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Reviews 1437 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Humboldt State Univeristy is great, The people, the students, just everyone in general is very kind and helpful. No only is the school beautiful, but it is also surround by redwood trees! Which is pretty awesome! It was such a great experience. I look forward to attending HSU in the fall of 2015. It is going to be the start of something amazing!

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Humboldt State University is apart of the suburban community of Arcata. The city itself is nestled in nature; surrounded by redwoods that reach nearly 500 feet, the air is cool and and the weather is brisk. Expect moisture and rain. The people of Arcata and Humboldt County are pretty welcoming and friendly. The school itself, though is very progressive, specifically in the realm of environmentalism. Almost everyone carries a reusable water bottle or canteen or even recycled mason jars! With all this being said, there is a large culture shock for students coming from big cities like LA or San Francisco. And to be frank, it can truly make or break you.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Though it was a rough start, the more that I have been involved with my major as well as experience the surrounding areas the better the experience of college has been thus far.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: While yes, Humboldt is known for pot capital of the state, this shouldn't stop a student from seeing some of the finest scenery in the CSU system. While I'm a social science major, it seems like the majority of students coming here are in natural Sciences, as it is well known for its wildlife and forestry majors. But that just means the other majors have smaller classes. I do not regret coming here.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: You can't delay in finding a place, and make sure your friends don't flake. You have to put effort and be determined and not picky in off campus housing hunting.

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2 College Junior

Party Scene: it's funny how kids come to this school because they think it is a party school, it is not. We actually care about our education.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: It is all local family owned places, which is great...but sometimes we miss certain foods from home.

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3 College Junior

Administration: I haven't broken any rules so I wouldn't know, which is a good thing.

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3 College Junior

Campus Food: I know we are a small school, but changing up the options at each station in the depot would be nice. But I guess that is what the J is for. It is just very unfortunate for all students who do not have j points because it is so expensive for one meal, whether it is at the J or the depot, its expensive to pay in cash and card.

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: It is average to me and not an issue because my parents pay for a lot of it with out any issues, but now that I am going into my third year some money to help for books and meals would be nice.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: It all depends which housing building you are in. I have lived in apartment style dorms the past two years and honestly it is pretty awesome and really makes you grow up because you have to cook for yourself, clean your own bathroom and you live with 4-5 other people. There is no time to be a child, we are all adults and it has been a great experience.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I haven't lived off campus but it seems to be much easier and much better than on campus

2 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I am not much of a partier, but even I know that the parties suck, they are very intimate and claustrophobic.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Most of the places are really tasty, but generally expensive.

2 College Sophomore

Administration: Humboldt is its own world. They claim to be very strict, but most of the time no one cares enough to do anything.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: It got old really fast, but it is much better than many other college cafeterias are.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I haven't had a lot of trouble with receiving the aid that I needed.

1 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It is awful. Everyone is nice, but the living conditions are awful, its always loud, it always reeks, it is honestly terrible.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I am currently in search for housings to lease with two other roommates. While this is a college town, the houses/apartments/duplexes are owned by few managements that have been busy with numerous housing applications. One of them, Humboldt Property Management was behind by 400+ applications that they have yet to process when I asked them early May of 2015. Housing is somewhat of a tricky issue for me at the moment but I am hopeful that I will find a decently price place to lease without causing too much of a financial burden.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The parties are what any other parties at a college town would be like. The best parties are usually hosted by college students of course as I do go to a college within a college town. The party scene is unique in a sense that I rarely ever see any hostilities or disputes.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: They do what they have to do. The strictness is there to incorporate a better learning environment and that's it.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Dining option was narrowed down to the Depot, the J, and the Giant's Cupboard. Considering that the Depot was pricey yet delicious in terms of the food they offered, it was well worth its cost.The J is more cheaper yet brings back the same menu ever so often. The Giant's Cupboard was my go to instant food paradise as it was stocked with a surplus amount of junk food. I would have to blame the Cupboard as the main culprit for bad eating yet providing the best convenient method of food for many situation.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The financial aid was weird as I only received partial amount of my scholarship until the rest was fully granted few months into my first semester at Humboldt State University. I never really had much of a problem in terms of filling out the FAFSA form as everything they ask for was direct and clear. However, I struggled with creating my parents a PIN but that was only due to different language miscommunication (I speak English; my parents speak Korean).

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus was an experience that I had to experience and I did. I was able to experience many convenience thanks to living on campus rather than off campus as things such as convenience stores or dining services were close. Atmosphere-wise, the dorms were rather quiet yet enjoyable because so. The peace and convenience had a hefty price however as I lived in a single dorm (despite requesting for a double/triple/suite) and privacy is a premium perk.

4 College Senior

Party Scene: Parties here are easy going. Not too much drama and people usually have a lot of fun.

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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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