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. That’s a big reason our alumni have such fond memories of their time here. You not only earn a degree at HSU, you develop skills and confidence that give you an advantage in your career and help you make the world better.
Don't be afraid to dream big. But without a plan, without the dedication, without taking the steps day in and day out, those lofty goals are just dreams. You have to do the work to get there."— Dan Phillips, Chief Technology Officer for Hulu ('91, Computer Information Systems and Business Administration)
One my favorite academic experiences was my botany class, which was not like a typical class where you just look at a couple of samples in a lab. We actually got to go into the forest to collect our test samples and went into the greenhouse for even more observations."—Sabrina Sibbett, Biology Major