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Humboldt State: Admissions

Admissions Office

​Admissions officer:​Steven Ladwig,
Director of Admissions​
​Contacting the office:​707 826-4402
866 850-9556 (toll free)
707 826-6190 (fax)

First-time Freshman Application Process & Requirements​

Is there an application deadline for fall?yes
Priority filing date for fa​ll:October 31
​Final filing date for fall:​November 30
​​Freshmen are accepted for terms other than fall:​yes
​Percent of freshmen who enter in terms other than fall:​1%
Application Fee:$55
Can the application fee be waived?yes
Are refunds available on the application fee?no
Is the Common Application form accepted?no
Supplemental forms required for those using Common Application:no
Admissions Requirements:Minimum eligibility index of 3000 for SAT Reasoning (718 for ACT) required of in-state applicants; minimum eligibility index of 3402 for SAT Reasoning (822 for ACT) required of out-of-state applicants. In-state applicants with minimum 3.0 GPA and out-of-state applicants with minimum 3.6 GPA eligible regardless of test scores.
High school graduation is:required, GED is accepted
A general college preparatory program is:required
Campus visit is:recommended
Interview is:neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview:not available
Standardized test requirements:SAT or ACT required of some, SAT Subject Test not used
School's test preference:no preference
Aside from admissions, test scores are used for:placement
Dates test scores should be received:January 15 for SAT/ACT
​High School units required or recommended: English:​​4 required, 4 recommended
Foreign Language:2 required, 2 recommended
History:1 required, 1 recommended
Lab:2 required, 2 recommended
Math:3 required, 3 recommended
Science:2 required, 2 recommended
Social Studies:1 required, 1 recommended
Academic Electives:1 required, 1 recommended
Other:1 required, 1 recommended
Total:15 required, 15 recommended
​Special programs/policies for applicants not normally admissible:​​EOP
School has formalized early decision program:no
School has early action program:no
School has concurrent enrollment program for high school:no

First-time Freshman Selection Process

Academic criteria:
  • secondary school report very important
  • class rank not considered
  • recommendations not considered
  • standardized test scores very important
  • essay not c​onsidered
Nonacademic criteria:
  • interview not considered
  • extracurricular activities not considered
  • particular talent/ability not considered
  • character/personal qualities not considered
  • alumni/ae relationship not considered
  • geographical residence considered
  • state residency considered
  • religious affiliation/commitment not considered
  • minority affiliation not considered
  • volunteer work not considered
  • work experience not considered
Admissions is need blind:yes
Average secondary school GPA:3.26
Percent of freshmen who submitted GPA:99%
Percent of freshmen who submitted class rank:58%
Average SAT:503 verbal, 489 math, 486 writing
Average ACT:21 English, 21 math, 21 composite
Combined ACT middle 50% range:18 - 24
Test taken by majority of applicants:SAT
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted SAT scores:92%
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted ACT score:39%

Undergraduate Notification For Fall Term

Notification of admission:on a rolling basi​s
Acceptance of admission:must accept by May 1

First-time Freshman Enrollment

Number of completed applications received:13,017
Number of applicants o​ffered admission:9,765 (75%)
Number of applicants offered admission who enrolled:1,420 (15%)
School has a waiting list policy:no
Percent of freshmen who came from public schools:80%
Percent of freshmen who came from out of state:7%
Room deposit amount:$500, partially refundable until July 14.
Admission may be deferred:yes, up to 1 term