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Humboldt State University - Public

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Humboldt State University (HSU, Humboldt State, or Humboldt) is a public university in Arcata, California. It is the northernmost campus of the 23-school California State University (CSU) system. The main campus, situated hillside at the edge of a coast redwood forest, has commanding views overlooking Arcata, much of Humboldt Bay, and the Pacific Ocean. The college town setting on the California North Coast, 8 miles (13 km) north of Eureka, 279 miles (449 km) north of San Francisco, and 654 miles (1052.51 km) north of Los Angeles is notable for its natural beauty.

The university is divided into three colleges: the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; the College of Natural Resources and Sciences; and the College of Professional Studies. It offers 48 types of bachelor's degrees, 12 different master's degrees, 61 minors, and 13 credential programs HSU does not offer doctoral degrees.

In addition to the main campus, HSU has multiple off-campus facilities and education-related properties, including an ocean-side marine biology research center, a wildlife care facility, a public natural history museum, a public art gallery, a bay-side aquatics facility, a mountain-top astronomy observatory, an ocean-going marine research and teaching vessel (Coral Sea), and a demonstration forest (Arcata Community Forest).

Why choose Humboldt State University

The university is divided into three colleges: the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; the College of Natural Resources and Sciences; and the College of Professional Studies. There are 48 undergraduate majors and 69 minors. The two largest majors are Biology and Art, both with over 20 faculty members and extensive facilities on- and off-campus. This CSU campus offers a Wildlife undergraduate degree. There are several credential programs and twelve Master's programs, of which Natural Resources and Social Work are the largest. The new Energy, Environment, and Society graduate program is unique to the CSU, and provides graduates with interdisciplinary training in engineering, economics, and climate policy.

The University Library supports students and faculty from all three academic colleges. Beginning in 2015, the Library launched HSU Press to showcase research and scholarship across the campus. It also houses the Humboldt State University Press, which publishes theses, textbooks and trade books of interest to Humboldt State and the surrounding area. On campus, a popular major is Forestry. The Forestry department building's walls are completely paneled with different species of wood. The building was rebuilt in October 1980 after the original building was burned down. The original building only stood for 17 years before an arsonist, whose identity is still unknown today, set the building on fire in 1979.

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Avg Cost of Tuition/Year US$ 24,811
Cost of Living/Year US$ 14,600
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Estimated Total/Year US$ 39,411

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