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Reviews 1410 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: I received financial aid on time.

2 College Junior

Party Scene: The campus is small, an considering it is a college town it is not difficult for parties to be busted quickly.

2 College Junior

Campus Food: There are only three places where you can eat on campus, well maybe more if you consider the other places that sell snacks. I believe that since the school is admitting more students, they need to also expand parking and cafeterias. You will get tired eating at The J if you live on campus. I work on campus at the depot and the food there is probably the most popular on campus. There aren't a lot of vegan, gluten free, on campus even though the school has been recognized for it. P.S. I'm not either of those, I am a sometimes vegetarian.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I lived on campus my first year in Canyon, specifically Hemlock. It was okay. I didn't like the fact that the gazebo was in front of the building because people would get rowdy at all times of the day. The campus isn't gated off or anything so sometimes you might encounter transients or homeless people in the gazebo asking for money or something. I lived in a suite, it sounds great but don't do it! The survey you have to take is only compatible with your roommate and not the other two people you have to share a common space with. The rooms are really small compared to just getting a double and not having the common space.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I have no experience with off-campus housing

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College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I did not go to many places off campus seeing as how it was too much of a hassle to actually get off campus. But from the few times that I did I saw a lot of diverse restaurants ranging from Vietnamese, American, Japanese, and Mexican.

4 College Freshman

Administration: The campus is very lenient on a lot of things as long as you respect your self and others when doing things. Officers are very nice and if they catch you with drugs or anything, they will most likely just tell you to go somewhere else with it or give you a warning. Noise is rarely tolerated seeing as how it is college and a lot of people actually take it seriously so a lot of noise complaints are followed through with police check up. Cops now walk through the forest late at night so forest illegal actions are starting to dwindle down.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: When trying to get my financial aid, it felt like it would never happen. Everybody that works in the office works really slow and if you owe anything instead of telling you that your aid is pending and that amount owed is about to be paid, it just automatically tells you that your account is on hold and that your charges are past due. It is just a constant headache.

2 College Freshman

Party Scene: House parties get shut down pretty fast and are pretty hard to get to unless you have a mode or transportation which most students don't have. It is really unsafe to walk at night in the Arcata community (especially if you're female) so parties are mainly packed with dudes that get pretty drunk and WILL make you feel uncomfortable. Dorm parties are just a bad idea in general because people get pretty rowdy and if something is damaged then you have to pay for it. It is better to just have a small get together with your friends instead of going out.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The J was the cheapest options for food but got crowded pretty fast and honestly was not that well made. The only good thing in my opinion at the J is their salad and sandwich bar. The Depot is more well made but also the most expensive, along with the College Creek Market Place. Although the Market Place has fruits and vegetables that you can buy if you're looking for more healthier options to cook if you have a kitchen available. The Giants Cupboard is also the cheapest selection besides the J but only opens at a specific time at night. It also only houses a great deal of unhealthy foods, such as, ice cream, candy, chips, and juices and sodas. If you're looking to go of campus for food, a lot of places actually accept meal plan points which is super convenient.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: At Humboldt I lived in Creekview which was an apartment style suite. It was very spacious for a dorm. There were 5 other people besides me in the whole suite, we all shared a kitchen and a bathroom. The kitchen had a stove, microwave, and an oven so that made cooking very convenient and easy. The bathroom had two sinks so that also made things a little easier. The rooms themselves were also very spacious. Certain things that bothered me was the ability for things to grow mold so easily because of the weather always being on the lower side. But as long as everything was kept clean it was not that big of a problem. Because of all these amenities, Creekview was the most expensive dorm and the furthest away from the dining hall and classes because of its location on a hill. Everybody was very quiet there and mainly kept to themselves besides the rare occasion on a weekend when you could hear other students through your windows and as they walked through the trail behind the dorms if your apartment building was located on the left of the hill. If you're a first time student I would not recommend staying in The Hill dorms. That is the freshmen dorm so it is known for its loudness and reoccurring problems but, it is located nearest to classes and the dining hall, also being the cheapest next to Canyon and Cypress. Canyon rooms are pretty small but is also closest to classes and the dining hall like The Hill and Cypress. Cypress has a lot of stairs to get to and from campus, that being the only downfall besides the proximity of all the other dorms, making noise a problem.

4 College Junior

Academics: Small department but great professors. As I said before, I learn so much every day.

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4 College Junior

Academics: Great professors. Really learn a lot and enjoy going to lectures.

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3 College Junior

Campus Quality: Campus is very spacious. There are many places I have yet to check out.

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3 College Junior

Local Area: It is a beautuful area, but not much going on culturally.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Average. I don't think it is in any way special. But where would it be? It is a weird question.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Greek Life: I have no idea what this question is about. I had no idea there was a Greek community?

3 College Junior

Athletics: I don't really know much about the sports and athletics.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Excellent professors who take their time to make sure you understand all the material. And are very helpful during office hours. All the staff in general is very friendly and helpful. They treat you as real people. The health clinic is great as well.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have great professors. My department is very small but it allows for good use of office hours with the professors.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have not utilized any services yet. I do think they are available though.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There is a lot of choice in Arcata, and even in surrounding places like Eureka and McKinleyville.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Not too much to choose from, but luckily it is not all chain food.

3 College Junior

Administration: I have not yet had any conflicts.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: As an international student I am not eligible for many scholarships. The website to apply is very convenient though. I am applying for a couple this semester.

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