Colorado State University

Colorado State University (CSU) is located at the base of the famous Rocky Mountains in Fort Collins, Colorado. CSU has eight colleges, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees. The colleges include; Agricultural Sciences; Business; Natural Sciences; Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; and the Warner College of Natural Sciences.

  • Average Tuition USD 39,370
  • Acceptance Rate 80%
  • Students 31,354
  • International Students 3.7%
  • Total Annual Cost USD 39,778
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

Colorado State University was founded in 1870 as the Colorado Agricultural College, and it celebrated its first three graduates in 1884. The 1980's was a significant time for CSU, known as the 'Era of Firsts', CSU strengthened its research and expanded its teaching roots in a variety of fields. Colorado State University has over 27,000 students enrolled.

One advantage that CSU has is its great location in the city of Fort Collins, which was ranked as the 3rd best "college town to live in forever" by CollegeRanker. Colorado State University has over 500 student clubs that allows students to follow their interests, or even if they can't find a club that interests them, they have the opportunity to start their own club.

 

  • 01Located in Fort Collins, Colorado. High quality of life: #1 Most Satisfied and #3 Happiest & Healthiest City in America
  • 02#9 Safest American city to live in
  • 03#127 National Universities (top 3%). 22 Graduate Programs ranked in top 100

Master Programs

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States

    Agriculture

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on agriculture and related sciences and that prepare individuals to apply specific knowledge, methods, and techniques to the management and performance of agricultural operations.

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    Applied Psychology

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the application of psychological theories and methods to real-world settings and problems, such as business and industry, government, education, military, and community settings. Includes instruction in applications of psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, developmental psychology, social psychology, cognitive psychology, counseling, human factors, research methods and statistics, and program evaluation.

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    Art History

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the study of the historical development of art as social and intellectual phenomenon, the analysis of works of art, and art conservation. Includes instruction in the theory of art, art history research methods, connoisseurship, the preservation and conservation of works of art, and the study of specific periods, cultures, styles, and themes.

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    Biology

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

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    Biomedical Engineering

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of biomedical and health systems and products such as integrated biomedical systems, instrumentation, medical information systems, artificial organs and prostheses, and health management and care delivery systems.

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    Biomedical Science

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    A general, program that focuses on the integrative scientific study of biological issues related to health and medicine, or a program in one or more of the biomedical sciences that is undifferentiated as to title. Includes instruction in any of the basic medical sciences at the research level; biological science research in biomedical faculties; and general studies encompassing a variety of the biomedical disciplines.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States

    Business

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the general study of business, including the processes of interchanging goods and services (buying, selling and producing), business organization, and accounting as used in profit-making and nonprofit public and private institutions and agencies. The programs may prepare individuals to apply business principles and techniques in various occupational settings.

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    Business Economics

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

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    Chemical Engineering

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of systems employing chemical processes, such as chemical reactors, kinetic systems, electrochemical systems, energy conservation processes, heat and mass transfer systems, and separation processes; and the applied analysis of chemical problems such as corrosion, particle abrasion, energy loss, pollution, and fluid mechanics.

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    Chemistry

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States

    Civil Engineering

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of structural, load-bearing, material moving, transportation, water resource, and material control systems; and environmental safety measures.

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    Communication

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 09.0100 - 09.0199.

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    Computer Engineering

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of computer hardware and software systems and related equipment and facilities; and the analysis of specific problems of computer applications to various tasks.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States

    Computer Science

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

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    Construction Management

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to manage, coordinate, and supervise the construction process from concept development through project completion on timely and economic bases. Includes instruction in commercial, residential, mechanical, highway/heavy civil, electrical, environmental, industrial, and specialty construction; facilities management; project planning; budgeting and cost control; logistics and materials management; personnel management and labor relations; site safety; construction contracting; construction processes and techniques; organization and scheduling; and applicable codes and regulations.

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    Design

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    A program in the applied visual arts that focuses on the general principles and techniques for effectively communicating ideas and information, and packaging products, in digital and other formats to business and consumer audiences, and that may prepare individuals in any of the applied art media.

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    Education

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services.

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    Electrical Engineering

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of electrical and electronic systems and their components, including electrical power generation systems; and the analysis of problems such as superconductor, wave propagation, energy storage and retrieval, and reception and amplification.

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    English

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the structure and use of the English language and dialects, speech, writing, and various aspects of the literatures and cultures of the English-speaking peoples.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States

    Environmental Studies

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on environment-related issues using scientific, social scientific, or humanistic approaches or a combination. Includes instruction in the basic principles of ecology and environmental science and related subjects such as policy, politics, law, economics, social aspects, planning, pollution control, natural resources, and the interactions of human beings and nature.

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    Ethnic Studies

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on combined studies and research in the humanities subjects as distinguished from the social and physical sciences, emphasizing languages, literatures, art, music, philosophy and religion.

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    Food Science

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the application of biological, chemical, and physical principles to the study of converting raw agricultural products into processed forms suitable for direct human consumption, and the storage of such products. Includes instruction in applicable aspects of the agricultural sciences, human physiology and nutrition, food chemistry, agricultural products processing, food additives, food preparation and packaging, food storage and shipment, and related aspects of human health and safety including toxicology and pathology.

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    Forestry

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to manage and develop forest areas for economic, recreational, and ecological purposes. Includes instruction in forest-related sciences, mapping, statistics, harvesting and production technology, natural resources management and economics, wildlife sciences, administration, and public relations.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States

    History

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the study and interpretation of past events, institutions, issues, and cultures.

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    Landscape Architecture

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of landscape architecture and research in various aspects of the field. Includes instruction in geology and hydrology; soils, groundcovers, and horticultural elements; project and site planning; landscape design, history, and theory; environmental design; applicable law and regulations; and professional responsibilities and standards.

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    Liberal Studies

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualized, or regular programs.

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    Mass Communication and Journalism

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the analysis and criticism of media institutions and media texts, how people experience and understand media content, and the roles of media in producing and transforming culture. Includes instruction in communications regulation, law, and policy; media history; media aesthetics, interpretation, and criticism; the social and cultural effects of mass media; cultural studies; the economics of media industries; visual and media literacy; and the psychology and behavioral aspects of media messages, interpretation, and utilization.

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    Mathematics

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

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    Mechanical Engineering

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing and end-product systems used for specific uses, including machine tools, jigs and other manufacturing equipment; stationary power units and appliances; engines; self-propelled vehicles; housings and containers; hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement; and the integration of computers and remote control with operating systems.

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    Microbiology

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    A residency training program that prepares physicians in the isolation and identification of microbial agents that cause infectious disease, including viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites. Requires prior completion of a program in pathology. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States

    Music

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with personal music appreciation, the playing of a musical instrument, singing or recreational composition. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States

    Neuroscience

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the interdisciplinary scientific study of the molecular, structural, physiologic, cognitive, and behavioral aspects of the brain and nervous system. Includes instruction in molecular and cellular neuroscience, brain science, anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system, molecular and biochemical bases of information processing, behavioral neuroscience, biology of neuropsychiatric disorders, and applications to the clinical sciences and biomedical engineering.

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    Nutrition Science

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    A scientific program that focuses on the utilization of food for human growth and metabolism, in both normal and dysfunctional states, from the interdisciplinary perspective of the agricultural, human, biological, and biomedical sciences. Includes instruction in food science, biochemistry, physiology, dietetics, food and nutrition studies, biotechnology, biophysics, and the clinical sciences.

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    Occupational Therapy

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to assist patients limited by physical, cognitive, psychosocial, mental, developmental, and learning disabilities, as well as adverse environmental conditions, to maximize their independence and maintain optimum health through a planned mix of acquired skills, performance motivation, environmental adaptations, assistive technologies, and physical agents. Includes instruction in the basic medical sciences, psychology, sociology, patient assessment and evaluation, standardized and non-standardized tests and measurements, assistive and rehabilitative technologies, ergonomics, environmental health, special education, vocational counseling, health education and promotion, and professional standards and ethics.

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    Performing Arts

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the creation and interpretation of works and performances that use auditory, kinesthetic, and visual phenomena to express ideas and emotions in various forms, subject to aesthetic criteria.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States

    Philosophy

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on ideas and their logical structure, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena. Includes instruction in logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, symbolism, and history of philosophy, and applications to the theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States

    Physics

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of matter and energy, and the formulation and testing of the laws governing the behavior of the matter-energy continuum. Includes instruction in classical and modern physics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, mechanics, wave properties, nuclear processes, relativity and quantum theory, quantitative methods, and laboratory methods.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States

    Political Science

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and processes.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States

    Public Health

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares registered nurses to promote health and provide preventive and curative nursing services for groups or communities under the supervision of a public health agency. Includes instruction in community and rural health, family therapy and intervention, disease prevention, health education, and community health assessment.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States

    Social Work

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the professional practice of social welfare administration and counseling, and that focus on the study of organized means of providing basic support services for vulnerable individuals and groups. Includes instruction in social welfare policy; case work planning; social counseling and intervention strategies; administrative procedures and regulations; and specific applications in areas such as child welfare and family services, probation, employment services, and disability counseling.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States

    Sociology

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. Includes instruction in social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, social stratification and hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States

    Statistics

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the systematic study of logical symbolic language and its applications.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States

    Zoology

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the biology of animal species and phyla, with reference to their molecular and cellular systems, anatomy, physiology, and behavior. Includes instruction in molecular and cell biology, microbiology, anatomy and physiology, ecology and behavior, evolutionary biology, and applications to specific species and phyla.

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Rankings

  • US News (National)
    US News (National) 124
  • Times World University Rankings
    Times World University Rankings 359
  • QS Rankings (Global)
    QS Rankings (Global) 484
  • ARWU - Shanghai Ranking
    ARWU - Shanghai Ranking 201
  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 275
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 239

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 79
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50
  • Average SAT Score 1140

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    Colorado State University has recently started a Brick Campaign through which students, alumni and faculty can purchase personalised bricks. These bricks will eventually become part of a multipurpose stadium which will be erected on the university's premises.

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          • Testimony
            1982-1986, Bachelor of Arts

            My oldest son just finished his freshman year at CSU. I graduated from CSU nearly 30 years ago. The University has done such an amazing job of staying contemporary and relevant to their students. I was so impressed with his orientation and welcome experience and the superior communication I've received from CSU and a parent. Overall his first year was so superior, I want to do it all over again!

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            2005-2009, Bachelor of Science

            CSU has a great set of programs that cater to anyone. The flexibility to change majors midway along with knowledgeable advisors made it easy to complete a double major while studying abroad twice. Thanks CSU!

          • Testimony
            1988-1992, Bachelor of Arts

            Colorado State University is in the headlines for all the right reasons: - Funding for research projects - Involvement with the community - Alumni achieving great success - Winning athletic programs YYLet's keep the momentum and add a new football stadium on campus! Athletics provides a unique venue to bring the entire school together - past, current and future. This last Homecoming weekend proved the value and importance of this unique college experience. Just imagine the positive energy on campus with families, alum and students on campus for all of the activities and growing the bond for our great school. YYKeep the momentum!