Humboldt State University Reviews

  • 25 Reviews
  • Arcata (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $19,555
100% of 25 students said this degree improved their career prospects
92% of 25 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 11/26/2017
  • Degree: History
  • Graduation Year: 2005
"HSU is a wonderful place. The nature alone is worth moving to the middle of nowhere, but the diversity in the student population and the sincere and knowledgeable professors make HSU a special place to pursue any degree. At HSU they create a very student focused environment and it is apparent in their educators and throughout the on-campus staff (from Admissions to the Student medical center)."
Tia Meyer
  • Reviewed: 6/24/2017
  • Degree: Anthropology
  • Graduation Year: 2012
"I am grateful for my time at Humboldt State University. Majoring in a liberal arts degree in a field that I am passionate about gave me the motivation to complete the reading and the assignments, the faculty was always very supportive and available for help. Staff always recognized me and knew my name even in larger classes. I appreciated how hands-on many of the programs at this university are."
Helina Alvarez
  • Reviewed: 3/19/2017
  • Degree: Environmental Science
  • Graduation Year: 2013
"Overall Humboldt State was a good University. They do need help in improving a few areas, regarding their programs to help support underrepresented students, especially in career and education advancement. However, if you in the biology, natural resources field and enjoy the outdoors I would reccommend this school."
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Biology
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"Humboldt State is situated in a fantastic location, has a broad array of instructors from highly-varied backgrounds, and offer a wide variety within their curriculum. Of course administration is overpaid, but many instructors are inherently worth more than they are paid- the amount of knowledge some professors have to offer/share is absolutely amazing. Getting involved with research projects can be difficult, but actively asking around has proven to offer me more opportunities than I had previously thought possible. Active involvement in clubs can supplement your education in getting involved with peers at a level that opens more doors than the average class has to offer. For a freshman wishing to live in a near-perfect climate (somewhat rainy, but always gorgeous) while pursuing a worthwhile education, Humboldt State is highly recommended!"
Hailey C
  • Reviewed: 7/25/2016
  • Degree: Teaching
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"Humboldt State University is a lovely university situated in Northern California, and I am happy to say I am an HSU Alumni. I graduated with a BA in English education, with a minor in TESL/TEFL, and I am generally happy with the level of quality instruction I received. The class sizes are small, and the professors know you by name. Because the classes are so small, you really form a tight-knit community with your peers, and this helps to facilitate the collaborative group work that comes standard in any English degree. Overall, I would recommend Humboldt State University to anyone looking to pursue a higher education within the CSU system."
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2016
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"Great school, though a bit heavy on diagnosis and less on holistic and humanistic approaches. Educated faculty who were supportive. Great access to student internships and opportunities with clubs and research/teaching assistance internships."
  • Reviewed: 10/13/2015
  • Degree: Elementary Education
  • Graduation Year: 2008
"A very liberal college that has a lot of character. Great for the arts, and any kind of earth science."
  • Reviewed: 9/29/2015
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"HSU provided me the opportunity to get a hands on feel for organizing a movement from scratch onto the campus and the surrounding city with so much support from the staff and professors."
  • Reviewed: 8/10/2015
  • Degree: Mathematics
  • Graduation Year: 2011
"It is an extremely valuable use of your time. Studying mathematics I gained skills in problem solving and abstract ways of thinking that are very useful. Also, going to a liberal arts school affords you the option to study a myriad of things."
2009 engineering grad
  • Reviewed: 5/29/2015
  • Degree: Engineering
  • Graduation Year: 2009
"This is an 5 program that prepared me well for the job market. Focus on collaboration, field work, and technical writing strengthen the education. Graduates are very competitive."