Humboldt State University
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Humboldt State University is a progressive institution dedicated to excellence and ethical behavior in all endeavors. It is located on a hillside with a view of the Pacific Ocean, in Arcata, California.
Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Humboldt State is the northernmost campus of the California State University system. The current enrollment includes 7,500 students, with 381 full time faculty members.
The university was founded in 1913, as a school to train teachers and became a state college, in 1935. It received university status in 1972.
The institution was one of the first campuses of what would become the 23-campus California State University system. Today, it is classed as a Master’s College and University I by the Carnegie Institute.
Humboldt State confers 49 bachelor's, 82 minors, 12 graduate programs, 17 credential programs, and numerous certificates of study. It is divided into three colleges, namely, the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; the College of Natural Resources and Sciences; and the College of Professional Studies.
Recognized internationally, HSU’s Department of Wildlife is among the country’s largest. The Schatz Energy Research Center is known worldwide for enabling undergraduate and graduate engineering students to acquire first-hand experience of the most advanced energy technologies.
The university’s center arts program attracts star entertainers. The Multi-Cultural Center is home to 11 active clubs and programs, including the American Indian Alliance, Hillel, the Women’s Center, Black Student Union, and Asian Pacific American Student alliance.
HSU has a number of nearby off-campus facilities, including a natural history museum, an observatory, forest lands and research station, art galleries, and a wildlife care facility. Just north of Arcata in the seaside village of Trinidad, is Humboldt State’s Telonicher Marine Lab. A 90-foot research vessel, Coral Sea is berthed in Eureka, just seven miles south of campus.
Humboldt State University is a member of the California Collegiate Athletic Association, one of the top Division II athletic conferences in the nation. The sports teams compete in football, basketball, soccer, track and cross country, volleyball, softball, and women’s crew.
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