Arcata, CA
Tuition (in-state)
$18,793 ($7,135)
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3 College Sophomore

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

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: nightlife isnt totally outrageous, it seems to be the f=right amount of fun for everyone

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3 Recent Alumnus

Nightlife: There's pretty much only bars and beaches. There isn't really a "club", although I guess you could dance at the PEARL lounge in Eureka. Underage nightlife is pretty much nonexistent unless you like going to the mall (lol).

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3 Recent Alumnus

Nightlife: Since Arcata is a small town community often times on the weekends there will be many people walking to party as opposed to driving. I think this is definitely a benefit because many times wherever you are headed isn't too far away from where you started.

2 College Junior

Nightlife: If you're not of age to go to a bar then you're out trying to find house parties that were probably already raided 10 minutes ago. Best nightlife here is to spend it having fun with your own group of friends that you trust.


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Student Polls

Rate the off-campus bar and club scene on the following topics    Based on 48 responses

Very poor
  • Convenience to get to
  • Cover charges
  • Distance from campus
  • Drink prices
  • Fun
  • Variety/number of options

What's the best way to get to the popular nightlife spots?    Based on 50 responses

  • 4% There are no good options.
  • 16% Use a designated driver.
  • 6% School-provided shuttles/buses.
  • 4% Public transportation.
  • 0% Taxis.
  • 70% Walk.

What is the party scene like on campus?    Based on 52 responses

  • 13% Parties? What parties?
  • 25% Good parties are few and far between.
  • 40% Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
  • 17% Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
  • 4% Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.

Where can you find the best parties?    Based on 13 responses

  • 56% House parties.
  • 39% Beach
  • 6% Dorms

What is the biggest party event of the year?    Based on 6 responses

  • 50% The 4/19 FunkHouse 'House' Party
  • 50% Graduation parties
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