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Academics

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3 College Freshman

Academics: The registration processes is easy, the professors are nice, the workload can be a bit heavy at times.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: The university takes academics seriously, and it seems to be the top priority of both the faculty and the students. Because the school is small, professors are available to help every student, making the quality of instruction excellent.

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3 College Student

Academics: Being a Nursing major is very hard work and you have to put everything you have into it. I think that the workload is a lot to maintain and the science classes are so hard.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: its okay not as good

3 College Senior

Academics: I am so glad to be done with this school after this coming year. The idea that we have the money to build a new building for general classes, when this past year we had issues with budget cuts and financial restraints so bad that we had to let some professors go is ridiculous. Those in charge at this school DO NOT handle the finances as they should and take advantage of those who pay for their education.

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Colorado State University is a small campus with small classes. Due to the class sizes, professors are able to help students individually. Also, the University makes it a point for students to do well. Professors take time to make sure students will pass the class by providing extra assignments, extra credit, or personal study time (depending on the professor). Also, the campus has a tutoring center that helps students study a certain topic or review papers.

The workload at CSU-P is not overwhelming. Of course, if you take harder classes, you will have more work, but most students don’t have a problem. Although the class workload is manageable, the class schedules are often not ideal. Based on the small population of students, most likely you will not get the classes you want to take in the order and times you want to take them. They only offer certain classes certain semesters, so you will have to set up your schedule accordingly. Also, yes, the advisers are helpful, but it is very important that you do your own research with your classes and what you need to take in order to graduate. Just like with every other university, they will tell you something different every time you see them.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
16:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
185
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
188
Total FT Faculty
193
Faculty with Terminal Degree
67%
Average Faculty Salary
$57,744
Full-Time Retention Rate
58%
Part-Time Retention Rate
26%
Transfer-Out Rate
15%
Graduation Rate
34%
Programs/Majors Offered
31
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 42%
  • 20 to 49 students: 50%
  • 50 or more students: 8%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: Yes
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • College of Education, Engineering & Professional Studies (CEEPS)
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS)
  • College of Science and Math (CSM)
  • Hasan School of Business (HSB)
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
Most Popular Majors
  • Business/Commerce, General: 7%
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science: 4%
  • Registered Nursing (RN): 6%
  • Sociology: 6%
Graduation Requirements
  • English (including composition)
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
  • Social science
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
  • Weekend/evening college
Other Academic Offerings
  • Accelerated program
  • Cooperative education program
  • Double major
  • Dual enrollment
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Exchange student program (domestic)
  • External degree program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Liberal arts/career combination
  • Weekend college
Online Courses
Online courses are very different at CSU-P. Online courses are counted as a part of a different school, so you will have to register and fill out your paperwork in a different building than all the others. Also, the online courses last six months and are self-paced. There are two times you can add a class: in December and May.
Best Places to Study
Life Science Building
Tips to Succeed
  • Attend class, and do your homework.
  • Develop good relationships with the professors. Not only are they a fountain of knowledge, but also, if you have a good relationship with them, someday they might be able to write recommendations for you when it comes to jobs and/or graduate school.
  • Really get involved. There are plenty of opportunities to get your name out there at this school.
  • Stay focused.

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 56 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How often do you:    Based on 25 responses

Never
Always
  • Attend class (lectures and recitation)
  • Do all of your homework
  • Do all of your assigned reading
  • Adequately study
  • Take advantage of office hours/study sessions
  • Take notes

Where did this school rank in your list of potential schools when applying?    Based on 25 responses

  • 4% This was my dream school.
  • 64% This was one of my top choices.
  • 32% This was a school I settled for (safety school).

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