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Tuition

$10,439

$26,292

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

Moderately Selective

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 13,914
Declined + 4,056
Total Received 17,970
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undergraduateRatios

49%

51%

male

female

1  :  17

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Human Development/Family Studies
  3. Health/Exercise Science
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School Facts

Colorado State is a public university. Founded in 1870, it became a land-grant college in 1879, and was granted university status in 1957. Its 586-acre main campus is located in Fort Collins, Colorado at the foot of the Rocky Mountains.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 31,256
Established in 1870
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AAMFT (American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACCE (American Council for Construction Education)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NEHSPAC (National Environmental Health Science & Protection Accreditation Council)
•  NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association)
•  SAF (Society of American Foresters)
•  TEAC (Teacher Education Accreditation Council)

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Codes

SAT 4075
ACT 0504

Public

23,798

undergraduate students

7,458

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
27%
500-599
47%
400-499
18%
300-399
1%
700-800
6%
600-699
34%
500-599
43%
400-499
16%
300-399
1%
30-36
15%
24-29
44%
18-23
37%
12-17
4%
30-36
9%
24-29
51%
18-23
34%
12-17
6%
30-36
11%
24-29
50%
18-23
38%
12-17
1%
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Fort Collins, CO

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Fort Collins, CO

586-acre main campus and 1,703-acre research campus in Fort Collins (population: 148,612), 65 miles from Denver. Served by air and bus; major airport and train serve Denver. Public transportation serves campus.

Colorado State University
1062 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
25%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
97%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
21 fraternities 7% of male students
 
16 sororities 9% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
22%
Top 1/4
52%
Top 1/2
88%
Bottom 1/2
12%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
27%
500-599
47%
400-499
18%
300-399
1%
700-800
6%
600-699
34%
500-599
43%
400-499
16%
300-399
1%
30-36
15%
24-29
44%
18-23
37%
12-17
4%
30-36
9%
24-29
51%
18-23
34%
12-17
6%
30-36
11%
24-29
50%
18-23
38%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline December 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required/GED accepted
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 13,914
Declined + 4,056
Total Received 17,970

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Class rank
Essay
Recommendations
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Melissa Trifiletti
Director of Admissions
P: 970 491-6909
F: 970 491-7799
admissions@colostate.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,494
Room $4,956
Board $5,820
Additional fees $1,819
Books & supplies $1,126
Total $21,215
Average Financial Aid - $11,806
Total with Avg. Aid $9,409

Financial Aid

67%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$11,806

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $23,710,692
State $5,540,726
Institutional $30,645,574
Other external $5,840,387
Total $65,737,379

Non-need-based

Federal $111,022
State $93,887
Institutional $9,223,108
Other external $2,197,022
Total $11,625,039

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cross-country
diving
football
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track (indoor)
track (outdoor)
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Mountain West Conference (Division I, Football I-A)
Mascot
Rams
School colors
green and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Applied Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Accountancy
Adult Education
Agricultural Business
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Education
Agricultural Science
Agricultural/Extension Education
Agricultural/Resource Economics
Animal Science
Animal Sciences
Anthropology
Apparel/Merchandising
Applied Computer Technology
Applied Developmental Science
Applied Statistics
Art
Art History
Art Teacher Education
Arts Leadership Administration
Atmospheric Science
Atmospheric Sciences
Bioagricultural Sciences
Biochemistry
Bioengineering
Biological Sciences
Biology Teacher Education
Biomedical Engineering/Chemical/Biological Engineering
Biomedical Engineering/Electrical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering/Mechanical Engineering
Biomedical Science
Biomedical Sciences
Botany
Business Administration
Cell/Molecular Biology
Chemical Engineering
Chemical/Biological Engineering
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Clinical Sciences
Communication Studies
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Computing Education
Conservation Biology
Conservation Leadership
Construction Management
Creative Writing
Dance
Design/Merchandising
Earth Sciences
Ecology
Economics
Ecosystem Science/Sustainability
Education
Education/Human Resource Studies
Electrical Engineering
Engineering
Engineering Science
English
English Education
Entomology
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Health
Environmental Horticulture
Equine Science
Ethnic Studies
Family/Consumer Science
Fermentation Science/Technology
Fine Arts
Fire/Emergency Services Administration
Fish/Wildlife/Conservation Biology
Fisheries/Wildlife Biology
Food Science/Nutrition
Forest Sciences
Forestry
French
French Language/Literature
Geology
Geosciences
German
German Languages/Literature
Health/Exercise Sciences
History
Horticulture
Hospitality Management
Human Bioenergetics
Human Development/Family Studies
Human Dimensions of Natural Resources
Interior Design
International Studies
Journalism
Landscape Architecture
Landscape Horticulture
Language/Literature/Culture Studies
Languages/Literatures/Cultures
Liberal Arts
Management Practice
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Microbiology
Music
Music Education
Music Performance
Music Therapy
Natural Resource Recreation/Tourism
Natural Resources Management
Natural Resources Stewardship
Natural Sciences
Natural Sciences Education
Nutrition/Food Science
Occupation/Rehabilitation Science
Occupational Therapy
Pathology
Performing Arts
Philosophy
Physics
Plant Pathology
Plant Pathology/Weed Science
Political Science
Professional Natural Sciences
Psychology
Public Communication/Technology
Public Health
Radiological Health Sciences
Rangeland Ecology
Rangeland Ecosystem Science
Restaurant/Resort Management
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social Work
Sociology
Soil/Crop Sciences
Spanish
Spanish Language/Literature
Spanish Teacher Education
Statistics
Student Affairs in Higher Education
Systems Engineering
Teacher Education
Teaching Licensure
Technology Teacher Education
Theatre
Tourism Management
Toxicology
Veterinary Medicine
Watershed Science
Zoology
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Undergraduate

76%

23,798
students

Female
51%
12,198

Male
49%
11,600

Graduate

24%

7,458
students

Female
50%
3,732

Male
50%
3,726

undergraduateFull-time

87%

20,777
students

Female
52%
10,668

Male
48%
10,109

undergraduatePart-time

13%

3,021
students

Female
51%
1,530

Male
49%
1,491

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
71%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

64%

Transfer applicants accepted

66%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Recommended of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: June 1

Spring: November 1

Summer: May 1

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

97%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 55
Countries most often represented China
Kuwait
Oman
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Petra Marlin
Assistant Director, Admissions
970 491-6909
petra.marlin@colostate.edu

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