Colorado State University – Fort Collins

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School Overview

General Information
Colorado State University is a large institution located in Fort
Collins, Colorado. With over 31,000 students and a faculty of over 1,500,
the institution definitely makes its mark on the area. CSU offers 65
bachelor's degree options and 55 Master's programs. In the doctoral
field, there are 40 fields of study that may be an option for those
interested in pursuing this level of education.
Many Coloradans choose CSU, and it's easy to see why. With highly
ranked programs in veterinary medicine, agriculture, and journalism
among others, plus the incredible natural setting in close proximity to
the Rocky Mountains, CSU is the perfect school for an incredible
academic experience.

Admissions Information

Colorado State University does have an application fee of $50.00,
whether or not you apply online. If you are interested in CSU, take the
time to read about what they have to offer, and then take the steps to
apply. 86% of all students that apply do become students, and 82% come
back for at least a second year of study.
College Majors

CSU boasts a large number of major possibilities, from standard
subjects like business and engineering to specialized fields like
horticulture and soil science. Whatever major you choose, you will want
to take the opportunity to widen your scope by taking classes in areas
outside your focus.

  • Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Animal Sciences
  • Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations
  • Equestrian/Equine Studies
  • Horticultural Science
  • Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management
  • Range Science and Management
  • Soil Science and Agronomy
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • Animal Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology and Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Ecology
  • Microbiology
  • Pathology/Experimental Pathology
  • Wildlife Biology
  • Zoology/Animal Biology
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Business/Commerce
  • Restaurant/Food Services Management
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Business/Commerce
  • Restaurant/Food Services Management
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Journalism
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
  • Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures
  • Environmental Health
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Radiologic Technology/Science-Radiographer
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences
  • History
  • Fire Services Administration
  • Social Work
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • Fashion
  • Interior Design
  • Web Design

Graduate Programs

CSU offers 55 master's degree programs and 40 doctoral degrees. These
include the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, a choice for which the
school is well known.

Online Programs

Online Plus is CSU's distance learning program, which combines the
convenience of web-based learning with the faculty and resources of
CSU's campus. Working parents, military members, and other
non-traditional students can complete their degree or begin a new one
on their own schedule and at their own pace. In addition to degree
program courses, Online Plus includes a number of Professional
Development courses designed to help employees build their skills in
the workplace.


In 2012, the U.S. News and World Report put CSU near the top of its
list of the best public and private doctoral universities. The
Princeton Review also puts the university as one of the best in the
country. The university is also considered a research extensive
university. Knowing these rankings will give you confidence in the type
of education that you will receive when you choose CSU.

Colorado State University offers education through the following colleges and schools:

  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Health and Human Sciences
  • Liberal Arts
  • Natural Sciences
  • Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
  • Warner College of Natural Resources
  • Graduate School
  • Online Plus
  • School of the Arts
  • School of Biomedical Engineering
  • School of Education
  • School of Global Environmental Sustainability
  • School of Social Work

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Colorado State University allows several options for financial aid and
scholarships for students. There are federal grants and Pell grants.
There are options for institutional grants or scholarships. Another
option for financial aid might be student loans. These include federal
and those from specific loan companies.

CSU is a part of the Mountain West Conference. They offer Division 1
sports, with 16 different sports to choose from. If you enjoy sports
but aren't ready to compete at the intercollegiate level, you have the
choice at CSU to be a part of sports clubs and intramural opportunities.

Student Housing

When you choose to be a part of Colorado State University, you will
have the option of living off campus, in residential learning
communities, or in university apartments. Not everyone chooses to live
on campus, but if you do, you will likely benefit in important ways.
You will likely build more relationships with others with interests
like your own. This is especially the case if you choose to be a part
of residential learning communities. Living on campus also gives you
more time for study because you are closer to everything that you need,
and you will be closer to others studying the same subjects.

General Information

Admission Office

1062 Campus Delivery

Fort Collins, CO 80523-1062

(970) 491-66909

Fax: (970) 491-2283
Main Address

Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO 80523

(970) 491-6444

Total undergrads: 23,798

Degree-seeking undergrads:


Urban setting

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $15

Online application fee: $15

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: Not reported

Open admission, but with selective admission to some programs

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Range Science/Management B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
Management Information Systems B
Management Science B
Office Management B

Computer & Information Sciences

Information Sciences/Systems B


Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Business Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Drama/Dance Teacher Education B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Family/Consumer Sciences – Education B
History Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Physics Teacher Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Technology/Industrial Arts Education B
Trade/Industrial Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Family/Consumer Sciences – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Medicinal/Pharmaceutical Chemistry B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Law & Legal Studies – General B
Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Library Science

Library Science B


Mathematics – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Social Sciences

Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the
accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to
change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions

Colorado State University-Fort Collins Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(970) 491-1101
Type of School:4-year, Public
Address:102 Administration Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0100
Setting:Rural: Remote
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:31,856
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):64%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:18 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:24,446 (77% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$11,052
Out-of-state Tuition:$28,346
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:78%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$8,127

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Colorado State University-Fort Collins Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Colorado State University-Fort Collins.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences886
Architecture and Related Services11
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies11
Biological and Biomedical Sciences81012
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services422
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1231
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1321
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields21
English Language and Literature/Letters12
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences532
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics11
Health Professions and Related Programs1143
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Mathematics and Statistics232
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies22
Natural Resources and Conservation551
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1221
Philosophy and Religious Studies11
Physical Sciences344
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1111
Social Sciences443
Visual and Performing Arts83
Grand total9817544

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Colorado State University-Fort Collins.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences231
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services42
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services12
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences12
Health Professions and Related Programs11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Mathematics and Statistics2
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions11
Social Sciences2
Visual and Performing Arts2
Grand total98242

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Colorado State University-Fort Collins and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid3,59578%
Grant or scholarship aid2,70358%$8,127
Student loan aid2,16347%$6,724

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid12,35152%$8,530
Federal student loans10,71845%$6,594

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Colorado State University-Fort Collins. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Colorado State University-Fort Collins students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants21,7599,75912,000
Percent admitted100%76%80%
Percent admitted who enrolled23%22%23%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Colorado State University-Fort Collins Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment31,856
Undergraduate enrollment25,177
Graduate enrollment6,679

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Colorado State University-Fort Collins Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs
    • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education
    • Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language (INTO Colorado State University English Language Programs)
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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