Colorado State University-Fort Collins

102 Administration Building, Fort Collins, CO


Colorado State University is a public, land-grant institution in Fort Collins, Colorado, just one hour north of Denver. Fort Collins is a beautiful, mid-sized town located along the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The area is well known for its 300+ miles of biking trails, local art and music, and quaint, local shops and restaurants. CSU is also a Carnegie R1 research university, offering 70+ majors and 250 concentrations in the sciences, arts, and beyond. The most-popular majors for the current class include Business Administration, Psychology, Zoology, Biological Science, and Health and Exercise Science. Please take a look around our profile, and reach out with any questions! Go Rams!

Questions and Answers about Colorado State University-Fort Collins

Kailani C.
1 year ago
What are your strongest majors and what programs do you offer to support them?
Ella L.
1 year ago
Does CSU accept college credits achieved in high school as transfer credits?
Colorado State University-Fort Collins
Yes, we do! We just ask that you send your official college transcript over to us when you are done with the classes.
Wesley B.
1 year ago
How does CSU create an eco-friendly campus?
Colorado State University-Fort Collins
This is actually one our core focuses at CSU, and we are consistently ranked one of the most sustainable universities in the country. If you have ever heard of STARS, we have a platinum rating. We have LEED certified buildings, environmental science-focused learning (like our Global Environmental Sustainability program), biking programs, public transportation, composting programs, etc.
Reese P.
1 year ago
Does your institution offer a fashion program?
Colorado State University-Fort Collins
Yes, absolutely! We have a very strong Apparel Design and Merchandising program at CSU, including a new building called the Richardson Design Center on campus.
Dezirray N.
1 year ago
What hands-on experiences are offered to students studying Veterinarian/Animal science?
Colorado State University-Fort Collins
Lots of hands on experiences are available in every major/program at CSU! :) We do have a veterinary teaching hospital, which is a fully operational hospital, where our DVM (doctorate) students study. There are some experiences available here for undergraduate students as well. We also have clubs like the pre-vet club and a therapy dog training club that have offerings!
Elizabeth P.
1 year ago
Does Colorado State University-Fort Collins offer accommodations for adult learners with children?
Colorado State University-Fort Collins
Hi Elizabeth! yes, we are very family friendly and have an "Adult Learner and Veteran Services" office with resources for adult learners/veterans. We also have a child care center with some options for students that you can read about here:
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Majors offered at Colorado State University-Fort Collins

Biggest majors
Business Administration, Management and Operations
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services
Psychology, General

Academics at Colorado State University-Fort Collins

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
16 to 1
Least Selective (84% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution
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Common careers for Colorado State University-Fort Collins students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Software Engineer81k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)78k
Mechanical Engineer70k
Civil Engineer68k
Project Engineer66k
Marketing Manager56k
Based on 28,847 student responses
54.5kAvg. Early Career Pay
97.8kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
52%in High-Meaning careers
28%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Colorado State University-Fort Collins

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Student reviews of Colorado State University-Fort Collins

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100% of students

Known for

Beautiful campus
Awesome study spaces and libraries
Welcoming student body
Access to outdoor activities
Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Christopher Zavakos
Cars and Automotive Engineering



I honestly love this university! I’ve been going there for 2 years now and I’ve loved every second of it. I love the campus, the classrooms, and especially the teaching faculty. They are all amazing instructors who care about their student’s success.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE


Alexia Martinez



The community in Fort Collins is very intrusive, there are many events for student spirit. They have a great science program with great connections in order to help get better opportunities for your future.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Fort Collins in general doesn't have a lot of options for houses unless you are into the older style. There are many nice apartments though.



Colorado State University is a lively university that values eco-friendly lifestyles and supports students by employing professors who value their subjects and acceptance.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Samantha Warring
Photography and Photo Editing
Hiking And Backpacking
Music + 3 others



I like the different experiences they have and opportunities. How everything is within walking distance and everyone seems to be friendly.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The wifi isn't the greatest. Neither are the prices of the college itself, but that's a university.



CSU is a great place to study!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I don't have any complaints!

Madelyn Gloe
Track and Field
Running + 2 others



I loved CSU it had the college experience and was close to skiing.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I think you should be aware that the airport is far.

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