Find your state
Colorado State University welcomed our largest and most diverse class of new students this year. Every incoming class is different, but one thing all our students have in common is their desire to support and challenge each other. At Colorado State University, we all believe we accomplish more together.
If that statement makes you nod your head, we invite you to learn more and apply to Colorado State University.
This amazing place
If you review rankings and academic reputation when comparing universities, Colorado State will rise to the top of your list. But there are many other factors to consider. At Colorado State what we’re really proud of is our commitment to each student as a whole person and our strong sense of community. There are more than 500 campus clubs and organizations that represent and support everyone. And you’ll see Ram Pride throughout our friendly and supportive college town.
Fort Collins is known for technology, entrepreneurialism, and innovation. In fact, the Smithsonian Institution named Fort Collins the City of Innovation in its new exhibit, “Places of Invention,” shown at the National Museum of American History.
Fort Collins is located just an hour’s drive from Denver, Colorado, so you have access to a big city while also living very close to the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. You can easily explore the best mountains and outdoor recreation in the country. Plus, we enjoy more than 300 sunny days a year.
With a population of 155,000, Fort Collins is a small town in which you will feel safe and comfortable. But it is large enough to provide public transportation, miles and miles of bike routes and trails, numerous entertainment and dining options, and access to large employers who seek Colorado State students for internships.
Diverse and international campus
At Colorado State diversity is broad and inclusive. Our community works together to be a campus where all individuals are welcomed, valued, affirmed, and supported. It means intentionally increasing global opportunities so that we all learn more about one another.
How we approach admission
Each year we search for students with diverse backgrounds, skills, and perspectives. And that doesn’t mean just glancing at your GPA or test scores. We’re prepared to read every application fully. Our biggest goal is to ensure your academic success, and we do that by seeing your application as a window into your life.
Your major isn’t what you think it is. It connects your passion to your future. At CSU, you’ll develop relationships with professors who share that passion. And if you’re interested in academic ratings and rankings, you’ll see ours compare nicely. CSU offers more than 70 majors in eight colleges. In addition to our majors, more than 125 concentrations allow you to focus your academic studies even more specifically on your area of interest and future career goals. For a full list of majors, concentrations, and minors, visit admissions.colostate.edu/academics.
Challenge yourself to take your education to the next level. The University Honors Program is a community of academically motivated students who live and learn together. Honors students have access to small seminar-style classes, personal faculty interaction, and priority registration.
Colorado State is a residential campus, and more than 96% of first-year students live in the University’s 15 residence halls. Our residence life programming and Residential Learning Communities integrate faculty involvement and will help you meet other students who share your interests academically and socially. By living on campus, you will quickly meet other students and make friends. You will also be able to easily join and attend social events, student organizations, and sports.
Visit CSU and Fort Collins
If you’re looking for a college experience with the perfect fusion of culture, opportunity, and adventure, Fort Collins is where you’ll find it—even after you graduate. Fort Collins is ranked among the best college towns to live in forever.
See what sets us apart. Information sessions and walking tours are available every weekday, and in-depth visit programs are offered throughout the year. Plan your visit at admissions.colostate.edu/visit.
Quick Ram Facts
• 91% of graduates said they would choose CSU again.
• 89% of students secured employment or continuing education plans by graduation day.
• First university in the world to achieve to achieve a STARS Platinum rating for sustainability
• 2,000 international students from 90+ countries
• 500 campus clubs and organizations
• 315+ miles of bike routes and trails
• 62% of classes with 30 students or fewer
• 16 NCAA Division I sports and thousands of Ram Fans
• 76% of students receiving financial aid
• $44,500 average starting salary for CSU graduates
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