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Humboldt State University

Humboldt State students enjoy an extraordinary college experience, taking small classes taught by professors who know them by name. They live and learn in one of the world's most beautiful places—near ancient redwood forests, mountains and beaches. We are located 275 miles north of San Francisco in the town of Arcata, which is recognized as one of the West's best college towns.

Bachelor's programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (11)
Agriculture & Forestry (5)
Journalism & Media (2)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Medicine & Health (1)



It was founded as a teacher's college in 1913. Over the last century, he have grown from an institution focused solely on teacher education to an accredited university with extensive research facilities. 


We have about 7,000 students and 534 faculty members. We offer a wide array of academic choices, with 51 majors and 12 graduate programs in three Colleges. Faculty members are among the top teachers and researchers in their fields. Programs in natural resources and sciences are nationally known, while visual and performing arts are also popular areas of study. Throughout the curriculum, students find a long-standing commitment to social and environmental responsibility.


Students can study with the world's foremost expert on redwood trees and with leading experts in sustainable energy systems. In the cutting edge Fire Lab, students study the properties of forest fires, and in the Schatz Energy Research Center student engineers are working on real-world issues like bringing sustainable lighting to the developing world. Students create their own theatre productions, study the mechanics of walking in the Human Performance Lab, work with young children in the Child Development Lab and more. Possibilities abound for real-world research experience available to undergraduates—something few other universities can boast.


The Academic and Career Advising Center will be recognized university-wide as an integral resource for actively engaging students in exploring and achieving their academic and career aspirations. We are preparing students to make meaningful contributions to our global society upon their graduation from HSU.

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University Ranking

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Housing services

  • Living on campus is a great way to meet friends and get connected to all HSU has to offer. As an on-campus resident you’ll be at the heart of a university committed to your academic success. Whether you live on or off campus, HSU has resources to make you feel at home.
  • Humboldt State is home to plenty of great eateries. They range from small markets and coffee shops to a full-service cafeteria and a food court. There’s even a full-service restaurant. Healthy options and local products are plentiful.

Library services

The mission of the Library at Humboldt State University is to provide the information, collections, and services that are necessary to support the instructional programs, research, and outreach services of Humboldt State University.

ICT services

Information Technology Services (ITS) is responsible for all aspects of innovation, implementation and maintenance of information technology across the Humboldt State University campus, as well as integration with appropriate IT services across the other 22 California State University system campuses and the Chancellor's Office.

Medical services

  • Student Health Services support the academic mission of the university by assisting students to strive toward an optimum level of personal health and wellness.
  • The medical team of Student Health and Counseling provides high quality, confidential, and culturally appropriate care in a welcoming environment.

Student Life

Campus life

The apartments and residence halls are located in a spectacular setting–on the edge of a 2,500-acre Redwood forest–and yet just a short walk from the heart of campus.

Sports facilities

The Recreational Sports department houses both Intramurals and Sport Clubs. The Intramural Sports Program at HSU is designed to offer students, faculty/staff and community members recreational activities in which they can participate on campus. Intramural Sports offers team sports in a variety of competitive levels, depending on the participants' skill level and interests. Sport Clubs provide students with leadership opportunities and a more rigorous athletic experience. Teams practice 2-3 times per week and compete against other off-campus clubs and Universities. Rec Sports also administers three (3) RECREATIONAL TIER clubs.

Student clubs

The mission of the Clubs and Activities Office is to support safe and inclusive opportunities for student involvement and engagement. We do this by approving and supporting student clubs and organizations, providing opportunities for leadership development, assisting with event management and by fulfilling our role as a student club and organization liaisons.


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Student Reviews

I am a good student and too good:DANGEROUS place
Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars

If you are like me you like being in class. You like being able to express yourself in a peer classes. You like expressing yourself in a safe place with your words, your ideas being focused and heard. If your like me you like learning and growing and that is why you and i choose to show up together everyday to be there. I enrolled in Humboldt State University which just...

HSU general STEM class experience
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I really enjoyed the small class sizes and casual interactions between students and the professors while class was all in-person. You could totally go up after lecture and ask additional questions to them, or plan to meet them in their office if it was a tight schedule that day. People were a little shy, so asking questions did not happen as frequently as it could for an...

Study in the redwoods
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Great school, great staff, great environment, this university has most everything although it is very rural and lacks many post graduate degree programs.

Arcata, California, United States

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