Colorado State University

Colorado State University, located in CO, was ranked #127 out of 310 ranked universities in the US in 2016.

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www.colostate.edu 102 Administration Building Fort Collins CO 80523-0100 (970) 491-1101
Undergrad Students
23,548
Total Students
31,186
Acceptance Rate
77%
Study Materials
2,205
Reviews
194
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Admissions

How hard is it to get into Colorado State University?

Acceptance Rate

80%

In the 2013 school year, 16,655 applicants applied to Colorado State University. Out of which 13,404 of the applicants were admitted and 699,510 enrolled.

Enrollment

How many students go to Colorado State University?

Total Enrollment


31,186



The enrollment breakdown at Colorado State University includes 6,995 Freshmen which make up 22% of the student body. There are 23,548 undergraduate students, which count for 75% and 7,638 graduate students who make up the remaining 24%.

Academics

What percentage of students graduate from Colorado State University?

4 Year Graduation Rate

64%

At Colorado State University, 64% of the students graduate or transfer.

School Reviews (50)


Internet

Rated 3.4/5

Campus

Rated 4.6/5

Library

Rated 4.4/5

Happiness

Rated 4.4/5

Clubs

Rated 4.1/5

Location

Rated 4.6/5

Social

Rated 4.1/5

Food

Rated 3.8/5

Opportunities

Rated 4.2/5

Safety

Rated 0.7/5

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    CSU is great for biomedical and veterinary sciences. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Loved my time at CSU. There's always so much to do and so many involvement opportunities. From outdoor recreation to state-of-the-art facilities, CSU has so much to offer students. Dream school by far! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    content with the environment, happy with the progress . I expected better than what I got here. The school itself is really good but the social life here is very party/drinking centered. Its not a bad thing, but if you're not into that kind of stuff it becomes hard to fit inI think if you're 21+ it could be awesome due to the great bar scene in Fort Collins. Otherwise its just so so. The school is great, and it fits me very well, but it's not a PERFECT fit. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Highly recommend coming here, I love it! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Proud to me a CSU Ram! It is such a deal, a great education for a great price for in-state. I love Fort Collins, its the best town to live in. College is what you make it ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    It's s decent school, I just come from the mountains and it's a lot prettier. Has great professors and advisors to help you succeed! It's in a beautiful campus and FoCo is great. So many of the professors are very approachable, knowledgable, helpful and genuinely care about their students and their success. You can feel lost in the crowd at times but you can find your niche. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    CSU is an amazing school located in the lovely city of Fort Collins. Fort Collins is awesome. Great environment and opportunities! I could not be happier with my choice. There are a lot of weeder classes but if you work hard, you will get through it! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    CSU is amazing. Great campus, great faculty, sustainable, social, and full of incredible opportunity. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    The professors are very knowledgeable but there is a range between old and strict, and young and flexible. New Stadium, Facilities are great people are even better. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Since I am on my fresh start here, at this campus, quite a few things have changed and they have changed for the better. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    CSU is a great school. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Best place on earth, other than Disney. Such a great place to live and go to school. Met lifelong friends, have connections with amazing professors, and discovered my own career path. Amazing school with friendly people, what more could you ask for. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    I've been a student at CSU for 3 years. 1) focus on sports, specifically football, 2) lack of attention on funding academics, 3) Professors are adjunct and not happy 4) New stadium, which is located on campus and directly across from student housing is negatively impacting students living on-campus. 5) student health center disorganized ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Great school, fun enviorment Very pretty campus, everything else is pretty mediocre. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 5/5
    amazing campus, amazing food. I absolutely love CSU, but that being said, the amount of construction on campus gets old fast. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    CSU is good. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    This is a great campus, people are sweet and dogs everywhere hahaha. Definitely better than Boulder in terms of culture though many professors here have drank the cultural-marxist cool aid, making many students uncomfortable for daring to have non-radical left ideals. Pros: great outdoors, social community, research facilities, etc. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Love this place. Easy to fail out if you don't keep focus on school... ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Colorado State is a classic big school, minus the intense greek life. I love this place its beautiful and makes me feel more at home than I ever had anywhere else in my life. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Love going to a school with so much pride. Professors are kind and skilled. I get the idea a lot of people get employed. Facilities, especially the gym and dining halls are great. 3 meals a day plan is actually 6 meals, you get two meal card swipes for every meal (3*26 meals). Everyone can find a niche. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Mountains 10 minutes away. The people are really welcoming which makes for a positive feel to the campus. There is so much to do around town so I'm never bored! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Unlike other colorado universities (CU Boulder, School of Mines to name a few), the ideology of the students here are all on the same page and agenda get an education in the subject you love and gaining social connections and experiences that add real value to the school and each students' values. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I love it here at CSU. Everyone here is so nice and friendly. All of the professors are helpful and will reach out to help you. Living 2 minutes from downtown Fort Collins and 10 minutes from the mountains is just beautiful and makes for a good time! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    moved here thinking it would be completely different My largest issue is with how resources are allocated and how students are at times treated like numbers instead of individuals. For resource allocation, some classrooms are in desperate need of a makeover while others are almost too new. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Love this campus and all the people on it! There is a place for everyone, and the student body is a great group of people. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    CSU is a great college for anyone looking for a larger. Beautiful campus and so much to do in Fort Collins. I love it here and would recommend it to anyone. Really happy with my choice. Fort Collins always has something going on and old town is just a few blocks away. Some dorms are better than others and there is always a way to get to class no matter where you are in town. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    CSU is the best place to call home Beautiful place! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Listen up, if you don't go here you should, and if you left here you didn't deserve to be here in the first place. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I love CSU. The staff is generally so friendly, the environment is gorgeous, the academic buildings are beautiful, and the opportunities are endless. I could not imagine myself anywhere other than CSU. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Love this school!! Campus is beautiful and there's a lot of great student services, but housing costs are simply ridiculous and rent prices are going to raise by 10% by this time next year. Dorms are crazy $$ too. If you're not into drinking or parties, you won't have a social life either. Still, a pretty town. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Colorado State is unique because of it's community. Everyone is so friendly! Proud to be a CSU ram ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Transferred two years ago and I am so happy now. It is still one of the most beautiful places in Colorado and is still 10000000 times better than Boulder! CSU RAM PRIDE I love everything that has come out of coming to this school. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Transferred here from the Auraria campus down in Denver. You get a lot out of it, if you put a lot into it. Great classes, great people, great campus, great location, great parties, you're set at CSU. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Best college I have been to... graduated last year and I want to go back to CSU! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    One of the prettiest campuses ever ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    If you like good weather good beer and living in a place where everyone is super nice... So glad I chose CSU, or rather CSU chose me. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Moved here from California, which was my best decision for college. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I transferred from CU Boulder because tuition there was through the roof and housing costs were impossible. Fort Collins is an amazing town with a lot to do. Downtown is awesome! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Its the best decision I have ever made! Simple as that. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I wouldn't go anywhere else. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Amazing school on the uprise, Big 12 bound? It was a backup but if I could go back I'd make it plan A ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    No need to be anymore specific. CSU professors are knowledgeable, impressive researchers. However, lectures regurgitate knowledge more than bridge gaps in understanding or connect concepts. Think: teaching vs. talking... ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I love CSU! They keep the campus buildings very clean, especially my favorite place- the Lory Student Center. I really enjoy all of my classes thus far and overall the environment is very welcoming. It is easy to stay academic focused! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    CSU was a really big waste of time and money. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    CSU can become your home quickly if you let it, and I have. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    It is a beautiful campus, the only annoying thing is how windy it is here. I'm so happy I chose to come here, there are so many opportunities to do do something that you love. But, be warned the chemistry department is not very great. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    This place is great. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Awesome place if you like to be outdoors! It is most certainly what you make it. You choose how much you want to be involved, how much you want to study, or how often you're going out. The internet is a little iffy, and the food is alright. Campus is beautiful. Become active and join clubs etc. and you will have a great time ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I fall in love with CSU more and more everyday ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Great campus and school altogether public university that isn't in the heart of a huge city. There are wide ranges of professors, classes, majors, activities, and opportunities to explore what interests you. There is almost always something to do or see. I am never bored, and I am always learning. ...Continue reading

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  • Overall school rating 3/5
    CSU is great for biomedical and veterinary sciences. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Loved my time at CSU. There's always so much to do and so many involvement opportunities. From outdoor recreation to state-of-the-art facilities, CSU has so much to offer students. Dream school by far! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    content with the environment, happy with the progress . I expected better than what I got here. The school itself is really good but the social life here is very party/drinking centered. Its not a bad thing, but if you're not into that kind of stuff it becomes hard to fit inI think if you're 21+ it could be awesome due to the great bar scene in Fort Collins. Otherwise its just so so. The school is great, and it fits me very well, but it's not a PERFECT fit. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Highly recommend coming here, I love it! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Proud to me a CSU Ram! It is such a deal, a great education for a great price for in-state. I love Fort Collins, its the best town to live in. College is what you make it ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    It's s decent school, I just come from the mountains and it's a lot prettier. Has great professors and advisors to help you succeed! It's in a beautiful campus and FoCo is great. So many of the professors are very approachable, knowledgable, helpful and genuinely care about their students and their success. You can feel lost in the crowd at times but you can find your niche. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    CSU is an amazing school located in the lovely city of Fort Collins. Fort Collins is awesome. Great environment and opportunities! I could not be happier with my choice. There are a lot of weeder classes but if you work hard, you will get through it! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    CSU is amazing. Great campus, great faculty, sustainable, social, and full of incredible opportunity. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    The professors are very knowledgeable but there is a range between old and strict, and young and flexible. New Stadium, Facilities are great people are even better. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Since I am on my fresh start here, at this campus, quite a few things have changed and they have changed for the better. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    CSU is a great school. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Best place on earth, other than Disney. Such a great place to live and go to school. Met lifelong friends, have connections with amazing professors, and discovered my own career path. Amazing school with friendly people, what more could you ask for. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    I've been a student at CSU for 3 years. 1) focus on sports, specifically football, 2) lack of attention on funding academics, 3) Professors are adjunct and not happy 4) New stadium, which is located on campus and directly across from student housing is negatively impacting students living on-campus. 5) student health center disorganized ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Great school, fun enviorment Very pretty campus, everything else is pretty mediocre. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 5/5
    amazing campus, amazing food. I absolutely love CSU, but that being said, the amount of construction on campus gets old fast. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    CSU is good. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    This is a great campus, people are sweet and dogs everywhere hahaha. Definitely better than Boulder in terms of culture though many professors here have drank the cultural-marxist cool aid, making many students uncomfortable for daring to have non-radical left ideals. Pros: great outdoors, social community, research facilities, etc. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Love this place. Easy to fail out if you don't keep focus on school... ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Colorado State is a classic big school, minus the intense greek life. I love this place its beautiful and makes me feel more at home than I ever had anywhere else in my life. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Love going to a school with so much pride. Professors are kind and skilled. I get the idea a lot of people get employed. Facilities, especially the gym and dining halls are great. 3 meals a day plan is actually 6 meals, you get two meal card swipes for every meal (3*26 meals). Everyone can find a niche. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Mountains 10 minutes away. The people are really welcoming which makes for a positive feel to the campus. There is so much to do around town so I'm never bored! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Unlike other colorado universities (CU Boulder, School of Mines to name a few), the ideology of the students here are all on the same page and agenda get an education in the subject you love and gaining social connections and experiences that add real value to the school and each students' values. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I love it here at CSU. Everyone here is so nice and friendly. All of the professors are helpful and will reach out to help you. Living 2 minutes from downtown Fort Collins and 10 minutes from the mountains is just beautiful and makes for a good time! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    moved here thinking it would be completely different My largest issue is with how resources are allocated and how students are at times treated like numbers instead of individuals. For resource allocation, some classrooms are in desperate need of a makeover while others are almost too new. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Love this campus and all the people on it! There is a place for everyone, and the student body is a great group of people. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    CSU is a great college for anyone looking for a larger. Beautiful campus and so much to do in Fort Collins. I love it here and would recommend it to anyone. Really happy with my choice. Fort Collins always has something going on and old town is just a few blocks away. Some dorms are better than others and there is always a way to get to class no matter where you are in town. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    CSU is the best place to call home Beautiful place! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Listen up, if you don't go here you should, and if you left here you didn't deserve to be here in the first place. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I love CSU. The staff is generally so friendly, the environment is gorgeous, the academic buildings are beautiful, and the opportunities are endless. I could not imagine myself anywhere other than CSU. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Love this school!! Campus is beautiful and there's a lot of great student services, but housing costs are simply ridiculous and rent prices are going to raise by 10% by this time next year. Dorms are crazy $$ too. If you're not into drinking or parties, you won't have a social life either. Still, a pretty town. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Colorado State is unique because of it's community. Everyone is so friendly! Proud to be a CSU ram ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Transferred two years ago and I am so happy now. It is still one of the most beautiful places in Colorado and is still 10000000 times better than Boulder! CSU RAM PRIDE I love everything that has come out of coming to this school. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Transferred here from the Auraria campus down in Denver. You get a lot out of it, if you put a lot into it. Great classes, great people, great campus, great location, great parties, you're set at CSU. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Best college I have been to... graduated last year and I want to go back to CSU! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    One of the prettiest campuses ever ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    If you like good weather good beer and living in a place where everyone is super nice... So glad I chose CSU, or rather CSU chose me. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Moved here from California, which was my best decision for college. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I transferred from CU Boulder because tuition there was through the roof and housing costs were impossible. Fort Collins is an amazing town with a lot to do. Downtown is awesome! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Its the best decision I have ever made! Simple as that. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I wouldn't go anywhere else. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Amazing school on the uprise, Big 12 bound? It was a backup but if I could go back I'd make it plan A ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    No need to be anymore specific. CSU professors are knowledgeable, impressive researchers. However, lectures regurgitate knowledge more than bridge gaps in understanding or connect concepts. Think: teaching vs. talking... ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I love CSU! They keep the campus buildings very clean, especially my favorite place- the Lory Student Center. I really enjoy all of my classes thus far and overall the environment is very welcoming. It is easy to stay academic focused! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    CSU was a really big waste of time and money. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    CSU can become your home quickly if you let it, and I have. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    It is a beautiful campus, the only annoying thing is how windy it is here. I'm so happy I chose to come here, there are so many opportunities to do do something that you love. But, be warned the chemistry department is not very great. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    This place is great. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Awesome place if you like to be outdoors! It is most certainly what you make it. You choose how much you want to be involved, how much you want to study, or how often you're going out. The internet is a little iffy, and the food is alright. Campus is beautiful. Become active and join clubs etc. and you will have a great time ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I fall in love with CSU more and more everyday ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Great campus and school altogether public university that isn't in the heart of a huge city. There are wide ranges of professors, classes, majors, activities, and opportunities to explore what interests you. There is almost always something to do or see. I am never bored, and I am always learning. ...Continue reading

Professor Reviews (5)


  • Class rating 5/5
    Ramesh is a very funny professor whose class i look forward to going to. He is great at explaining concepts and a genius at math. His class (Calculus 141) took a lot of work and time in order to succeed but felt very rewarding. Luckily he does not write the tests, as they would be much more difficult if he had it his way. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Melanie is one of my favorite professors here at CSU. She really cares that you understand the material and encourages to see her outside of class if you have any questions about anything. Shes very passionate about economics and it shows. unfortunately classes dragged sometimes, but that's just because economics is a boring subject to a lot. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    I questioned if the slides that she presented were even hers as she would have to read the slide completely to herself before just reading it again to us. She did not teach us anything and does not take anyones feedback. She doesn't answer questions and is not helpful. Would never take a class with her again. Her exams were really hard. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Get to know him it makes the class much more bearable and way easier to go to. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    The entire math department at CSU is horrendous however Jesse is among the worst. He is really smart but is terrible at relaying the information to the students. Better of skipping is class and going to any of the other TA's instead. ...Continue reading

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  • Class rating 5/5
    Ramesh is a very funny professor whose class i look forward to going to. He is great at explaining concepts and a genius at math. His class (Calculus 141) took a lot of work and time in order to succeed but felt very rewarding. Luckily he does not write the tests, as they would be much more difficult if he had it his way. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Melanie is one of my favorite professors here at CSU. She really cares that you understand the material and encourages to see her outside of class if you have any questions about anything. Shes very passionate about economics and it shows. unfortunately classes dragged sometimes, but that's just because economics is a boring subject to a lot. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    I questioned if the slides that she presented were even hers as she would have to read the slide completely to herself before just reading it again to us. She did not teach us anything and does not take anyones feedback. She doesn't answer questions and is not helpful. Would never take a class with her again. Her exams were really hard. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Get to know him it makes the class much more bearable and way easier to go to. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    The entire math department at CSU is horrendous however Jesse is among the worst. He is really smart but is terrible at relaying the information to the students. Better of skipping is class and going to any of the other TA's instead. ...Continue reading


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