CSU

Colorado State University

1000 East Dr, Fort Collins, United States
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  • Total Documents
    4,017
  • Class Notes
    3,235
  • Textbook Notes
    405
  • Study Guides
    374
  • Currently Enrolled
    1,971
  • Previously Enrolled
    1,797

Overview of Colorado State University (CSU)

About this school

Colorado State University is a public university. Founded in 1870, it became Colorado's first land-grant college in 1879 and was granted university status in 1957. The land-grant concept of a balanced program of teaching, research, extension and public service provides the foundation of the university's teaching and research programs. Education at Colorado State encompasses the major areas of human knowledge: sciences, arts, humanities and the professions. The university also has a wide range of programs to meet the social, recreational and academic needs of its diverse student population. The Lory Student Center, rated one of the ten best student centers in the country, provides a focal point for student life on campus. Its 562-acre main campus is located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, in Fort Collins, 65 miles north of Denver.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:25,903
    • Men:12,462 (48.1%)
    • Women:13,441 (51.9%)

Location

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Admission Information (CSU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Colorado State University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
4
Mathematics
4
4
Science
3
3
Foreign Language
1
2
Social Studies
2
2
History
1
1
Academic Electives
2
2

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Not used if submitted
Not reported
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
-
City, State, Zip
Fort Collins, CO  80523
Phone
(970) 491-6909
Fax
(970) 491-7799
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins September 15
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 1
Early Action Notification
Rolling, notification begins February 1

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
83% of 23,137 applicants were admitted
Women
84% of 12,881 applicants were admitted
Men
81% of 10,256 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
6,691 (35%) of 19,116 admitted students enrolled
Women
3,460 (32%) of 10,837 admitted students enrolled
Men
3,231 (39%) of 8,279 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.62
375 And Above
39%
3.50 - 3.74
23%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
8%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
540-650 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
9%
• Score 600 - 700
39%
• Score 500 - 600
43%
• Score 400 - 500
8%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
560-650 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
10%
• Score 600 - 700
47%
• Score 500 - 600
36%
• Score 400 - 500
6%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
25 average |22-28 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
14%
• Score 24 - 29
50%
• Score 18 - 23
34%
• Score 12 - 17
2%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (CSU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $11,488|Out-of-state: $28,996
  • Room & Board: - $11,514 (76.89328168825965%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,200 (8.01389074395619%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,260 (15.092827567784159%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Colorado State University accepts

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001350
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
3,968 (87.7%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
2,515 (63.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,322 (92.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
824 (35.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
75%
Average Award
$11,572
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,968 (84.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,904
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,689 (72.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,533
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 972 (41.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
826 (18.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,215

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
15,747 (67.2%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
11,257 (71.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
10,361 (92.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
2,649 (25.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
82%
Average Award
$11,635
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 7,738 (74.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,223
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 8,216 (79.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,961
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 2,488 (24.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
3,178 (13.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,971

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
51%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$26,348
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
13.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
5.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, First-Generation College Students, International Students, Members of Minorities, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,124

Academics & Instruction (CSU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


1,318

Part-Time Faculty


846

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 10% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 25% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 25% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 13% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 8% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 11% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 8% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 7% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 31% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 41% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 12% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 5% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
2,673,353

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1700
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Colorado State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


83.9%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


44.8%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


65.3%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


68.9%

Programs & Majors (CSU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (119)


  • Accounting
  • Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Textile Marketing Management
  • Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Biotechnology
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Teacher Education
  • Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Construction Management
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Drawing
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • Engineering Science
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Health
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Equestrian/Equine Studies
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Fire Services Administration
  • Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Forest Sciences and Biology
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • German Language and Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • History, General
  • Horticultural Science
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Human Nutrition
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Interior Design
  • International/Global Studies
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metal and Jewelry Arts
  • Microbiology, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Music, General
  • Natural Resource Economics
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Painting
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Plant Nursery Operations and Management
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Range Science and Management
  • Real Estate
  • Restaurant/Food Services Management
  • Sales and Marketing Operations/Marketing and Distribution Teacher Education
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Sculpture
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Soil Science and Agronomy, General
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
  • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
  • Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management
  • Wildlife Biology
  • Zoology/Animal Biology

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences, Engineering, Social sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Agriculture, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Agricultural and Extension Education, Master of Computer Information Systems, Master of Arts Leadership and Administration, Master of Electrical Engineering, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Natural Resource Stewardship, Master of Occupational Therapy, Master of Technology Management, Master of Accounting, Master of Applied Statistics, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Computer Science, Master of Landscape Architecture, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Business Administration, Master of Engineering, Master of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, Master of Applied Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Master's Programs of Study (87)


  • Accounting
  • Adult Education
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Arts Administration
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Botany
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Conservation Biology
  • Construction Management
  • Consumer Economics
  • Counselor Education
  • Distance Education Development
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Entomology
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Finance and Banking
  • Fish, Game, and Wildlife Management
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Forestry
  • Geosciences
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Horticulture
  • Human Development
  • Immunology
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Media Studies
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Natural Resources
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pathology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Radiation Biology
  • Range Science
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • Science Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Speech and Interpersonal Communication
  • Statistics
  • Student Affairs
  • Sustainability Management
  • Therapies--Dance, Drama, and Music
  • Toxicology
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Veterinary Sciences
  • Writing
  • Zoology

Campus Life (CSU)

Location & Geography

Population


152,061

Nearest Metropolitan Area


4,773 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Denver

Weather


Temperature
16.1 average low in January, 81.4 average high in September
Rain
101 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
65 mile(s) from campus in Denver
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Fort Collins
Nearest Train Station
65 mile(s) from campus in Denver

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


26% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


74%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Ram (Cam')
School Colors
Green and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, golf, racquetball, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Colorado State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, csu photography club, biomedical student association, outdoor club, criminal justice organization, indian student association

Sororities


7% of women participate

Fraternities


5% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


21,969

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
25,903
Women
13,441
Men
12,462

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.6% Asian
  • 2.6% Black/African-American
  • 13.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 75.7% White
  • 1.9% Unknown

International Students


3.4% from 79 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


7,334

Student Resources (CSU)