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Reviews 1413 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Senior

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

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: I love most of the places to eat off campus. Great variety.

3 College Senior

Administration: Pretty lenient overall around here

3 College Senior

Campus Food: I really like the food here but I would have liked more variety in the J menu

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: I lived in the nicer campus apartments but the other living areas on campus were not as good. At least in my opinion.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Lets start off with finding a house and being able to secure it is the hardest part. Everyone is trying to find ahouse at the same time, and it is hard to secure a place. I feel that it is worth to find a place off campus because it is cheaper and it is more fun to have a place with friends.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: There were many parties off campus, but the thing is that the would be shut down pretty quick, or there would be way too many people and wouldnt be that fun.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: My friends and I Didnt really eat out that much, but when we did, we had many places to choose from that were reasonable price, and always was pretty good food.

4 College Freshman

Administration: Administration was very good, they had strict rules and when they were violated, they took wuick action and did what benefited both parties, especially when it came to alcohol and drugs.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I didnt have much trouble, the school called me and helped me to figure out how much money I should take from lowans which really helped out. This allowed me to take a few thousand dollars of loans out of financial aid, because i didnt need the money.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food at the beginning of the semester from the J was good, but after a while it seemed to get worse, so the best option would be to eat at the Depot, but despite the food being good, it got too repetative and it came down to switchin off between the two.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Housing was really nice, had a great roomate and the CA's of my dorm were really nice and enforced the rules at the same time. They had activities that helped the communuty of the dorm get to know eachother which was nice, because I felt that i knew most of the people there.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I go to a school in a very small city, and there are some things (like in-n-out, Starbucks and Chipotle) that college students usually crave, and there isn’t an in-n-out or Chipotle restaurants anywhere near where our college is located, and the nearest Starbucks is one that you have to drive to. There are a decent number of options as far as different kinds of food, and most of them are good, but also very “Americanized.” There are many small family owned restaurants and boutiques that are usually pretty good, but also a little pricey.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I have been to many parties throughout the year, but sometimes they are definitely hard to find because many end up getting rolled by police. You also have to walk pretty far away from campus because there isn’t much else for campus security to do besides roll college parties.

4 College Freshman

Administration: The campus police are around enough to make you feel comfortable, and are always very friendly, but will give out warnings and punishments to people that are doing wrong.

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I got a good amount of financial aid from the school and it wasn’t that hard of a process.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Overall, campus food is pretty good. There are some things that you have to learn to avoid, but for the most part, there is a decent variety of foods and places to eat.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living in Redwood dorms is pretty great. There are plenty of extremely friendly people, everyone is open so you make really great friends with your neighbors, the CA’s are very kind and helpful, and everything is kept clean in our halls, main areas, and bathrooms. Our rooms are also much bigger than I had originally anticipated and much more spacious than I had initially thought. The dorms are also very close to many of the classes that I have taken this semester and are very close to several of our campuses dining locations, and to the forest as well, which is a great place for walks, jogs, hikes, or bike rides and to get exercise without really even realizing it. Everything on campus is also within a fifteen minute walking distance, which is extremely convenient, you just have to be prepared to face the inevitable hills and stairs.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: It's expensive to live on your own

3 Recent Alumnus

Administration: Doesn't seem to affect academic/social life

2 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: I did not receive any financial aid because I'm an out of state student

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: Didn't eat on campus a lot

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: I lived everywhere from Eureka to McKinleyville. I loved off-campus housing in Arcata because of the price and diversity.

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Like on-campus dining, they try, but it's okay. This could be stemming from my being raised in the Bay Area (aka "The Land of Hella Food).

5 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: I never had any issues with it. I feel like it mainly had to do with my hounding my parents for their tax information super early so I could do my FAFSA right away. Almost always had it done by the end of January.

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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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