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Colorado State University (CSU)

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  • Level

    4 Years

  • Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

    Not applicable

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  • Student Population Number of Students attending College


  • On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?


Colorado State University is a public institution known as CSU, regionally located in Fort Collins, Colorado founded in 1870. The campus size is 4,773 acres which offer more than 150 degrees in eight colleges, having graduate programs in the schools of business, engineering, and education in the renowned college of veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. 

It is also taken as one of the leading research universities where faculty and students collaborate together to explore fields such as infectious diseases, atmospheric science, clean energy technologies, and environmental science. Apart from the classroom and research lab, there are 350 campus organizations with 35 fraternities and sororities available for students.

Located in Fort Collins, Colorado, Colorado State University-Fort Collins is a public university. Around 89% of the students are 24 and under at Colorado State University-Fort Collins. At CSUFC around 70% are white, 15% belong to Hispanic ethnicity, and 5% belong to two or more races. And, when it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 53% of the students are females and 47% are males. The college has produced several achievers in its many years of existence and some of the notable alumni are Becky Hammon, Anwar al-Awlaki, Kent Rominger, and John Amos. The school believes in the all-round growth of the students and, hence encourages students to take part in several sporting activities, conducted inside the campus. Students taking admission here will notice that the university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure. Taking into account all the undergraduate and graduate degrees, including both residential and online, CSUFC offers around 320 programs. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by Higher Learning Commission.

Location & Contact






102 Administration Building


As long as US universities are concerned, the rankings which are provided by Forbes and US News are trusted everywhere. The two popular publications, US News and Forbes, are among the most trusted publications when it comes to the rankings of an educational institution. The ranking of a university plays an important role in helping a prospective candidate choosing the right university. It helps them assess the university's performance based on several factors, which include research excellence, the performance of the students after they complete their education, student experience, and most importantly academic success. However, it is to be noted that Colorado State University-Fort Collins does not feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest rankings by these two publications.


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  • Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.


  • SAT Range

    1070 - 1280



  • ACT Range

    23 - 28

  • High School GPA


  • Application Fee


  • Accept Common App


The students can make the most out of the admission process as the admission at the university is fairly easy. Colorado State University-Fort Collins has 3 admission thresholds. Candidates are required to fill the form and submit a fee of $50, as part of the admission process at CSUFC. If the SAT score of a student lies in the range of 1070-1290, it would improve her chances. Notably, students securing ACT score less than 23 might also given admission but the average ACT score at Colorado State University-Fort Collins is 26. The application process can be completed online. However, if needed, one can also visit the office at 102 Administration Building, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-0100, or call (970) 491-1101.

Annual Cost to Attend

  • Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.


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Additional Costs:

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  • Room And Board The charges for an academic year for Rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.


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Total One Year Cost


Before applying to CSUFC, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The annual full-time cost of attendance comes out to be approximately $35,980. Students can also explore numerous financial aid options offered by the university.


Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.


Student:Faculty Ratio


Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Academic Calendar


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Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

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Distance Education

Study Abroad


Most Popular Majors:

  • Business Administration, Management...

    683 Graduates

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

    269 Graduates

  • Biology, General

    263 Graduates

  • Human Development, Family Studies,...

    257 Graduates

  • Psychology, General

    219 Graduates

  • Mechanical Engineering

    204 Graduates

  • Communication and Media Studies

    198 Graduates

  • Sociology

    160 Graduates

  • Psychology, General

    219 Graduates

  • Mechanical Engineering

    204 Graduates

  • Communication and Media Studies

    198 Graduates

  • Sociology

    160 Graduates

  • Construction Engineering Technologi...

    159 Graduates

  • Economics

    157 Graduates

  • Journalism

    143 Graduates

  • Zoology/Animal Biology

    128 Graduates

  • Political Science and Government

    119 Graduates

  • Social Work

    107 Graduates

  • Computer and Information Sciences,...

    104 Graduates

  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facil...

    101 Graduates

  • English Language and Literature, Ge...

    100 Graduates

  • Fine and Studio Arts

    97 Graduates

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

    92 Graduates

  • History

    89 Graduates

  • Civil Engineering

    88 Graduates

  • Agricultural and Domestic Animal Se...

    83 Graduates

  • Animal Sciences

    78 Graduates

  • Apparel and Textiles

    74 Graduates

  • Nutrition Sciences

    72 Graduates

  • Agricultural Business and Managemen...

    70 Graduates

  • Chemical Engineering

    69 Graduates

  • Natural Resources Conservation and...

    63 Graduates

  • Microbiological Sciences and Immuno...

    60 Graduates

  • Anthropology

    59 Graduates

  • Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

    59 Graduates

  • International/Global Studies

    58 Graduates

  • Hospitality Administration/Manageme...

    48 Graduates

  • Music

    46 Graduates

  • Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, an...

    42 Graduates

  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

    41 Graduates

  • Plant Sciences

    39 Graduates

  • Biomedical/Medical Engineering

    38 Graduates

  • Mathematics

    38 Graduates

  • Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

    37 Graduates

  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

    33 Graduates

  • Soil Sciences

    33 Graduates

  • Information Science/Studies

    32 Graduates

  • Design and Applied Arts

    29 Graduates

  • Forestry

    29 Graduates

  • Philosophy

    29 Graduates

  • Public Health

    26 Graduates

  • Biotechnology

    25 Graduates

  • Environmental/Environmental Health...

    25 Graduates

  • Teacher Education and Professional...

    24 Graduates

  • Chemistry

    22 Graduates

  • Computer Engineering

    21 Graduates

  • Fire Protection

    21 Graduates

  • Landscape Architecture

    19 Graduates

  • Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

    17 Graduates

  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

    17 Graduates

  • Natural Resources Management and Po...

    17 Graduates

  • Statistics

    17 Graduates

  • Physics

    16 Graduates

  • Applied Horticulture and Horticultu...

    14 Graduates

  • Natural Sciences

    14 Graduates

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human...

    10 Graduates

  • Teacher Education and Professional...

    10 Graduates

  • Engineering Science

    9 Graduates

  • Dance

    7 Graduates

  • Neurobiology and Neurosciences

    5 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.


Full-time / Part-time

87% / 13%

Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%












Two or more races


Non Resident alien




American Indian/Alaska native


Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander


Geographic Density

Geographic Density



Unknown Location


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Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$73,818 per year

Campus Life


The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available


Freshmen Required to Live on Campus


Freshmen Live on Campus


Undergrads in College Housing


Averege Housing Cost


Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $6,218/year.

Meal Plan Available


Average Meal Plan Available



Division Sports Nickname


School Colors

green and gold

Varsity Athletics Association


Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Mountain West Conference

Total Male Athletes


Total Female Athletes


Intramural Sports


Sports Club


Sports Team (Men)


Cross Country



Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)


Cross Country




Swimming and Diving


Track and Field


Campus Security

The university additionally offers an on-campus housing facility for students who wish to dwell nearby. At CSUFC, $12,430 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. The university considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At CSUFC, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The university has enrolled around 47% male and 53% female students.

24-Hour Security Patrol

Campus Emergency Phones

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation


Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation


Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$15,097 - $31,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$157 - $322

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.


Average Aid Per Year


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Average Aid Per Year


Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income Aid awarded based on the family income.


Average Amount

< $30K


$30K - $48K


$48K - $75K


$75K - $110K


> $110K


Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants


Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants


As mentioned, if one finds the fees and cost of living at CSUFC to be on the higher side, the financial aid department of the varsity would be of huge assistance. They can assist students with scholarships, grants, and student loans as well. At the university, the average federal grant comes to be around $5,300, whereas the financial aid is $7,112. The university provides financial assistance in the form of state-level aid worth $3,372 and institutional aid worth $7,112. The need-based scholarships awarded to students admitted to Colorado State University-Fort Collins amount to $2,663,753 per annum. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants awarded in a year total $22,813,046.

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