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Colorado State University
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  • 4 Year
  • FORT COLLINS, CO

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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
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  4. Campus
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  5. Athletics
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  6. Party Scene
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  7. Professors
    grade A
  8. Location
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  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade B+
  11. Student Life
    grade A
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

711 OVAL DRIVE AMMONS HALL
FORT COLLINS, CO 80521
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Mountain West Conference
From Colorado State University

Learn what you love. Love where you live. You could say we’ve got the whole package at Colorado State. Why? Our progressive academics allow you to explore and discover your passions, then transform your learning experience into a personalized path that incorporates and engages those passions. You’ll find PhDs working alongside undergrads in research settings. You’ll find students, professors, and staff working together to understand and solve current world issues. You’ll find an eclectic mix of artists, scientists, musicians, and athletes. You’ll see people actively working to ensure inclusion, integrity, respect, service, and social justice. You’ll experience a stunning campus located at the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills. You’ll find a town full of innovators, tech professionals, foodies, animal lovers, and adventurists. And if you find yourself here, you’ll know exactly why.

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Colorado State University Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
February 1
Acceptance Rate
81%
SAT Range
1070-1290
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$16,793 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$9,161 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
79%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 230 responses
72%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 269 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 269 responses

Majors

Zoology at Colorado State Universeity

Zoology at CSU is the perfect stepping stone for students interested in pursuing a career focusing on the scientific study of animals and ecosystems. With a solid educational foundation and a variety of hands-on experiences, graduates are ready for whatever is next including post-graduate studies.

Online

Online Programs Offered
3
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
3
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    18%
  • On Campus
    77%
  • Online
    5%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
22,247 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,542
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 172 responses
  • Open to adventure
    27%
  • Chill
    19%
  • Very friendly and happy to be there
    17%
  • Very diverse
    12%
  • White students who believe the campus is diverse
    8%
  • All of the above
    5%
  • White kids looking to party
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
66%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 300 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 359 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 196 responses
  • College town with dedicated, fun students
    26%
  • College town with dedicated, awesome students
    21%
  • College town with outgoing, fun students
    20%
  • College town, with dedicated/drunk students
    11%
  • College town with dedicated students
    9%
  • College and family town
    7%
  • Rural
    2%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,100 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
70%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 174 responses

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