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
Apply Online:
Address: 102 Administration Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0100
Setting: City: Midsize
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 33,426
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 69%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 24,640 (74% 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: $11,901
Out-of-state Tuition: $30,622
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 79%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $9,161

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Colorado State University-Fort Collins Programs

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

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 876
Architecture and Related Services 21
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 121
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 101114
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 823
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 242
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1221
Education 3241
Engineering 4987
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 11
English Language and Literature/Letters 13
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1421
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 111
Health Professions and Related Programs 1154
History 11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 2
Mathematics and Statistics 1232
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 2341
Natural Resources and Conservation 4461
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1221
Philosophy and Religious Studies 11
Physical Sciences 355
Psychology 1131
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 2111
Social Sciences 554
Visual and Performing Arts 53
Grand total 31788752

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 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 Fees 2019-2020
In-state $11,901
Out-of-state $30,622
Books and supplies $1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $12,871
Out-of-state $28,142

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 4,105 79%
Grant or scholarship aid 3,280 63% $9,161
Student loan aid 2,147 41% $7,601

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 14,447 56% $9,456
Federal student loans 10,373 40% $6,420

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 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 28,319 11,842 16,477
Percent admitted 100% 80% 83%
Percent admitted who enrolled 18% 19% 18%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
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 2020

Total Enrollment 33,426
Undergraduate enrollment 25,789
Graduate enrollment 7,637

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 Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education
    • Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) - Clinical training programs at the master's, doctoral, and postgraduate levels
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship 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
  • 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
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools
  • Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee
    • Baccalaureate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (BTEAC) - Baccalaureate programs
    • Graduate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (GTEAC) - Graduate 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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