Colorado State University

country rank  56
world rank  76

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University Overview

Founded in 1870, Colorado State University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Fort Collins (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Colorado. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Higher Learning Commission, Colorado State University (CSU) is a very large (EduListing enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Colorado State University (CSU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 150 years old 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.

University Identity

Acronym CSU
Founded 1870
Colours Green and gold

University Location

Address 102 Administration Building
Fort Collins (population range: 50,000-249,999)
80523-0100 Colorado
United States
T +1 (970) 491 6909
F +1 (970) 491 7799

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office Office of Admissions, 1062 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins 80523-1062
+1 (970) 491 6909

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 30,000-34,999
Academic Staff 2,000-2,499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Colorado State University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business AACSB International
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology 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

Memberships and Affiliations

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

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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020