About the University
Humboldt State students enjoy an extraordinary college experience, taking small classes taught by professors who know them by name. They live and learn in one of the world's most beautiful places—near ancient redwood forests, mountains and beaches. We are located 275 miles north of San Francisco in the town of Arcata, which is recognized as one of the West's best college towns.
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 49 types of bachelor's degrees, 12 different master's degrees, 73 minors, and 14 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).
- Excerpt from Humboldt State University's website.
Health insurance is required of all full-time degree, resident, and international students with F1 and J1 visas.
The California State University (CSU) system requires that all non-immigrant international students maintain continuous insurance coverage for health care, medical evacuation, and repatriation while enrolled at a CSU campus. Humboldt State University has arranged coverage with a policy via CSUHealthLink which exceeds the CSU minimum requirements at a reasonable cost.
International students will be automatically enrolled in CSUHealthLink upon enrollment at HSU. Each academic term, the fee/cost for the coverage will be assessed to the student’s account and paid when the student is paying for other campus-related fees.
Cost: $700.00 per year ($350 per semester).
CHARTIS is not accepted at Humboldt.
Living on-campus:There are several housing options for international students. Residence halls are available on campus as well as apartments in close proximity to campus. To learn more about residence halls, please visit HSU's Housing and Dining Services website. For information about off campus housing, visit their website, here.
*Students living in residence halls must also purchase a meal plan please visit the website for more information. This costs an additional $4,704.00.
Off-campus Housing: Housing is available off-campus, contact your international student advisor for possible ressources.
The average budget per month is: $400 - 500
In order to be accepted, students must prove financial resources of $9,000.00 per semester.