Colorado State University

country rank  71
world rank  93

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University Overview

Founded in 1870, Colorado State University is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Fort Collins (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Colorado. Officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Colorado State University (CSU) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Colorado State University (CSU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 150 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. CSU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym CSU
Founded 1870
Colours Green and gold

University Location

Address 102 Administration Building
Fort Collins
80523-0100 Colorado
United States
Tel +1 (970) 491 6444
Fax +1 (970) 491 7799

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office Office of Admissions, 1062 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins 80523-1062
(970) 491 6909

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 35,000-39,999
Academic Staff 2,000-2,499
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Land Grant Institution Yes
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
2000 Classification Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive
Size & Setting Four-year, large, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Colorado State University's Library
Colorado State University-Fort Collins's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 1,179,894 physical volumes, 30,745 physical media, 307 digital/electronic medium and 345 licensed digital/electronic databases. Colorado State University-Fort Collins's library has 1 branch.
Housing Yes
Colorado State University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 8,697 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission


Year of first Accreditation

1925


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission (ANSAC) of ABET
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET
  • Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Association for Fire Ecology (AFE)
  • Society for Range Management (SRM)
  • Society of American Foresters (SAF)
  • Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • American Veterinary Medical Association Council (AVMA)
  • American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnostics (AAVLD)
  • American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • Council for Interior Design (CIDA)
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • American Council for Construction Education (ACCE)
  • Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
  • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)
  • Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Colorado State University System
  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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Online Courses

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