Colorado State University

Colorado State University

Fort Collins , United States
  • 78
    Acceptance Rate
  • 250
    Available Programs
  • 33413
  • 18000
    Average Cost
  • 84
    Employment Rate
  • Program
  • Permit


Colorado State University is one of the nation’s top public research universities, with a strong commitment to excel in all we do.

Colorado State was founded as the Colorado Agricultural College in 1870, six years before the Colorado Territory was granted statehood, and it was one of 68 land-grant colleges established by President Abraham Lincoln’s signing of the Morrill Act. Our tradition of providing a high-quality, affordable higher education to all who have the desire and ability to achieve it runs deep, and CSU remains the “university of choice” for Colorado residents -- more Colorado high-school students choose CSU than any other campus.

Colorado offers exceptional academic programs, with 76 undergraduate degree programs, 114 graduate degree programs, 21 professional master's degree programs, and our prestigious Professional Veterinary Medicine program. Many of CSU's academic programs are ranked among the best in the nation and world. Our world-class research and scholarship attract more than $370 million in research funding every year, and CSU ranks second nationally in federal research funding for universities without a medical school.

Entry requirements

First-year applicants:

  • Application for admission ( or
  • 50 dollars application fee
  • Official high school transcript 
  • ACT or SAT results 
  • Personal Statement 
  • Reccomendation

For international applicants also:

  • Immigration documents 
  • English proficiency 

Graduate students:

  • Application 
  • Application fee
  • On-campus certficates 
  • Official Transcript/ Credential and Certified Translations 
  • Additional Departmental Requirements 

For international applicants also:

  • English Proficiency
  • Duolingo English Test (DET) is temporarily being accepted by CU Boulder as an approved examination for English proficiency through July 15, 2020. Applicants may submit DET results as their proof of English proficiency, and scores will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis

Scholarship & funding

Scholarships are gift aid and do not have to be repaid. Scholarships are awarded based on different factors including merit, financial need, and talent. They are awarded by institutions, governments, private individuals, foundations and community organizations.

There are numerous scholarship opportunities at Colorado State University. These web pages, and our Scholarship FAQ,  are designed to help you find, apply for, and hopefully obtain scholarships to attend Colorado State University.


Student life

Campus Activities offers students many opportunities to become involved and active on the CSU campus through our four entities: RamEvents, Flea Market, Campus Information and Box Office, and LSC Arts Program. Learn about the many exciting outside-the-classroom possibilities and volunteer opportunities available through the Lory Student Center and Campus Activities.