Location
Fort Collins, CO
Undergrads
20,336
Tuition (in-state)
$24,441 ($8,649)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: You'll find an option for whatever you're looking for, but the best options go to those who don't wait until the last minute to find housing. There's plenty of pet friendly options, too, so bring your favorite four-legged family member along!

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: Look, submit your FASFA and you'll get what the federal government would give you no matter where you go. Apply as a college freshman and you'll have several opportunities to get scholarships automatically, and plenty to apply for. Each year there's an easy-to-fill-out application for yearly awarded scholarships, so do that and you might have a chance. Don't expect too many options for people who can't demonstrate financial need. And don't expect work study opportunities unless you can demonstrate financial need.

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5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Fort Collins is a fantastic city. There's affordable options for every budget, but a really stupid rule limiting a house to three unrelated persons, so you won't get the super super cheap options of splitting rent four or five ways without breaking the law. And yes, that's strictly enforced, so trying to get around it is REALLY not recommended. The city's atmosphere is great; there's plenty to do and a great community.

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5 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Look, the administration is strict where it needs to be. The city doesn't tolerate noise violations and you WILL get in trouble the first time you have one. Parking violations are fairly strictly regulated, so don't park over the lines (unless the ground's covered in snow, then you're excused) and don't park places where you don't have a permit to park. That said, you first offense for parking/traffic ON CAMPUS is a warning. Go to the CSU PD and explain how sorry you are and how you'll never do it again, and they'll drop the ticket.

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4 College Junior

Weather: 300 days of sunshine? Some snowfall to give you better skiing and snowboarding? Colorado weather is the best. BUT, it's unpredictable. You will have a week where it's 75* one day, -10* and snowing the next, and 68* the day after; Colorado likes to do things like that. You'll also have random weeks of upper 70s in the middle of winter and random days of snowfall toward the end of spring. The unpredictability factor aside, though, the weather is great, and you'll really love it. As long as you buy a nice jacket for winter.

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4 College Junior

Drug Safety: On-campus, drug-free policies are strictly enforced. Off campus, you could get away with it. There are options for people looking to drink or smoke pot, but no options for anyone looking into heavier options. Yes, pot is legal in Colorado, but only for those over the age of 21. Basically, if you look for alcohol or pot use, you can find it, but if you don't, you can live happily without ever running into it. There are some idiots that overuse and get out of control, but I've never personally seen them, I've only heard about them, and they're a very small majority. There's no peer pressure whatsoever. If you don't want to drink or smoke, no one is going to suggest you do. There's plenty to do without partaking, and you'll fit in perfectly fine with 99% of the population.

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: There are many different options; cheaper options with shared hall bathrooms, and more expensive options with en-suite bathrooms. There are multiple communities that you can join if you'd like, and plenty of options if that's not your thing, too. Food is good; housing near AV is always the best because it's closest to the best selection of food. AV itself and Summit are probably the nicest buildings, because they're newest and all suite-style, I believe.

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3 College Junior

Athletics: The majority of people couldn't tell you if the volleyball team won last weekend or if the rugby team even still existed. Football games are noticed, basketball games usually are, too, but neither of the teams are super amazing or anything. There's no baseball team -- that's ridiculously disappointing.

3 College Junior

Diversity: Look, it's not hugely racially diverse; it just straight up isn't. There are different minority groups, and they never feel outcasted, but the majority of the population is white. That said, there is a huge amount of diversity in regards to economics, religions, and sexual orientation. You'll find people from every side of the political sphere, too, but the majority of the campus is very open and accepting, and fairly liberal because of those beliefs.

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3 College Junior

Transportation: The public transportation (bus system) in the city is free to any full-time student, and that's great for getting around town. However, it's a bit confusing at first, and it may take a while to get used to. Still, getting around the city is very manageable, and if you have a bike, then you're golden. The school itself is in walkable distance to Oldtown, some trails, and quite a few restaurants and shopping options. Shuttles exist that run from the city (and the school) to the Denver airport, but those can be somewhat pricy if you don't know the exact discount code.

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4 College Junior

Academics: When it comes to workload and curriculum, it's all about what you sign yourself up for. You'll have a ridiculous workload only if you sign yourself up for one, otherwise it's completely manageable. Some majors are harder workloads than others, but that's to be expected. For the most part, professors generally are knowledgeable and fair; it doesn't hurt to ask for recommendations or check RateMyProfessor before registering for a class, though. Registration is simple and easy once you learn how to do it the first time. There are millions of great study areas both on campus and off.

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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Fort Collins has the second highest restaurant density in the country, second only to Las Vegas. It has at least one of almost every restaurant; you'll find anything you're looking for.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: some frat guys think they are better because they aren't a GDI

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: we're college kids and dorms expect the best out of students

3 College Freshman

Diversity: decent amount but nothing overwhelming

3 College Freshman

Weather: depends on snow or rain

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Fort Collins is okay but I cant see myself living here after college

3 College Freshman

Computers: pre paid 125 pages to print

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5 College Freshman

Scholarships: Commitment to Colorado grant is great

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4 College Freshman

Majors: There are many different options for majors and the advisers are good at helping place people into a major based on their dream jobs and ideals. Also, the programs are excellent and offer many different, free options for help in any classes that are harder to help people to succeed.

4 College Freshman

Majors: When entering my program I had to apply, write an essay which is normal, and get a letter of recommendation. The programs are selective, but they also want students so they help you to succeed and to get accepted into your desired program.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Campus housing is pretty good. I mean all dorms are going to be a little tight, but Colorado State University does a good job of making the rooms spacious enough for two and the rooms do have heating in them and dining halls are always relatively close to one of the campus halls.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: I personally don't use many of the public transportation options, but there are many around the campus and the town of Fort Collins.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Fort Collins has an extremely large population of restaurants throughout the city. There are many mom and pop restaurants and there are many chains, so no matter what your fix is you can find it anywhere in Fort Collins. There are restaurants at every corner waiting for your business and are happy to serve you whatever you like.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: There are some cool fraternities and soroities around campus, but they don't necessarily play a role in any of my activities so i kind of overlook them.

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