 36% of students took out student loans averaging $5,275 a year. That adds up to $21,100 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Humboldt State University is 2.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Humboldt State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,643 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,354 undergraduate students at Humboldt State University, with 4,643 being full-time and 711 being part-time.


There are also 554 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,643 full-time undergraduates at Humboldt State University, 41% are male and 59% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Humboldt State University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 125
Black or African American 156
Hispanic or Latino 1,564
White 2,150
International Students 51
Other Races/Ethnicities 597

Geographic Diversity

California students aren't the only ones who study at Humboldt State University. At this time, 22 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Online Learning at Humboldt State University

1,923 Took All Classes Online
5,663 Took At Least One Class Online
433.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 5,663 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Humboldt State University has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 86th most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of Humboldt State University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Humboldt State University was 433.4%. This is the #188 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Humboldt State University regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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