Humboldt State University (HSU)

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Humboldt State University can be found in Arcata, CA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around eight thousand students enrolled per year at HSU.

Students can report either the SAT or ACT exam scores to Humboldt State University. A score between 890 to 1140 on the SAT exam, or 18 to 24 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Humboldt State University (HSU) average GPA ranges from 2.89 to 3.25 for accepted students. Roughly 80 percent of all applicant were accepted at HSU, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 15 percent continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at humboldt.edu.

Overall Humboldt State University (HSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012

80.2%

The overall acceptance rate for Humboldt State University was reported as 80.2% in Fall 2012 with over 9,980 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • HSU ACT Scores: 18 - 24
  • HSU Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Humboldt State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Humboldt State University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2019 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2019-2020 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Humboldt State University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 75.5%
  • 2009-2010: 84.1%
  • 2010-2011: 82.7%
  • 2011-2012: 81.2%
  • 2012-2013: 80.2%
  • Projected HSU Acceptance Rate 2019-2020: 81.0%

How Does Humboldt State University (HSU) Compare?

80.2%
This School
55.5%
National Avg

The acceptance rate for Humboldt State University is forty-five percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Simpson University55.5%
Southern Oregon University73.0%
Oregon Institute of Technology71.4%
Pacific Union College50.6%
Sonoma State University81.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)

TotalMaleFemale
Applicants9,97842.5%57.5%
Admitted8,00041.4%58.6%
Enrolled1,23744.6%55.4%

Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Humboldt State University (HSU) (Fall 2012)

ACT®Score Range
English17 - 24
Math18 - 24
Composite Score18 - 24
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