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Humboldt State University Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Humboldt State University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 10,024 out of 13,018 applicants or 77% were admitted making Humboldt State University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores. Humboldt State University typically accepts and attracts B average high school students. Only 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 7,777 5,241 13,018
Accepted 6,226 3,798 10,024
Acceptance Rate 80% 72% 77%
Enrolled 879 541 1,420
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 14% 14% 14%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Humboldt State University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Humboldt State University regularly accepts students with ACTs of 18 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. 39 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Humboldt State University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 950 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 835. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1065 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 92 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 950 1180
SAT Reading 480 610
SAT Math 470 570
ACT Composite 18 24
ACT English 16 24
ACT Math 17 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >85%
21 to 24 Avg + 77%-85%
18 to 21 Avg - 66%-77%
15 to 18 Reach 54%-66%
Less than 15 Low <54%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1180 and Above Good >85%
1065 to 1180 Avg + 77%-85%
950 to 1065 Avg - 66%-77%
835 to 950 Reach 54%-66%
Less than 835 Low <54%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need about average high school grades to get into Humboldt State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Humboldt State University was 3.21 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 3.21 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Humboldt State University accepts 77% of all applicants.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 11% Good
3.50 to 3.75 13% Good
3.25 to 3.50 20% Good
3.00 to 3.25 25% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 30% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Nov 30, 2016.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Humboldt State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=115755 IPEDS survey data for Humboldt State University.



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