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Colorado State Admissions Information

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO (map)


Located in northern Colorado at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado State University embodies actively engaged academic advancement and groundbreaking research. With a wide variety of educational programs, including online courses and distance learning, Colorado State excels in every field. Once specializing in Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, Colorado State has grown to include other specialties such as business, engineering and veterinary medicine.

As one of the nation's leading research universities, Colorado State University has substantial resources available for undergraduates to work side-by-side with their professors on critical global issues. In addition to the university’s strong commitment to green initiatives–such as alternative fuels and wind engineering–Colorado State is proud to host some of the greatest community service programs in the nation.

Situated on nearly 5,000 acres, Colorado State at Fort Collins has many opportunities for outdoor sports, such as hiking, skiing and rafting, in addition to its vibrant campus life. To help students connect to those with similar interests, Colorado State offers thirteen Residential Learning Communities, such as Live Green Community and Health and Exercise Science Community. Colorado State University has a branch campus in Pueblo, CO, which is located in the southern part of the state, near Colorado Springs and Denver.



Basic Info

Main Address: 200 West Lake Street
Fort Collins, CO 80523-0100
Phone Number: (970) 491-1101  
Website: http://www.colostate.edu/  


Type of school: Public  
Type of school: Coed  
Setting: Suburban  
Athletics: NCAA Division I, Intercollegiate, Intramural, Club, Scholarship  
Degrees offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral  
Size of undergraduate student body: 22,979  
Percent out-of-state: 20%  
Percent international: 2%  
Female to Male ratio: 51:49  

Academic Life

Student to Professor ratio: 17:1  
Most popular majors: Business/Marketing
Family and Consumer Sciences
Social Sciences
Engineering Technologies
Parks And Recreation
Special study programs: Accelerated Program
Distance Learning
External Degree Program
Honors Program
Independent Study
Liberal Arts/Career Combination
ROTC (Air Force, Army)
Semester At Sea
Study Abroad
Teacher Certification

Campus Life

Housing options:
Coed housing
Special housing for disabled students
Apartments for married and single students
Wellness housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)
Campus Ministries
Concert Band
International Students
Literary Magazine
Music Ensembles
Radio Station
Student Government
Symphony Orchestra
Choral Groups
Jazz Band
Marching Band
Musical Theater
Pep Band
Student Newspaper
Television Station

Fun Facts

  • Named a Best Western College
  • 60% of undergraduates participate in intramural sports.
  • In 2006, Money Magazine named Ft. Colins the best place to live in America.

Admissions Information

At Colorado State, candidates for admission are considered based on their academic record, extracurricular activities and individual potential. While the applicant's test scores and class rank are important, the admissions committee also gives similar weight to personal qualities and abilities, as showcased in the applicant's personal statement.

Despite a generous admittance rate, entering freshmen have a competitive high school GPA around 3.5. However, students who have a GPA below 3.25 are still encouraged to apply, as many different characteristics are included in the holistic admissions process, such as individual ability to contribute to the diverse campus. Colorado State University's branch campus in Pueblo requires a separate application for admission.

Admissions address: Office of Admissions
Colorado State University
1062 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins CO 80523-1062
Phone number: (970) 491-6909  
Fax number: (970) 491-7799  
Admissions Website: http://admissions.colostate.edu/  
Email: admissions@colostate.edu  
Contact Person: James Rawlins, Executive Director of Admissions  
Number of first-year applications received: 15,253  
Percent of applicants admitted: 81%  

Application Information

Regular application deadline: February 1  
Early decision/action deadline: none  
Accepts the Common Application? Yes  
Admission requirements: 1 Academic teacher evaluation
High school transcript
Mid-year report
Final report
Personal statement

Application Information

Standardized test scores required? Yes  
Policy regarding SAT score-use: Considers scores from single highest test date  
Middle 50% Scores



% Who Submitted Scores
SAT Critical Reading
SAT Math
SAT Writing
ACT Composite

College Board code: 4075  
ACT code: 0504  
Learn more about other Top Colorado schools:
Regis University   University of Northern Colorado   Colorado School of Mines  

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