Colorado State University

3,466 reviews
  1. Fort Collins, CO
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B-
Colorado State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Mountain West Conference
Address
102 Administration Building
Fort Collins, CO 80523

Colorado State University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
80%
SAT Range
1030-1250
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$14,511/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,449/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,998/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,905/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,987/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,394/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.146 responses
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.148 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.148 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
20,456Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 76 responses
Report
  • Open to adventure
    33%
  • Chill
    26%
  • Very diverse
    14%
  • White kids looking to party
    8%
  • Very friendly and happy to be there
    7%
  • Beer drinking, longboarding guys with beards
    4%
  • White kids with snap backs
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
66%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.201 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.252 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 73 responses
Report
  • College town with dedicated, awesome students
    25%
  • College town with dedicated, fun students
    23%
  • College town with outgoing, fun students
    18%
  • College town with dedicated students
    15%
  • College town, with dedicated/drunk students
    12%
  • Rural
    4%
  • College and family town
    3%

After Colorado State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.81 responses

Reviews

3,466 reviews
  • Excellent
    578
  • Very Good
    1384
  • Average
    1226
  • Poor
    136
  • Terrible
    49
I love it here! I find the people welcoming, the classes challenging, and the social life is amazing. There are plenty of clubs and activities to get you involved without the partying that most schools tout.
  • Freshman
  • 2 hours ago
I love the opportunities available and the environment is very friendly. There are so many programs and activities available and so much academic assistance provided.
  • Junior
  • 4 hours ago
So far, I have had an amazing experience at CSU. It has been so much fun getting involved in my college and getting to know people. Everyone is friendly, and we are all proud to be a CSU Ram!
  • Sophomore
  • 14 days ago