Arcata, CA
Tuition (in-state)
$18,793 ($7,135)
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Reviews 1064 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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College Junior

Greek Life: I have no idea about the greek life except that they table in the quad.

4 College Junior

Computers: There are tons of computers on campus, both mac and pc. Depending on time of day and which computer lab you go to it may be hard to snag one.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: I really like the atmosphere in Arcata. Most are concerned with maintaining a healthy lifestyle and the town really embodies. There are great festivals that are held at the plaza and a killer farmers market every saturday. There are no chain stores in Arcata so you have to drive down to Eureka to hit the mall, target and any other big name stores we've got.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are lots of apartments right down the road from campus which makes walking and biking both extremely viable options. I personally have never taken the buses here but from what others have said, they are reliable and run during school hours. Rent is pretty affordable off campus in comparison to what you would pay for a dorm and also you will get way more space!

3 College Junior

Nightlife: There are only 4 bars in town and they are all right next to each other. Some places have great bands that come through and jam but most play the Arcata Theater Lounge. Coming from Los Angeles, there's significantly less to do here but the change of pace is nice.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I feel that living off campus is very convenient for students

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus and in the town

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5 College Freshman

Transportation: Its free to take the bus with your student id

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Scholarships: just apply for financial aid as early as you can

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Athletics: Our fans are amazing and its a wonderful environment to be in

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: ITs fun to go out with friends and party

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Redwood is a party dorms and its okay nice to meet people

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Its good but it can be expensive for a college student

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: They are super chill and laid back always willing to help

5 College Freshman

Majors: I love the teachers and the staff they are always there to help when in need

5 College Freshman

Majors: It was easy and really welcoming

1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There is no greek life, they are irrelevant. Nothing really happens between them and the community at large.

2 College Sophomore

Diversity: They can do so much better with what they are doing, the school still is predominantly white. I believe they should have more faculty/staff of color in order to set a model that all can do it.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: There is a new campus policy where victims/survivors of sexual assault, abuse, discrimination, bully can talk about these things and how it has affected them while at school. But through them talking about their experiences the administration can report it to the police even if its not okay with the people sharing their stories, thus removing all consent. I think its f***ed up and I would like to have this policy rescinded because it seems like they are trying to silence all voices.

2 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Honestly you either have to make your own parties or find someone with connections because the nightlife is always the same. There is no variety, and it makes life even duller here.

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4 College Sophomore

Weather: I don't mind the weather, after all everyone warns you about the weather before you even think about applying to Humboldt.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: I get hands on experience, my professors know my name because I am such a talkative person. Other than that its fine but I don't see many people graduating and immediately going into their career because of the lack of resources.

College Sophomore

Majors: I have never been able to get an internship because of the rural community in which the university is located in.

1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I would appreciate this school more if they had more opportunities for my own major to get scholarships because I'm struggling to make ends meet.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: The only great part of arcata are the Arts Arcata events because they add life to the businesses around the plaza but nothing else. Its quite an isolated area to live in but if you are an outdoors kind of person Arcata is a perfect place to live because the redwood forest is in our backyard.


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