Colorado State University-Fort Collins

Fort Collins, CO, USA
3.96 Average Rating

Colorado State University is a land grant university located in Fort Collins at the base of the Rocky Mountains. Business Administration, Kinesiology, and Human Development are popular fields of study at this flagship university. A Student Recreation Center with a 55-ft climbing wall, an annual horticultural competition, and a the Venture Accelerator Program for entrepreneurs have contributed to Colorado State University’s rating as the #58 Top Public School in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
84%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. December 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision February 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision November 1, 2019
Other February 1, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
71%
Out-Of-State Students
29%
88%
Submitting ACT
24%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 26
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1124
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
33,877
Total Number of Undergrads
24,280
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
26%
20-39 Students
39%
40-99 Students
23%
100+ Students
10%
0
100
45%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
71%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
19:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$16,777
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$12,058
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$30,780
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$12,078
Books and Supplies
$1200

Aid & Grants

0
100
82%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
52%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,127
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
52%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,580
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$8,127

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
43%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,397
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$21,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$215
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
48%
52%
Student Organizations
534
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
26%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Rams
School Colors
Green/Gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Mountain West Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Denver
Fort Collins
Colorado Springs
San Francisco
Seattle
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
85%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$45,000
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What Students Are Saying

3.96 Average Rating
Colorado State University has given me the best college experience I could dream of. There are opportunities for anything you could imagine - and these opportunities are everywhere! Everyone is friendly, and all anyone wants is for each and every student to be successful in their chosen profession.
Bailey
A beautiful campus with dedicated teachers and students. Everyone is very passionate about their field, very friendly, and respectful of surroundings.We like to have fun but are serious about our life goals.
Katelyn from Fort Collins, CO