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Tuition & Fees

$11,519

$29,027

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
10%
600-699
48%
500-599
36%
400-499
6%
700-800
9%
600-699
39%
500-599
44%
400-499
8%
30-36
17%
24-29
41%
18-23
36%
12-17
6%
30-36
9%
24-29
54%
18-23
30%
12-17
7%
30-36
14%
24-29
50%
18-23
34%
12-17
2%
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undergraduateRatios

48%

52%

male

female

1
18

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 19,116
Declined + 4,021
Total Received 23,137
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Public

25,903

undergraduate students

7,334

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Human Development/family Studies
  2. Communication Studies
  3. Biological Science
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Codes

SAT 4075
ACT 0504

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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 33,237
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)
•  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)
•  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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Fort Collins, CO

586-acre main campus and 1,433-acre foothills research campus in Fort Collins (population: 164,207), 65 miles north of Denver. Served by air and bus; major airport and train serve Denver. Public transportation serves campus.

Colorado State University
711 Oval Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80523

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
26%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
96%
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

 
26 fraternities 1% of male students
 
19 sororities 2% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
20%
Top 1/4
47%
Top 1/2
82%
Bottom 1/2
18%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
10%
600-699
48%
500-599
36%
400-499
6%
700-800
9%
600-699
39%
500-599
44%
400-499
8%
30-36
17%
24-29
41%
18-23
36%
12-17
6%
30-36
9%
24-29
54%
18-23
30%
12-17
7%
30-36
14%
24-29
50%
18-23
34%
12-17
2%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 1 (priority deadline)
August 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)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 19,116
Declined + 4,021
Total Received 23,137

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 $9,152
Room $5,578
Board $5,936
Additional fees $2,367
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $24,233
Average Financial Aid - $11,635
Total with Avg. Aid $12,598

Financial Aid

82%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$11,635

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $22,961,923
State $9,662,592
Institutional $43,944,346
Other external $6,624,764
Total $83,193,625

Non-need-based

Federal $248,414
State $448,929
Institutional $15,599,536
Other external $4,140,557
Total $20,437,436

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 (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
Apparel/Merchandising
Applied Computer Technology
Applied Developmental Science
Applied Statistics
Art
Art History
Art Teacher Education
Arts Leadership/Cultural Management
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
Cancer Biology
Cell/Molecular Biology
Chemical Engineering
Chemical/Biological Engineering
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Clinical Sciences
Communication Studies
Computer Engineering
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Computing Education
Conservation Leadership
Construction Management
Creative Writing
Dance
Design/Merchandising
Dietetics
Early Childhood Education
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
Finance
Fine Arts
Fire/Emergency Services Administration
Fish/Wildlife/Conservation Biology
Fisheries/Wildlife Biology
Food Science/Nutrition
Forest Sciences
Forestry
French
French Language/Literature
French Teacher Education
Geology
Geosciences
German
German Languages/Literature
German Teacher Education
Greenhouse Gas Management/Accounting
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
Molecular Biology
Molecular/Cellular/Integrative Neuroscience
Molecular/Cellular/Integrative Neurosciences
Music
Music Education
Music Performance
Music Therapy
Natural Resource Recreation/Tourism
Natural Resources Management
Natural Resources Stewardship
Natural Sciences
Natural Sciences Education
Neuroscience
Nutrition/Food Science
Occupation/Rehabilitation Science
Occupational Therapy
Pathology
Performing Arts
Pest Management
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
Weed Science
Zoology
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Undergraduate

78%

25,903
students

Female
52%
13,441

Male
48%
12,462

Graduate

22%

7,334
students

Female
53%
3,888

Male
47%
3,446

undergraduateFull-time

84%

21,969
students

Female
52%
11,237

Male
48%
10,732

undergraduatePart-time

16%

3,934
students

Female
57%
2,204

Male
43%
1,730

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
55%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
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

59%

Transfer applicants accepted

58%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required 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 Not Required/Recommended

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

98%

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 transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 78
Countries most often represented China
Kuwait
Oman
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Heather Daniels
Associate Director, Admissions
970 491-1573
heather.daniels@colostate.edu

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