the area is nice and the program for biology is ok. if I could do it all over again I would go to a more competitive school. I went to HSU because I was broke and knew I'd be paying my own way, so it being the cheapest state school weighed heavily in my decision making.
“Chill little university on the North Coast ofQuite BrightUndecided
Chill little university on the North Coast of California. It's really great if you like a small town atmosphere and copious weed smoking...and the academics are OK too. Just don't stay here too long and while you're there, enjoy your time to the max. Being in Humboldt is like being on vacation from life...
“I graduated in 2008 and found it toNot so brightKinesiology
I graduated in 2008 and found it to be a very different experience from when I started. The people were much more down to earth and friendly when I began and the school also had a lot more money! after 2005 I could not get into prerequisite classes and this delayed my graduation by one year - the class sizes started off very small and have gradually increased. They take 5 classes and turn it into one class in one large lecture hall and this is not why I decided to go there. The kines department was pretty bad but has been improving....but you never know when it will be cut! There are only a few teachers in the kines department and PAT, the main teacher is awful and should not be allowed to teach - he ruined my education and im sure everyone elses. The social atmosphere and beautful surroundings is the best thing there! - not the education for the most part. There are a lot of potheads and lazy people.....there are very few connections outside of the town for internships and such so you have to do everyting for yourself - it is isolated adn the teachers are also isolated! Besides all of this I had the best 6 years of my life and would not have gone somewhere else! I had a great social life and felt it was a very welcoming envirenment - friendly people for the most part and socially concious - a little too much at times. A very unique experience but dont feel i got the education i needed to prepare me for the real world - humboldt is not the real world!