Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO

Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO

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You’re welcome at Colorado State.

It’s a place for great people doing great things.

At Colorado State University, you’ll find students and faculty working toward something better—a better world, a better solution, a better you.

Our students graduate to well-paying jobs in fields they love, study at 200+ graduate schools, and areknown for their strong academic skills.

Our hometown of Fort Collins reflects our energetic yet relaxed community. And it’s one of America’s top technology hubs. In fact, the Smithsonian Institution named Fort Collins the City of Innovation.

We know how to use 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.

In one word: progress. Our entrepreneurial spirit combined with a global outlook makes Fort Collins a magnet for innovation, careers, and healthy, happy people. 

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.

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

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.

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


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.


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:
• 24,000 undergraduate students
• 4,500 graduate students

Number of Faculty:
1,800 faculty members
• Student-faculty ratio of 19:1
• More than 20% of tenure-track faculty are international.

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees:
College of Agricultural Sciences
College of Business
College of Engineering
College of Health and Human Sciences
College of Liberal Arts
College of Natural Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Warner College of Natural Resources
70+ undergraduate majors and more than 125 concentrations
100+ graduate programs

Geographic Diversity:
• Students from all 50 states
• Over 2,100 international students
• 58 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: (2018–2019 academic year)
Non-resident Tuition and Required Fees $31,030
Living and Personal Expenses $13,482
Books, Supplies, and Health Insurance $2,810
Total Estimated Amount of Funding Needed $47,322

Financial Aid: 
• Annual $2,000–$10,000 admission-based merit scholarships
• $409 million in insitutional scholarships awarded last year
• 828 international students securing on-campus employment

Test Score Requirements:
Minimum for direct admission:
• 79/550 TOEFL iBT/PBT
• 53 PTE Academic
• 6.5 IELTS
Official SAT or ACT scores are required to be considered for direct admission to Business, Engineering, Computer Science, and Biomedical Sciences.

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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