Humboldt State University (HSU)

Arcata, CA

Humboldt State University Applicant Information

Important Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline November 30
SAT / ACT Scores Due March 1
Priority Application Due October 31

Admission Rate

  • Men
  • Women
  Men Women Total
Applied 4,016 5,396 9,412
Accepted 3,146 4,492 7,638
Acceptance Rate 78% 83% 81%
Enrolled 569 713 1,282

HSU Test Scores

Note: All test score ranges and GPA are approximations based on available data. Falling within a school’s displayed range for test scores and/or GPA does not guarantee admission to that school.

Average GPA
3.16 (weighted)

SAT Scores

(94% of Students Admitted to Humboldt State University Submit SAT Scores)

  • Verbal 450 to 580
  • Math 450 to 570
  • Writing 450 to 560
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Writing
Category Verbal Math Writing
Top 75th Percentile 580 570 560
Bottom 25th Percentile 450 450 450

ACT Scores

(34% of Students Admitted to Humboldt State University Submit ACT Scores)

  • Verbal 17 to 25
  • Math 18 to 24
  • Composite 18 to 25
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Composite
  Verbal Math Composite
Top 75th Percentile 25 24 25
Bottom 25th Percentile 17 18 18

Humboldt State University Application Requirements

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($55)   Very Important
High School Diploma or Equivalent   Very Important
High School GPA   Very Important
High School Rank     Not Considered
High School Transcript   Very Important
Recommendations     Not Considered
Essay     Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities     Not Considered
Volunteer Work     Not Considered
Standardized Test Score(s)   Very Important
Interview     Not Considered
Competencies     Not Considered
TOEFL     Not Considered

High School Prerequisites

Subject Years Required Years Recommended
Electives 1 1
English 4 4
Foreign Language 2 2
History 1 1
Math 3 3
Science 2 2
Social Studies 1 1
Lab 2 2
Other 1 1
Electives 1 1

Humboldt State University Transfer Students

Undergraduate Enrollment 8,242 (90%)
Undergraduate Transfer-in Enrollment 889 (9%)

Humboldt State University Admissons Requirements for Transfers

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($55)   Very Important
GPA (minimum 2.00)   Very Important
High School Transcript   Important
College Transcript   Very Important
Essay/Personal Statement     Not Considered
Interview     Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores   Important
Statement of Good Standing
from Prior Institution(s)
    Not Considered

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