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%
  • 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

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Agriculture. The program offers courses that focus on forestry, horticulture, plant breeding, soil science, and plant nutrition.

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    Applied Psychology

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Applied Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on applications of psychology, and principles of counseling and therapy.

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    Art History

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Art History. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the historical development of art; the theory of art; art history research methods; the 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

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recombinant DNA technology.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States

    Biomedical Engineering

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biomedical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of molecular and cellular biology, general physics, chemistry, mathematics, and engineering. The program will enable students to apply engineering principles to medicine and biology healthcare purposes.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States

    Biomedical Science

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Biomedical Science. The program combines biology and medicine and offers courses that focus on the study of molecular biology, parasitology, and toxicology.

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    Business

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Business principles and techniques. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the fundamentals of business, like buying, selling and producing products; business organization; and accounting.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States

    Business Economics

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Economics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the systematic and efficient allocation of resources; economic theory; micro and macroeconomics; comparative economic systems; banking systems; international economics; quantitative analytical methods; and public policy.

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    Chemical Engineering

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Chemical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of systems employing chemical processes.

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    Chemistry

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States

    Civil Engineering

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Civil Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to problems that arise from creating and maintaining structures; mechanics; hydraulics; geotechnics; materials science; and statistical analysis.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States

    Communication

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Communication. The program offers courses that focus on public relations, connectivity and culture, multimedia, digital analytics, communication law and ethics, creative writing, and media design.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States

    Computer Engineering

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Computer Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the mathematical and scientific areas in analysing, designing, developing and operating computer hardware and software systems, and related equipment and facilities.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States

    Computer Science

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, and big data.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States

    Construction Management

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    This program prepares students to efficiently and effectively manage, coordinate, and supervise the construction process from the concept development through the project completion. The program offers courses that focus on the study of 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

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Design. The program offers courses that focus on the study of visual arts; design techniques; and computer-aided design.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States

    Education

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support services related to learning and teaching.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States

    Electrical Engineering

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Electrical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical and scientific principles and electrical power generation systems.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States

    English

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and literature.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States

    Environmental Studies

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosystems, pollution, and biodiversity.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States

    Ethnic Studies

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Humanities. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the social and physical sciences, languages, literature, art, music, philosophy, and religion.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States

    Food Science

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Food Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of chemistry, biology, nutrition, physiology, and the process and production of high quality and nutritious foods.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States

    Forestry

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Forestry. The program offers courses that focus on forest-related sciences, mapping, statistics, harvesting and production technology, forest management, and forest improvement.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States

    History

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in past societies and their interrelationship.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States

    Landscape Architecture

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Landscape Architecture. The program offers courses that focus on the study of 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.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States

    Liberal Studies

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Liberal Studies. The program offers courses that focus on the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States

    Mass Communication and Journalism

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mass Communication and Journalism. The program offers courses that focus on the use of media and its effects; media history; photojournalism; publication design; public relations; television news; multimedia storytelling; and journalistic reporting and writing.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States

    Mathematics

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

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    Mechanical Engineering

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing; the end-product systems used for manufacturing equipment; and hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States

    Microbiology

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Microbiology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biochemistry, physiology, cell biology, ecology, and clinical aspects of microorganisms.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States

    Music

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of medieval, renaissance, classical, romantic, jazz, pop, and rock music.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States

    Neuroscience

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Applied Cognition and Neuroscience. The program offers courses that focus on cognition, artificial intelligence, human-computer interactions and neurological diagnosis and monitoring.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States

    Nutrition Science

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nutrition Science. The program offers courses that focus on food science, microbiology, dietetics, nutrition, and clinical nutritional care.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States

    Occupational Therapy

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Occupational Therapy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human development psychology, anatomy and physiology, physics, and kinesiology.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States

    Performing Arts

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Performing Arts. The program offers highly interdisciplinary courses that are delivered through a mix of practical workshops and lectures that focus on music, dance and drama.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States

    Philosophy

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Philosophy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of Eastern and Western philosophy, aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, and contemporary philosophy.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States

    Physics

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of matter and energy at a fundamental level using mathematics as the primary language to communicate concepts.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States

    Political Science

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Political Science. The program offers courses that focus on understanding political ideas, ideologies, institutions, policies, processes, and behavior. As well as groups, classes, government, diplomacy, law, strategy, and war.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States

    Public Health

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Public Health. The program offers courses that focus on the study of public health biology and management, behavioral sciences, biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental science, and communications and informatics.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States

    Social Work

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Social Work. The program offers courses that enable students to work with individuals, groups, and communities. The program requires students to participate in social work agencies, children's homes, and other institutions.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States

    Sociology

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Sociology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of family; religion; media; global development; and methods of research.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States

    Statistics

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Statistics. The program offers courses that focus on the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data, as well as the effective communication and presentation of results relying on data.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States

    Zoology

    USD 25,698 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on the study of general biology; organismal biology; ecology; genetics; animal behavior; and zoo and aquarium science.

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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) 450
  • ARWU - Shanghai Ranking
    ARWU - Shanghai Ranking 201
  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 262
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 239

Admission Requirements

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

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    Established in 1870

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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!

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            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!