Humboldt State University

public university Estd 1913
Arcata, California, USA
Humboldt State University

Humboldt State University was initially known as the Humboldt State Normal College, Humboldt State College and California State University. Its motto in English translates to ‘Light Truth’. There are 3 colleges, namely the College of Natural Resources and Sciences, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences and College of Professional Studies. The academic structure includes 69 minors and 48 undergraduate majors. The largest majors are in Art and Biology. Other than the California State Polytechnic University, this is the only one to provide a major in Botany. Situated in Arcata, Humboldt State University has various centres and institutes. The California Centre for Rural Policy focuses on policy development, building community and improving the health of rural people and their surroundings.

The Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research works to improve the social, economic, environmental and physical health of various communities via the scientific study of marijuana. The Humboldt Science and Mathematics Centre helps in enhancing mathematics and science education. The Institute for Cartographic Design is affiliated to the Department of Geography and the Kosmos Lab. The Institute for Entrepreneurship Education is about the interdisciplinary study with special attention to the ethic of social responsibility and social entrepreneurship. The Institute of Health and Human Performance supports training for students and faculty and research in the fields of disease prevention, human performance, health, nutrition and physical activity. The Institute for Spatial Analysis is devoted to spatial analysis across multiple disciplines and tackling real-world issues. The Schatz Energy Research Centre helps in developing and using clean energy technology. Its specialisations are in energy efficiency, hydrogen energy systems, fuel cell efficiency and renewable energy.

Notable alumni of Humboldt State University include Ceramic Artist and Sculptor Melissa Braden, 1988 Olympic Marathon Trials Winner Mark Conover, Author and Activist Ellie Cachette, Poet and Short Story Writer Raymond Carver, Indoor Football Player Chris Dixon, Forbes Columnist and Billionaire and CEO of Fisher Investments, Dan Curry who won the Emmy for Star Trek, Artist Harrell Fletcher, former NFL linebacker Dave Harper, SpongeBob SquarePants Creator Stephen Hillenburg, former Drummer of famous rock band Green Day John Kiffmeyer, Philanthropist and Businessman David Gelbaum, Instant Composers Pool member Michael Moore, Musician Mike Patton, Professional Football Player Taylor Boggs and Chairman of Shell Oil Company Monroe Spaght

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - SAT : Accepted, IELTS : 6
  • Fees - INR 5.3 Lakh

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Master of Business Administration
  • Duration - 1 Years
  • Exams Accepted - GMAT : 500, GRE : 300
  • Fees - INR 21.8 Lakh

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Masters in Psychology
  • Duration - 1 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6.5, TOEFL : 80
  • Fees - INR 6.2 Lakh

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Entry Criteria

BE/Btech - 1 CourseSAT - Accepted
IELTS - 6 & Above
TOEFL - 71 & Above
MBA - 1 CourseGMAT - 500 & Above
GRE - 300 & Above
IELTS - 6.5 & Above
Other Courses - 1 CourseIELTS - 6.5 & Above
TOEFL - 80 & Above

Admission Requirement

Application feesNo Fees

Approximate Fees

CoursesDurationTuition Fees
BE/Btech - 1 Course4 YearsINR 5.3L
USD 7,212
MBA - 1 Course12 MonthsINR 21.8L
USD 29,762
Other Courses - 1 Course1 YearINR 6.2L
USD 8,478