Location
Arcata, CA
Undergrads
7,052
Tuition (in-state)
$18,793 ($7,135)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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Reviews 1228 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Humboldt is one of the most beautiful places in the country, if not the entire world. The close-knit sense of community, organic food, and simple lives of so many people here are also a huge plus. I love it here and there is nowhere I would rather be, for the time being.

3 people found this useful Report
College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I didn't come here just to bridge some gap between living at home and some career, I came here for the experience in itself. Education should not be pragmatic. With that being said, Humboldt is an area with not much of an economy, so if you are only getting a degree so you can get a job, maybe you are better off going elsewhere.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There are some very attractive girls, both pretty and spiritually. Most people here seem to value serious relationships.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Majors: No, the geography department is open to people who have had academic difficulties in the past, such as myself. However, you have to have the passion for the subject. A lot of people here are eccentric.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Majors: Like I said, it is a very fun and interesting major to have. I enjoy the curriculum and the professors are great. A lot of the other geography majors get internships at National Parks.

1 person found this useful Report
College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: I have never been written up or had a run in with the police.

5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: I don't like to go to raging parties, on a weekend night I prefer to have a more relaxing kickback at someone's house. Most people here, at least once they have gotten acquainted, handle drinking and weed maturely - so for me the social scene is perfect. If you want frats and that kind of stuff, go to Chico. If you want a bunch of hip bars and clubs, go to a school in some city somewhere.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The food is healthy and tastes good, and there are a lot of vegetarian and gluten free options, which was necessary for me. However, I ran out of meal plan points very quickly, the meal plan is kind of a rip off anyways. It is better to just teach yourself how to cook.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Academics: I am a geography major and I love it. All of the geography professors are very interesting, smart, and easy to talk to. The more I go through the classes and get acquainted with the geography department, the more I know I am doing good.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: A lot of people seem to have difficulties with it, but I don't. I rent a room in a house in McKinleyville (the town north of Arcata) for only $375 per month, and then either ride my bike or take the bus to campus. It is in a great spot just two blocks from the ocean and right along wide open cow pastures. Most of the houses are small and especially in McKinleyville and Manila, very beachy looking.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: College is expensive and I have to take out private loans. There are fees that are straight up ridiculous. This isn't just at Humboldt though, or California, it is this country at large, this entire system that puts young people in debt for wanting an education.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Facilities: It is a very beautiful campus. There are a lot of lawns, and balconies that have very scenic views. Some of the buildings, especially Founders Hall, are very nice and well built.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: I love where my school is, the beach, the forest, it is so beautiful! I just wish I had a car to see it all and do everything I can that I can't do in my hometown.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Depends on who you meet and how you meet them. There is such a wide variety of people on campus, anyone would fit in! It all depends on what kind of people you get along with.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Many options, very cheap, yet they are open at random times.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: They aren't very strict when it comes to the students safety, unfortunately.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I work and go to school, living across the street it is completely accommodated!

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Every professor I have had so far is extremely smart, they were meant to teach that subject.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: My school is insanely diverse when it comes to different ethnic backgrounds and homosexuals. It is very welcoming!

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: My school is definitely not a 'party' school. I study a lot!

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I am in the biology program and I love it! It's like a family. It's also the best major on campus!

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Majors: Never had one, but there are many options available at my school!

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Never got into a club but I will next year! It's a great way to meet people!

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I loved my campus dorms, they were the best decision I could have ever made!!

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The school does everything to fit the students needs.

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Founders Hall Founders Hall Built in 1921, Founders Hall commands a stunning view of the campus and the surrounding Humboldt Bay.
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