Research Labs and Special Facilities

If you you’re looking for hands-on research experience, you need the right tools. At Humboldt State, you’ll find a surprising array of special facilities that are available for undergraduates to use. It’s not something you’ll find at most universities.


With tuition and fees of just $7,492 per year, Humboldt State University is a great value. HSU combines incredible academic opportunities with affordability.

Student Life at HSU

Creative and open-minded. Friendly and curious. Progressive and different. That's Humboldt State students, and they do quite a bit more than complete their degree requirements. They explore, volunteer, organize and play. They try new things and challenge the status quo.

At Humboldt State, we encourage you to pursue your interests and follow your own path—in the classroom and beyond.

About Humboldt State 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.

Mission, Vision and Values

Why Humboldt State

Humboldt State is a top choice for students with a spirit of adventure and a passion for making a difference.