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Colorado State University is a public university. Founded in 1870, it became Colorado's first land-grant college in 1879 and was granted university status in 1957. The land-grant concept of a balanced program of teaching, research, extension and public service provides the foundation of the university's teaching and research programs. Education at Colorado State encompasses the major areas of human knowledge: sciences, arts, humanities and the professions. The university also has a wide range of programs to meet the social, recreational and academic needs of its diverse student population. The Lory Student Center, rated one of the ten best student centers in the country, provides a focal point for student life on campus. Its 562-acre main campus is located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, in Fort Collins, 65 miles north of Denver.

Website: www.colostate.edu/

Public
Co-ed
26,400
Undergraduate
Students
(51.7%) 13,653 Women
(48.3%) 12,747 Men
7,294
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
84% of 24,496 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.64
SAT Math
530-640 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
540-640 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
26 average
23-28 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $27,255
Out-of-state: $45,156
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $11,831
Out-of-state: $29,732
Room and Board
$11,964
Average Percent of Need Met
63%
Average Freshman Award
$10,780
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$25,391
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,049
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 10% of classes
10-19 students: 25% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 11% of classes
Over 100 students: 8% of classes
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Campus Life

Fort Collins Population
152,061
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Denver
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
30% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Ram (Cam')
Sororities
7% of women participate
Fraternities
5% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.7% Asian
2.4% Black/African-American
14.3% Hispanic/Latino
4.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
74.8% White
1.2% Unknown
International Students
3.4% from 76 countries
First-Year Students Returning
84.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
45.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
66%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
18.0%
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