See what students say:


Colorado State University is “an institution that is determined to engage and challenge its students, preparing them for post-graduate life beyond the university.” Despite being a large public research university, CSU does a “phenomenal” job of fostering a “community feel.” Students guarantee you won’t “feel like just a number” here. Many students tell us that they are drawn to Colorado’s “amazing” science and engineering programs and “outstanding” business school. And they really appreciate CSU’s commitment to “sustainability.” Undergrads here also note that the academics are “both challenging and fun.” While you’re likely to encounter “some good and some bad professors,” the “vast majority are very interested in what they are teaching and very passionate.” As one pleased student boasts, “My professors are fantastic, they make everything easy to learn, and teach [in] ways that make classes enjoyable even with large lectures.” A fellow student concurs, adding that “they bring the material to life and maintain a comfortable environment for discussion.” Moreover, it’s clear that not only do they care about each student’s academic growth, professors here care about “their personal well-being” as well. All in all, Colorado State provides students with “the resources to succeed in academics, pursue hobbies and interests, and maintain good mental and physical health.”

Student Body

Colorado State students frequently describe their peers as “down to earth and energetic.” They’re also “respectful, kind, and full of CSU pride.” And although undergrads here might appear “predominantly white” as you stroll through campus, many students assert that it’s actually “a pretty diverse place.” These undergrads also know how to carve out a good work/life balance. Indeed, “they understand when it is time to sit down and work really hard, but also know when a break from the work is needed.” Even better, Colorado State undergrads are “extremely friendly.” A pleased student shares, “I am always meeting new people and seeing warm faces.” Another undergrad agrees adding, “No one ever hesitates to help out a fellow Ram.” They are also highly intellectual and approach learning with “excitement and enthusiasm.” Despite being a state school, CSU still manages to have a “good mix of out-of-state students.” No matter where they hail from, most undergrads are “liberal and...environmentally focused.” Finally, as one thankful student concludes, “It is a great, helpful community that I am so proud to be a part of.”

Campus Life

Colorado State seems to attract a lot of outdoor enthusiasts. And with good reason. There are many “opportunities from volunteer cleanups to hiking and fishing all along the Poudre River.” And, of course, “you have the Rocky Mountains at your doorstep.” Therefore, “rock climbing” and “biking” are also popular activities. Further, many weekends are dedicated to “skiing and snowboarding.” Of course, there’s plenty happening on campus as well. A number of students participate in “intramural sports or [attend] rec center classes.” Additionally, “there’s always...a movie showing or a visiting professor lecture.” And football games are well attended. Students can also join one of the “500 clubs and organizations at CSU.” A handful of undergrads are active in Greek life too. Fraternities and sororities do tend to “throw parties on the weekend”; however, these typically “happen off campus.” Students also love exploring downtown Fort Collins. After all, the “restaurants are amazing.” Moreover, “there is always a buzz around the square, and often times a local band will be playing.” And undergrads that are of age enjoy exploring and partaking in the city’s “amazing craft beer culture.” Finally, when CSU students are looking to get away, they can easily “travel to Denver or Boulder” for some fun!

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Bobby Browning
Interim Director of Engagement and Outreach

Admissions (1062 Campus Delivery)
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1062



Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Lory Student Center
Student Recreation Center
Morgan Library
University Center For the Arts
Canvas Stadium
The University Center for the Arts features the University Art Museum, Griffin Concert Hall, Bohemian Complex with 317 seat thrust theatre, Casavant Organ Recital Hall, and other world-class student resources. Newly constructed Canvas stadium at Colorado State University serves as a cornerstone for CSU Athletics and a focal point, uniting our campus and community through the pride we experience when winning and demonstrating our university?s commitment to excellence. Equally, the multifaceted facility is home to our new Alumni Center, state-of-the-art classrooms, and the Collaborative for Student Achievement, touching all students during their time in school and inviting all alumni back to campus. Colorado State is where it is today because of those who have been willing to dream. Our achievements have been made possible by leadership, vision, and a commitment to the betterment of our university. The on-campus stadium is a stage where these elements will come together to showcase our university, galvanize alumni, and create pride!

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Horsetooth Reservoir
Poudre River Trail
Poudre Canyon
Old Town Ft. Collins
Rocky Mountain National Park
Some of Colorado's best ski terrain is less than two hours away, with others not much farther.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday through Saturday
8:00 AM 5:00 PM M-F; 9:00 AM-1:30PM Saturdays

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions
Not Available


Faculty and Coach Visits

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Class Visits

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Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays


overnight dorms stays permitted prior to enrollment after admission is granted


Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Shuttle buses from Denver International Denver International Airport--65 miles to the south of Fort Collins. Greyhound Bus Service, Uber, Lyft, Groome Transportation, Super Shuttle, MAX transit, TransFort

Driving Instructions to Campus
Interstate 25 (I-25) runs North/South through Colorado with 3 exits for Fort Collins; Harmony Road, Prospect Avenue, and Mulberry/Hwy 14. The Rocky Mountains are visible to the west from I-25.

Local Accommodations
Best Western University Inn, Hilton Fort Collins, Fort Collins Marriott, The Armstrong Hotel (recently remodeled vintage downtown), The Elizabeth Hotel (new downtown Luxury Hotel), Best Western Kiva Inn, Days Inn (budget)


Applicants: 36,616
Acceptance Rate: 90%
Average HS GPA: 3.70



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