A Perfect Environment for 
Living and Learning

Why Humboldt State?

Humboldt State University offers students a unique experience through a mix of academic programs, hands-on experiences, and commitment to social and environmental responsibility – all in the midst of an awe-inspiring natural environment. We’re also smaller than most public universities in California, and most students live on campus or nearby. So when you’re a student at HSU, you have a chance to get very involved in class projects and extracurricular activities.

Ali Keever

Morgan Kipf

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Giovanni Guerrero


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Why Humboldt? We’re a top school for sustainability!

At HSU, we care about preserving the environment and creating a better world for everyone. It’s in our values, our curriculum, and student life programs across campus. And it’s reflected in the Graduation Pledge of Social and Environmental Responsibility, created by HSU students in 1987 and now used at universities around the world.

HSU - A better place to live & learn

When you’re a student at Humboldt State, you’re in the midst of one of the most beautiful natural environments in the world. You’re surrounded by ancient redwood forests and wild coastline. Nature is a living laboratory for many classes, and it’s also your playground.