Colorado State University’s purpose is to ensure students can realize their dreams and impact the world through access to innovative and relevant academic programming, an incomparable student experience, extraordinary faculty and staff, research and new knowledge discovery to solve global challenges, and state-of-the-art working and learning environments.

Top reasons to study here

  • Colorado State University is recognized as one of the premier research institutions and routinely ranks in the top of all American Universities in research.
  • At Colorado State, we concentrate on student experience.
  • The borders of your notes are always covered in sketches and ideas.

Bachelor's programmes

Social Sciences (51)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (49)
Agriculture & Forestry (40)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (36)
Business & Management (31)
Applied Sciences & Professions (29)
Journalism & Media (1)



Colorado State University's first main building, Old Main, was built in 1878.

On July 1, 1985, the Board of Governors of the Colorado State University System (then the State Board of Agriculture) created a higher education system incorporating Colorado State University (CSU), Fort Lewis College, and the University of Southern Colorado. 


Finding your state isn’t about fitting into a mold. It’s about combining your unique skills, passions and experiences with something bigger than yourself.


Colorado State University is recognized as one of the premier research institutions and routinely ranks in the top of all American Universities in research expenditures. The Office of the Vice President for Research has overall responsibility for facilitating the research enterprise at Colorado State University. The Office works to encourage and support the development, marketing and application of Colorado State University’s intellectual property and our world-renowned researchers, students and facilities.


  • Openlands Forestry Crew Leader
  • New York Minute Magazine Executive Assistant to Founder (Virtual Internship)
  • ADCS Clinics Medical Assistant
  • San Diego Corporate Law, A Professional Law Corporation Administrative Assistant to Attorney - Part Time
  • Ma Labs, Inc. Software Engineer
  • Alston & Bird LLP Reference Librarian - Temporary
  • Apex Tool Group Hardware Van Sales Representative
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology Pathways Internship Student Trainee Electronics Engineer
  • Aerotek Entry Level Recruiter / Sales Position
  • SRI Tech Solutions Account Manager

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
401 -50
351 -50
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
450 31
481 -95
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.


Student services

The Diversity Offices at Colorado State University are focused on creating a welcoming, multi-cultural campus. While each office listed below may emphasize a specific segment of the student body, services and programs are available to all students at CSU.

Housing services

Housing & Dining Services welcomes you to Colorado State University. We are proud of our programs for housing students on campus where they can be surrounded by a number of opportunities for academic, cultural, and social growth.

Library services

Search a general database

  • Academic Search Premier - articles from peer-reviewed journals, magazines & newspapers
  • Web of Science - scholarly (peer-reviewed) articles
  • Business Source Complete - reports & articles from business journals, magazines, newspapers
  • NewsBank - newspaper articles
  • Google Scholar - articles, patents, books & more
  • ICT services

    To assure systems match expectations in the college, the IT Director moderates two governing committees, per College Code. the student run Charges for Technology committee, and the faculty Computer Technology and Telecommunication Committee.  the IT group also solicits and receives feedback from Dean, Associate Deans, Department Heads and the rest of the college.

    Medical services

    The CSU Health Network is a student support service that provides a full range of medical, mental health, and health education and prevention services to optimize the health of students and the campus community.

    Student Life

    Campus life

    More than 5,000 students make campus their home, including all incoming freshmen. Housing & Dining Services offers a broad range of living and dining options to make sure you can find a comfortable community that adds to your entire university experience.

    Sports facilities

    Campus Recreation is an auxiliary operation within the Division of Student Affairs at Colorado State University. We provide wellness and healthy lifestyle oriented programs, events, and services to Colorado State University students through our program areas including Aquatics, Fitness, Intramural Sports, Sport Clubs, the Outdoor Program, and the Student Recreation Center facility itself.

    Student clubs

    With more than 500 registered student organizations, you’re bound to find a way to connect to our community. If none of our clubs pique your interest, you can always start your own. We can’t wait to see how you’ll make your mark on our campus.


    • Higher Learning Commission
    • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

    Student Reviews

    How e-procurement contributes to the developing countries economy
    Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars
    During my studies especially at the university level i was very self motivated hardworking encouraging my classmate to participate in any given assignment to attain the objectives and even very good performance
    Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars
    My major is hard, but I am still interested in it, especially in medical field. So I want to get a deeper learning in medicine.
    Great department; okay school
    Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Liked my department of study--gave a very comprehensive overview of my field Didn't like the size and operation of my university--was too large, sports-oriented, and run like a business instead of a school

    Fort Collins, Colorado, United States