Colorado State University-Fort Collins
Fort Collins, CO, USA


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Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city
Acceptance Rate
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Transfer Acceptance Rate
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Admissions Requirements

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SAT Subject Tests
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AP Course Credit
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Dual Enrollment
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Important Deadlines

Application TypeApplication DeadlineReply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier.December 1
Fall Regular DecisionJuly 1August 21
Spring Regular DecisionNovember 1
Transfer early action deadline.
February 1
Test Optional
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Application Fee
Fee waivers available
Rolling Admissions
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Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
Out-Of-State Students
US States Represented
Countries Represented
Submitting ACT
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Average ACT Composite: 26
Average SAT Composite: 1204
SAT Percentiles

Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.50 - 3.74
3.25 - 3.49
3.00 - 3.24
2.50 - 2.99
2.00 - 2.49
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
Top 25%
Top 50%
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
$30k - $48k
$48k - $75k
$75k - $110k

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 970-491-7799
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

Don't be afraid to try something new like an intramural sport or an art class. Just approach it with an open-mind, because remember everyone was in your shoes once. Make the most of your college experience because these are the best years of your life!
Gianna from Pueblo West, CO
My first tip would be to take college visit. See the campus and the city. This is definitely help make your decision because the campus is so beautiful. Also, look into every major they have. They do have a wide variety of majors, however, they are specialized in certain ones so if you are thinking about one of these then CSU is a great choice. If you decide to come, come with an open mind and an outgoing spirit. Weather you are coming from a near by city or out of state, it is always nice to meet new people. Be open to all types of people and be the one to start a conversation with a stranger. Get involved. Colorado State University has tons of clubs and activities. There is a club for every type of person, Join these. This way, you will meet people that have the same interest as you. Pick to live with someone you have never met before. This way, you are not just hanging out with the same people from high school. Overall, when coming to Colorado State, come with the an accepting attitude and be ready to have a great college experience.
Lana from Overland Park, KS
Ask for help. Your professors will be more than willing to help you, but they need to know when you need assistance. The best way to connect with your professors is by going to their office hours. Also, get involved! It's always nice to have someone to study with or hang out with, so meet some new people by joining a club!
Shayna from Fort Collins, CO
If you're a freshman, get involved with your hall. They are the people you will be living with for an entire year, become friendly with them when you first move in and you will have a better social experience. Also, take advantage of all the sporting events that CSU has. They are very fun to attend especially when you show school spirit get pumped for the athletic team.
Morgan from Englewood, CO
If your considering if CSU is the school for you then I would say that a couple of things. You don't have to be extremely smart to get accepted here. I think CSU is more about learning then just memorizing things. The faculty is very helpful and friendly. Other students that go here are unique and different. It's interesting to see all the people who have come from different places and had different lives. This makes CSU a great place to learn more about other people's background.
In general, visit as many campuses as possible. The more you see, the better you can compare what you do and don't like about each college. Also, don't sit around your dorm room and wait to meet people. I guarantee that going to even a couple meetings for clubs that you are interested in will result in you making new friends (particularly at CSU). Don't be afraid to ask your professors for help either because they know that college is a big transition academically from high school and they will give you as much help as they can (once again, especially at CSU). Specifically for Colorado State, be sure to take a campus tour from the Admissions office when you visit. The guides are students at Colorado State and they are extremely nice and willing to address any questions or concerns you may have about the university. Finally, and most importantly, be honest with yourself. If you don't think a school is right for you, don't feel obligated to go there because of the college is some big name university or its where your parents or friends went. I was a National Merit Finalist and could have gone to virtually any school I wanted but I chose CSU because when I visited, I felt at home. I'm not trying to say that Colorado State is perfect for everyone, I just want every prospective student who reads this to know that they will know when they've found the right school for them.
Sean from Boise, ID
Make sure you tour the college before you go and also get to know your roommate in the dorms before you move in via Facebook, instant message, or phone call.. It helps make the living situation easy from the start.
Devan from Culbertson, MT
If you can, go to campus and meet with the departments you are interested in. They will provide you with free parking for the day, give you a tour of campus, and let you sit in on any of the classes that are happening. It will really give you a feel for the university and what departments you would fit best in. Remember that they want you to attend their school before any other ones, so don't be shy!

Also, don't be afraid to ask a lot of questions about cost of attendance, scholarships and financial aid. If you go to the Student Financial Services office try to talk to the nice lady with black, braided hair: she is extremely friendly and helpful!
Molly from Butte, MT
For engineering, veteranarian studies, and natural sciences and resources studies this is an amazing school. Other majors are important but not as outstanding as these departments (you can see it in the university funding). The campus is very bike friendly, just don't break the rules and you won't get a ticket. And the town itself is amazing, there is a lot to do and see even if you're under 21. Just make sure you keep track of the work you need to do. In college you don't have a lot of free time no matter what your major is, and the free time that you do have could very well be catered towards your social life. If you like to have time to yourself, do it. If you like to see friends, plan with them. Don't ever just sit around bored out of your mind because you think you have nothing to do. Believe me, you will ALWAYS have something to do. Apply for scholarships, get a job, go for a run, see the town. Anything. Just don't waste any time.
Katelyn from Fort Collins, CO
-Take school seriously now, studying is key here, as of any college
-Can be quite cold and windy at times so that should not fully bother you
-Other than that not too much, great school very helpful academic staff
Logan from Fort Collins, CO