Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO

Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO

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Colorado State University is a public research institution located near the Rocky Mountains in Fort Collins, Colorado.

CSU features more than 250 undergraduate academic programs, many of which include hands-on research opportunities. With a safe and welcoming campus, Colorado State University is proud to support international students in their journey to the United States. We hope you will join our community and bring your dreams, talents, and ideas. Our students graduate to well-paying jobs in fields they love, study at 200+ graduate schools, and are known for their strong academic skills.

Stay and play
Our area features  300+ days of sunshine: 40,000 acres of natural areas, 50 city parks, 10 miles of river, and 285 miles of bike lanes and trails.

Real opportunity
Our entrepreneurial spirit combined with a global outlook makes Fort Collins a magnet for innovation, careers, and healthy, happy people. International students have gone on to receive OPT opportunities at more than 400 unique companies, and the starting salary for recent CSU graduates is around $53,000 USD.

Learning with purpose
CSU’s progressive academics engage students by tackling problems and issues they’re passionate about. Ninety percent of freshmen report they’re “solving complex, real-world problems” at CSU and many students participate in undergraduate research in their area of study.

Our home Fort Collins, Colorado
Low crime rate, clean air and water, and low cost of living make it one of America’s best small cities.

Proven success
Limitless educational paths and challenging academics provide a foundation for the future. Eighty-four percent of our grads are in jobs related to their career plans.

Spirit of adventure
Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, there’s a lot to do just a short drive away: summit a mountain peak, reel in a big catch, or just lounge beside a mountain lake.



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Top 15% Public Universities in America | Niche


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Top 15% College Campus in America | Niche


#2 Most Sustainable Doctoral University in the World | STARS


Colorado State University is located in Fort Collins, Colorado, on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. The foothills and 14,000-foot mountain peaks are visible from campus. With a population of 170,000, Fort Collins is small, safe, and comfortable and offers entertainment and dining options, plus access to internships in global companies.

Colorado State At A Glance

Type of school: Public Carnegie research university with very high research activity

Size of Campus: 5,000 acres, including the main campus, a foothills campus, an agricultural campus, and a mountain campus 

Number of Students:
• 23,583 undergraduate students
• 3,635 graduate students

Number of Faculty:
1,896 faculty members
• Student-faculty ratio of 17:1

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees:
College of Agricultural Sciences
College of Business
College of Health and Human Sciences
College of Liberal Arts
College of Natural Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
• Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering
Warner College of Natural Resources
70+ undergraduate majors and hundreds of concentrations
100+ graduate programs

Geographic Diversity:
• Students from all 50 states
• Over 1,600 international students
• Dozens of diversity and international clubs

International Student Services: Services and support for international students include mentors, academic skills workshops, conversational English classes, international student orientation, and the World Unity Fair.

International Student Budget: (2023–2024 academic year)
Non-resident tuition and required fees $32,734
Housing and meals $13,728
Books andsupplies $1,200
Transportation $1,826
Other educational costs $1,521
Total estimated amount of funding needed $51,009

Financial Aid: 
• Annual $2,000–$10,000 admission-based merit scholarships
• 79% of incoming students receive financial aid

Test Score Requirements:
Minimum for direct admission:
• 50 PTE Academic
• 6.0 IELTS Academic

Application Deadlines and Fees:
• Early Action: December 1
• Regular Decision: February 1
• After February 1, applications are considered on a space-available basis.
• $50 USD application fee

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