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Humboldt State University

Humboldt State University
1 Harpst Street
Arcata, CA 95521-8299

Official telephone: (707) 826-4402
Toll-free telephone: (866) 850-9556
Fax number: (707) 826-6190

Website: humboldt.edu

Screen last updated on: August 20, 2015

The admissions information below is valid for the 2014-15 academic year.

Humboldt State University
Admissions officer: Steve Ladwig,
Associate Director of Admissions
Contacting the office: 707 826-4402
866 850-9556 (toll free)
707 826-6190 (fax)

Is there an application deadline for fall? yes
Priority filing date for fall: November 30
Final filing date for fall: November 30
Freshmen are accepted for terms other than fall: yes
Percent of freshmen who enter in terms other than fall: 1%
Application fee: $55
Can the application fee be waived? yes
Are refunds available on the application fee? no
Is the Common Application form accepted? no
Supplemental forms required for those using Common Application: no
Admissions requirements:
Minimum eligibility index of 2900 for SAT I (694 for ACT) required of in-state applicants; minimum eligibility index of 3402 for SAT I (842 for ACT) required of out-of-state applicants. In-state applicants with minimum 3.0 GPA and out-of-state applicants with minimum 3.6 GPA are eligible regardless of test scores.
High school graduation is: required, GED is accepted
A general college preparatory program is: required
Campus visit is: recommended
Interview is: neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: not available
Standardized test requirements: SAT or ACT required of some, SAT Subject Test recommended
School's test preference: no preference
Aside from admissions, test scores are used for: placement
Dates test scores should be received: March 1st for SAT/ACT
High school units required or recommended:
Art: 1 required, 1 recommended
English: 4 required, 4 recommended
Foreign language: 2 required, 2 recommended
History: 1 required, 1 recommended
Lab: 2 required, 2 recommended
Math: 3 required, 3 recommended
Academic electives: 1 required, 1 recommended
Other: 1 required, 1 recommended
Total: 15 required, 15 recommended
Special programs/policies for applicants not normally admissible: EOP
School has formalized early decision program: no
School has early action program: no
School has concurrent enrollment program for high school: no

Academic criteria:
  • secondary school report very important
  • class rank not considered
  • recommendations not considered
  • standardized test scores very important
  • essay not considered
Nonacademic criteria:
  • interview not considered
  • extracurricular activities not considered
  • particular talent/ability not considered
  • character/personal qualities not considered
  • alumni/ae relationship not considered
  • geographical residence not considered
  • state residency considered
  • religious affiliation/commitment not considered
  • minority affiliation not considered
  • volunteer work not considered
  • work experience not considered
Admissions is need blind: yes
Average secondary school GPA: 3.2
Percent of freshmen who submitted GPA: 100%
Average SAT: 505 verbal, 490 math, 1000 combined
Average ACT: 23 composite
Test taken by majority of applicants: SAT
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted SAT scores: 92%
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted ACT score: 40%

Notification of admission: on a rolling basis
Acceptance of admission: must accept by May 1

Number of completed applications received: 11,786
Number of applicants offered admission: 8,790 (75%)
Number of applicants offered admission who enrolled: 1,386 (16%)
School has a waiting list policy: no
Percent of freshmen who came from public schools: 90%
Percent of freshmen who came from out of state: 11%
Room deposit amount: $200, nonrefundable
Admission may be deferred: no

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