Cal Poly Humboldt is on a 161-acre campus in the rural setting of Arcata, California.
Cal Poly Humboldt has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.
Interested in Greek life? Cal Poly Humboldt has fraternities and sororities.
Cal Poly Humboldt has the Psychology. In fact, more students participate in the Psychology than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Cal Poly Humboldt include Delta Phi Epsilon, Zoology, Queer Student Union and Campus Center for Appropriate Technology (CCAT).
Cal Poly Humboldt students' favorite campus events are Library Skillshops, Campus Dialogue on Race (seminars and guest speakers) and Social Justice Summit.
This table offers information on housing at Cal Poly Humboldt.
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||No|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||26.71%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||2,100|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||1,384|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||73.29%|
Cal Poly Humboldt offers on-campus housing. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
Most Cal Poly Humboldt students live off campus. In 2022, 26.71% of undergrads at Cal Poly Humboldt lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 73.29% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Cal Poly Humboldt. There are 2,100 spots available in on-campus housing for all 5,201 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 1,384 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 26.71% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Cal Poly Humboldt offers coed housing.
At Cal Poly Humboldt there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Cal Poly Humboldt:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Crew||Intercollegiate Club Teams||NCAA Division 2|
|Cheerleading||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Lacrosse||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
California State Polytechnic University, Humboldt is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Cal Poly Humboldt campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.
Cal Poly Humboldt offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Cal Poly Humboldt, take U.S. Highway 101 to Arcata, CA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Arcata-Eureka airport.
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