Colorado State University

Colorado State University

Since 2012, alumni, donors, and friends, have raised $1 billion for Colorado State University to serve students and future generations. These gifts ensure access for students; excellence in teaching, research, and discovery; and state-of-the-art working and learning environments.  

Top reasons to study here

  • It’s a mix of innovation, education, and recreation that makes our state possible.
  • At Colorado State, we observe and advance our world with curiosity and passion.
  • Our grads earn the futures of their dreams. Learn more about the CSU Effect.

Bachelor's programmes

Social Sciences (50)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (47)
Business & Management (41)
Agriculture & Forestry (38)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (35)
Applied Sciences & Professions (29)
Journalism & Media (1)

About

History

Founded in 1870 as the Colorado Agricultural College, Colorado State University is now among the nation's leading research universities. Our world-class research in infectious disease, atmospheric science, clean energy technologies, environmental science, and biomedical technology attracted more than $300 million in research funding annually. 

Education

Our eight colleges offer a lifetime of learning and exploration. Choose your passion; we’re sure to share it with you.

Research

  • $300 M+ generated in research expenditures annually since 2010
  • 1 of 6 universities in the U.S. to be designated as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University
  • 5,000+ undergraduates directly involved in research

Career

The CSU Career Center helps you from that first big decision of choosing your major and finding student employment, building experience with leadership and internships, to negotiating your first big job offer. We’ll be by your side. Think of us as your coaches, cheering you on and offering you support, tools, and guidance to help you tweak your approach for the win. There are lots of ways to engage with us.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
201
2018
201
2017
201
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
2020
266 4
2019
270 -20
2018
250
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
2020
401
2019
401 -50
2018
351
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
442 8
2019
450 31
2018
481
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.

Services

Housing services

Housing & Dining Services provides all services and resources related to Residence Halls, Residential Dining Services, University Apartments, Conference & Event Services, and the CSU Mountain Campus. 

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

CSU Health Network is every student's home for health and well-being. All CSU students have full access to the wide range of medical, counseling, and health education and prevention services provided by CSU Health Network, regardless of their insurance plan.

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

Take the competition to the next level by joining a sport club, which are student-managed teams that train together, travel, and compete on a national level. We offer dozens of programs ranging from Rugby and Soccer to Water Polo and Rodeo.

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 piques your interest, you can always start your own. We can’t wait to see how you’ll make your mark on our campus.

Accreditation

  • Colorado State is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, a Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges. To ensure academic excellence and fiscal stability, this accreditation requires an institutional review at a minimum of every ten years.
  • As Colorado State University reaffirms its academic accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, the University has prepared a self-study which is posted, along with other information about the accreditation process.

Student Reviews

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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

Outdoorsy, Easygoing, Friendly Home
Lexi Elio rated 5 out of 5 stars

Fort Collins is an outdoorsy magazine brought to life. Picturesque mountains shine over the campus and surrounding areas, a majority of the population bikes around town, and delicious, healthy food dominates the culinary scene. Everyone on campus is incredibly friendly -- whether you're joining a frisbee game at the Oval or stopping by a microbrewery, complete strangers...

Fort Collins, Colorado, United States

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