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#114 of 14,131 In the World
#70 of 2,597 In North America
#64 of 2,496 In the United States
#2 of 38 In Colorado
#9 of 1,009 For Hydrology and Water resources management
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Acceptance rate
90%
Average SAT
1185
Average ACT
26
Aid receiving
84%
Undergraduates
24,954
Graduates
7,632
Male:Female Ratio
45:55
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

Colorado State University - Fort Collins Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

Colorado State University - Fort Collins has an acceptance rate of 90% and is among the 37% of the easiest universities to gain admission to in the United States. The university reports the admission statistics without distinguishing between local and international students.

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 90% 88% 91%
Applicants 31,586 13,008 18,578
Admissions 28,314 11,405 16,909
Freshmen enrolled full time 4,997 2,116 2,881
Freshmen enrolled part time 200 99 101

12,180 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

4,213 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
1,959 or 38%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1080
or below

75% of them
had 1290
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Colorado State University - Fort Collins are 1080-1290 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
900 or 17%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 23
or below

75% of them
had 29
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Colorado State University - Fort Collins are 23-29 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Recommendations Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment demographics by race or ethnicity

White 22668 (70%)
Hispanic 4476 (14%)
Nonresident Alien 1548 (5%)
Two or more races 1488 (5%)
Asian 981 (3%)
Black or African American 775 (2%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 444 (1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 62 (0.2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 44 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

The final cost of attendance varies for each student based on household income, residency, program, and other factors.

Average aid awarded
$10,034
Students receiving aid
84%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $9,709$10,834
Tuition in-state $9,709$10,834
Tuition out-of-state $28,991$26,564
Fee in-district $2,622$2,479
Fee in-state $2,622$2,479
Fee out-of-state $2,622$2,479

Room and board costs

Dormitory capacity 8,300
Combined charge for room and board $13,016
Room charge $6,186
Meal charge $6,830

Colorado State University - Fort Collins majors

Colorado State University - Fort Collins has granted 5,195 bachelor's degrees across 74 programs, 1,649 master's across 79 programs, and 368 doctorate degrees across 43 programs. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at Colorado State University - Fort Collins.

Major Bachelor Master Doctoral
Business Administration and Management, General 676 313
Psychology, General 269 11 12
Business Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences 272 13
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 233 9
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 219
Construction Engineering Technology & Technician 182 3
Social Work 98 86
Computer and Information Sciences, General 131 46 4
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 172 8
Economics, General 141 8 5
Veterinary Medicine 147
Sociology, General 137 7 1
Mechanical Engineering 125 12 7
Biomedical Sciences, General 61 76 6
Civil Engineering, General 90 32 11
Political Science and Government, General 121 5
Wildlife Biology 111 14
Journalism 122
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other 88 15
Environmental Biology 100 1
Fine & Studio Arts, General 90 6
Animal Sciences, General 78 10 3
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 91
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management 80 10
English Language and Literature, General 68 20
Information Science & Studies 24 64
Microbiology, General 55 25 7
Music, General 32 53
Chemical Engineering 77 3 1
Environmental & Natural Resources Management and Policy, General 58 22
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Facilities Management, General 74 3 3
Zoology & Animal Biology 77 2 1
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 51 21 7
History, General 65 7
Horticultural Science 61 5 3
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 60 4 4
Engineering, General 67
Mathematics, General 49 7 11
Chemistry, General 33 12 21
Biochemistry 51 4 5
Agribusiness & Agricultural Business Operations 58
Environmental & Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism 58
Equestrian & Equine Studies 58
Occupational Therapy & Therapist 52 3
Anthropology, General 44 7
Nutrition Sciences 37 12 2
Restaurant & Food Services Management 48
Natural Resources & Conservation, General 46
Neuroscience 43
International & Globalization Studies 42
Interior Architecture 41
Physics, General 16 12 11
Accounting 32
Brewing Science 32
Environmental & Environmental Health Engineering 31
Computer Engineering, General 17 12
Forest Sciences and Biology 18 8 2
Applied Statistics, General 26
Higher Education & Higher Education Administration 26
Natural Sciences 15 11
Agricultural Economics 16 6 3
Toxicology 24 1
Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, General 24
Landscape Architecture 24
Soil Science and Agronomy, General 19 2 3
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 23
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General 8 12
Philosophy 16 4
Biological and Physical Sciences 19
Geology & Earth Science, General 11 7 1
Statistics, General 13 3 3
Creative Writing 18
Ecology 5 13
Systems Engineering 10 7
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management 12 4 1
Fire Services Administration 16
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other 16
Agriculture, General 15
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 15
Industrial and Organizational Psychology 15
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other 15
Applied Horticulture & Horticulture Operations, General 14
Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management 8 6
Environmental Health 9 2 2
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 13
Veterinary Sciences & Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General 11 1
Cell & Cellular and Molecular Biology 2 9
Ethnic Studies 8 3
Radiologic Technology & Science - Radiographer 10 1
Substance Abuse & Addiction Counseling 11
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences, General 10
Forestry, General 10
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching 9
Geography 9
Communication and Media Studies, Other 6 2
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 8
Dance, General 7
Agricultural Teacher Education 5
Pathology & Experimental Pathology 5
Engineering Science 4
Environmental Science 4
Range Science and Management 2 1 1
Botany & Plant Biology 1 2
Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology 3
Biotechnology 2
Data Science, General 1
Materials Science 1
Grand Total 5,195 1,649 368

Colorado State University - Fort Collins has a graduation rate of 69%, which is among the 24% highest for universities in the US.

Total Men Women
Graduation rate 69% 66% 71%
  • Full-time retention rate - 86%
  • Part-time retention rate - 65%

Publications & Citations

Colorado State University - Fort Collins is a world-class research university with 83,433 scientific papers published and 2,482,550 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Medicine, Geology, Computer Science, and Geography and Cartography.

Publications
83,433
Citations
2,482,550

Publication / Citation count by topic

Biology
50,175 / 1,699,990
Environmental Science
46,984 / 1,535,476
Chemistry
40,872 / 1,406,615
Engineering
40,292 / 1,168,652
Physics
34,602 / 1,041,015
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
32,043 / 866,723
Medicine
31,712 / 952,504
Geology
28,906 / 1,043,908
Computer Science
28,000 / 754,884
Geography and Cartography
26,816 / 824,017
Ecology
26,199 / 1,006,832
Genetics
21,883 / 796,566
Biochemistry
21,863 / 823,880
Quantum and Particle physics
21,310 / 595,445
Organic Chemistry
21,129 / 765,399
Materials Science
16,328 / 505,263
Paleontology
14,279 / 501,691
Psychology
14,242 / 402,799
Mathematics
14,063 / 346,698
Political Science
13,384 / 307,236
Pathology
12,847 / 428,621
Sociology
12,689 / 329,525
Philosophy
12,660 / 314,179
Law
12,503 / 292,903
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
11,640 / 406,572
History
11,256 / 316,052
Statistics
11,098 / 300,044
Botany
10,846 / 409,871
Business
10,199 / 258,121
Archaeology
10,086 / 300,800
Optical Engineering
9,792 / 250,678
Oceanography
8,925 / 376,032
Agricultural Science
8,322 / 324,404
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
8,190 / 197,194
Economics
8,051 / 194,843
Electrical Engineering
7,141 / 168,969
Aerospace Engineering
6,683 / 166,152
Public Health
6,662 / 208,602
Telecommunications
6,633 / 154,252
Immunology
6,451 / 237,386

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 876 6849
1991 851 7990
1992 908 8821
1993 992 8960
1994 982 9945
1995 1114 11050
1996 1139 12598
1997 1149 14161
1998 1178 16306
1999 1163 17661
2000 1222 20860
2001 1361 23640
2002 1398 26619
2003 1504 30592
2004 1649 35036
2005 1810 42264
2006 2058 48355
2007 2020 54000
2008 2154 60934
2009 2283 68639
2010 2265 76755
2011 2312 84711
2012 2403 95583
2013 2745 106861
2014 2929 114368
2015 3024 119752
2016 3126 123433
2017 3564 131751
2018 3705 138845
2019 3874 160929
2020 4373 189415
2021 4688 232598
2022 3733 212962
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Colorado State University - Fort Collins alumni

  1. Leslie Jones

    Leslie Jones
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1967-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    writergame show hostactorfilm actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Annette "Leslie" Jones is an American stand-up comedian, actress, writer, singer, and game show host. Jones was a cast member and writer for the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live from 2014 to 2019, and is currently the host of the ABC game show Supermarket Sweep. She has also been a featured performer at the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal and the Aspen Comedy Festival. In 2010, her one-hour comedy special, Problem Child, was broadcast on Showtime. Jones starred in Ghostbusters (2016) as Patty Tolan. In 2017 and 2018, Jones was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on Saturday Night Live.

  2. John Amos

    John Amos
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1939-.. (age 84)
    Occupations
    television actorstage actorfilm actor
    Biography

    John Allen Amos Jr. is an American actor best known for his role as the adult Kunta Kinte in the landmark miniseries Roots. He is also known for portraying James Evans Sr. on the CBS television series Good Times. Amos's other television work includes The Mary Tyler Moore Show, a recurring role as Admiral Percy Fitzwallace on The West Wing, and the role of Washington, DC Mayor Ethan Baker in the series The District. Amos has appeared on Broadway and in numerous films in his five-decade career. He has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award and an NAACP Image Award. On film, he has played numerous supporting roles in movies such as The Beastmaster (1982), Coming to America (1988), Die Hard 2 (1990) and Coming 2 America (2021). Prior to his acting career, Amos played college football at Colorado State University. He also had a brief professional football career which included spending a portion of the 1967 offseason for the American Football League's Kansas City Chiefs.

  3. Lane Kiffin

    Lane Kiffin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1975-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    American football coachAmerican football player
    Biography

    Lane Monte Kiffin is an American football coach who is currently the head coach of the Ole Miss Rebels. Kiffin formerly was the offensive coordinator for the USC Trojans football team from 2005 to 2006, head coach of the National Football League's Oakland Raiders from 2007 to 2008, head coach of the University of Tennessee Volunteers college football team in 2009, and head coach of the Trojans from 2010 to 2013. He was the youngest head coach in modern NFL history at the time when he joined the Raiders (until in 2017 when Sean McVay joined the Rams), and, for a time, was the youngest head coach of a BCS Conference team in college football. Kiffin was the offensive coordinator at the University of Alabama from 2014 until 2016, when he was hired to be the head coach at Florida Atlantic, a position he held until December 2019, when he became the head coach at Ole Miss.

  4. Anwar al-Awlaki

    Anwar al-Awlaki
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-2011 (aged 40)
    Occupations
    engineer
    Biography

    Anwar Nasser Abdulla al-Awlaki was an American imam who was killed in 2011 in Yemen by a US government drone strike ordered by President Barack Obama. Al-Awlaki became the first US citizen to be targeted and killed by a drone strike from the U.S. government.

All 100 notable alumni

General info

Alternative names CSU
Founded 1870
Colors green, gold
Academic calendar August to May (August - December; January-May)
Total FTE staff 6,908
Carnegie classification Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

Location and contacts

Address 102 Administration Building
Fort Collins, Colorado, 80523-0100
United States
City population 170,000
Phone 9704911101

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