Colorado State University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Colorado


Located at the base of the Rocky Mountains in Fort Collins, Colorado State University enrolls students from all 50 states and 85 countries. The university has a 17 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and high achieving students who want small classes and lots of faculty interaction should look into the Honors Program. CSU's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned the school a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. In athletics, the Colorado State University Rams compete in the NCAA Division I Mountain West Conference.

Most Popular Majors

Biology, Business, Construction Engineering, English, Fine Arts, History, Human Development, Journalism, Kinesiology, Mechanical Engineering, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Speech and Rhetorical Studies,

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 28882
Total Grad Students: 6051
Undergraduate Students: 22831
Faculty: 1184

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 24:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 19:1

Percent Male: 49%
Percent Female: 51%

Financial Resources


Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 37%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 64%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

1062 Campus Delivery TILT Building Suite 101
Fort Collins Colorado 80523


Main Email:

Main Phone: 970-491-1101

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Kathy Klein
Associate Director , Transfer Student Center

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:
Petra Marlin
Assistant Director , Office of Admissions

Athletics Contact:
Paul Kowalczyk
Athletic Director , Athletic Department

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Strong candidates for transfer (or second bachelor) admission have earned a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale); applicants must have a minimum 2.0 GPA in order to be considered.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Colorado State awards credit in transfer for college-level academic courses completed with a grade of C- or better. See also

Credits (Min/Max):

Test Scores for Applying:
Test scores are required for all applicants who are under age 23. Transfer applicants are encouraged to submit ACT or SAT results in order to determine placement into college composition.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
One recommendation from a teacher or school-based counselor is required.

Essay(s) required:
Minimum 250 words required. Your essay should be focused, honest, and well-written in your own words. Quality is more important than quantity.

Application Fee:
$50 nonrefundable application processing fee or approved fee waiver.

Other Requirements:
Tell us about experiences you have had that have set you apart from your peers, that have impacted you, that have helped you set personal goals -- and how that experience has prepared you for success at Colorado State.

Fall Deadline:

Spring Deadline:

Summer Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 22 27
English 22 28
Math 21 27
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 510 620
Math 520 630

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: Colorado State University does not publish their other transfer statistics.

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 76%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -76%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1126

Other Expenses: 2232

Room and Board: 9172

Tuition and Fees: 23652

Total Cost: 36182

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 7952

Total Cost – In-State: 20482

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Colorado State offers a full range of need- and merit-based financial aid, and roughly two of every three CSU students recieves financial assistance. Go to for more information.

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Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 5927

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 74%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 50%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 43%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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