Colorado State University

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In-State Tuition
A-List Ranking
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
[email protected]
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 officer.

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