Humboldt University

California State University Campus, 1 Harpst Street, Arcata, CA 95521, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. View Map

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About The University

Humboldt State University (HSU) is renowned nationally and internationally for its academic excellence, intensive research and unique programs. HSU consistently ranks among the top regional colleges in publications such as U.S. News & World Report.

As an international student, you can explore this unique and vibrant college town located in the heart of California's beautiful northern coast. The beautiful location, safe campus and academically excellent programs make HSU one of the most appealing schools in California.

The Center for International Programs (CIP) is the focal point for all things international at Humboldt State University.  The CIP offers information, support, and advice to future and current international students, as well as admissions services, visa and immigration advising, and an intensive English program.  The university's friendly staff also provide students with a comprehensive orientation and are available to assist throughout students' studies. Students who are interested in studying abroad can also visit the CIP for advising and assistance.

Living Around The University

HSU is nestled in a spectacular setting of redwood forests, rushing rivers, ocean beaches and mountain ranges. HSU is located 10 minutes from a large Redwood forest, and a 10 minute walk from downtown Arcata.

HSU's campus is located 435 km north of San Francisco in the safe town of Arcata (population: 17,000). Visitors from around the world come to this beautiful part of California to see the pristine beaches, clear blue rivers and world-famous redwood trees.  Redwood National Park, located 60 km north of Arcata, is home to some of the oldest redwood trees in the world. For city-lovers, San Francisco is just a 5-hour car journey away, or a one-hour flight from the Arcata/Eureka Airport.  Direct flights to San Francisco leave several times a day.  Arcata has a moderate climate year-round, so you’ll never have to worry about being too hot or too cold.  The average low is 4 °C and the average high is 14°C.

Course Information

Applicants require an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent.

Recognised for Entry

NCC Education Qualification Specific Entry Requirements Progression routes available
International Foundation Year Pass grade of 40% or higher Elective transfer on a case-by-case basis
International Foundation Year Successful completion of the programme Will consider applications provided they meet the university's requirements for international admission.
Other programmes such as Pre-Master's in Business Successful completion of the programme Will review applicants on a case-by-case basis provided they meet the university's requirements for international admission.