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International Profile

Colorado State University makes education a global experience, integrating an international perspective in everything we do.
• 2,000 international students
• 90+ countries represented
• #1 in the US for international student satisfaction for academics and student support (International Student Barometer, 2013)
• Senator Paul Simon National Award for Outstanding Campus Internationalization
• First university in the world to achieve a STARS Platinum rating for sustainability
• Ranked top university for strong engineering, technical, and environmental programs (The Fiske Guide to Colleges, 2014)

Fort Collins, Colorado
Fort Collins is known for technology, entrepreneurs, and innovation. In fact, the Smithsonian Institution named Fort Collins the City of Innovation.

With a population of 158,000, Fort Collins is a small town in which you’ll feel safe and comfortable but large enough to provide miles and miles of bike routes and trails, entertainment and dining options, and access to internships in global companies.

Located just an hour drive from Denver and near the best mountain and outdoor recreation in the US, Fort Collins offers access to everything you want. Plus, we enjoy more than 300 sunny days a year. Denver International Airport is less than an hour away, with shuttle service available to and from Fort Collins.

International student support
The Office of International Programs provides student support before and after you arrive in Fort Collins.
• International student orientation
• Cultural Mentors and Global Ambassadors
• International Student Retreat in the Mountains
• International student organizations
• International Festival: World Unity Fair
• Academic skills workshops
• Conversational English classes
• International Student and Scholars Services
• Council of International Student Affairs

We also work with the Fort Collins International Center to support international students, their families, and the broader community.

CSU offers nearly 200 academic programs in Agricultural Sciences, Business, Engineering, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts, Natural Resources, Natural Sciences, and Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. That many options means you can focus on what interests you. Explore Colorado State’s complete listing of on-campus majors, minors, concentrations, dual-degree programs, pre-professional programs, and honors opportunities online:

International admission
Conditional admission is awarded to students who are academically competitive but have not demonstrated the necessary English proficiency for direct admission. Conditionally admitted students enroll in the INTO CSU Academic English Program in order to develop strong English language skills and prepare to enroll in regular University academic courses.

Campus life
Colorado State is a residential campus, and more than 96% of first-year students live in the University’s 15 residence halls. 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. Take a virtual tour of campus and see why our students love to call CSU home:



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. Easy access to hiking, skiing, rafting, and other outdoor sports is a great advantage to CSU students.


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

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

Number of Students:
• 27,000 undergraduate students
• 4,000 graduate students

Number of Faculty:
• 1,800 faculty members
• Student-faculty ratio of 16:1
• More than 20% of tenure-track faculty and 25% of new 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 every US state
• 7% international students
• 60 international or diversity-related 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: 2016–2017 academic year
Non-resident Tuition and Fees    $    28,374
Housing and Meals    $    11,862
Books and Supplies    $    1,200
Transportation    $    1,600
Other Educational Costs    $    1,360
Total    $    44,396

Financial Aid:  
• Annual $2,000–$8,000 admission-based merit scholarships
• 11,043 institutional scholarships awarded
• 727 international students securing on-campus employment

Test Score Requirements:
Minimum for direct admission:
• 79/550 TOEFL iBT/PBT
• 53 PTE Academic
• 6.5 IELTS

Conditional admission is awarded to students who are academically competitive but have not demonstrated the necessary English proficiency for direct admission.

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