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Colorado State University - Fort Collins Overview

Located in Fort Collins, Colorado, Colorado State University - Fort Collins is a public institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is Colorado State University - Fort Collins Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$34,393 Avg Cost After Aid
90% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at Colorado State have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 1%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The highest award offered at Colorado State is the doctor's degree.
  • For the <nil> academic year, 73% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Colorado State makes roughly $58,388 a year. This is 43% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

Where Is Colorado State University - Fort Collins?


Contact details for Colorado State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 102 Administration Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0100
Phone: 970-491-1101

How Do I Get Into Colorado State?

You can apply to Colorado State online at:

Admission Requirements for Colorado State

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Colorado State?

90% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
38% Submit SAT Scores
Since Colorado State has an acceptance rate of 90%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 88%, and the acceptance rate for women is 91%.

Average Test Scores

About 38% of students accepted to Colorado State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 650. Math scores were between 530 and 640.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Colorado State University - Fort Collins  ( 550 to 650 )

SAT Math Scores for Colorado State University - Fort Collins  ( 530 to 640 )
Colorado State received ACT scores from 17% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 30. Math scores were between 21 and 27. Composite scores were between 23 and 29.

ACT English Scores for Colorado State University - Fort Collins  ( 21 to 30 )
ACT Math Scores for Colorado State University - Fort Collins  ( 21 to 27 )
ACT Composite Scores for Colorado State University - Fort Collins  ( 23 to 29 )

Can I Afford Colorado State University - Fort Collins?

$34,393 Net Price
38% Take Out Loans
0.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Colorado State is $34,393. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Colorado State, approximately 38% of students took out student loans averaging $8,570 a year. That adds up to $34,280 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Colorado State is 0.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Colorado State University - Fort Collins Undergraduate Student Diversity

20,016 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 24,954 undergraduate students at Colorado State, with 20,016 being full-time and 4,938 being part-time.


There are also 7,632 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 20,016 full-time undergraduates at Colorado State, 45% are male and 55% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Colorado State University - Fort Collins students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 565
Black or African American 431
Hispanic or Latino 3,008
White 14,171
International Students 556
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,285

Geographic Diversity

Colorado students aren't the only ones who study at Colorado State University - Fort Collins. At this time, all 50 states and the District of Columbia are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 107 countries are represented at Colorado State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at Colorado State University - Fort Collins

4,213 Took All Classes Online
16,393 Took At Least One Class Online
22.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 30 bachelor’s degree and 75 master’s degree programs available online at Colorado State. In 2020-2021, 16,393 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Colorado State has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 3rd most popular in Colorado for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of Colorado State

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Colorado State University - Fort Collins was 22.0%. This is the #1,025 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Colorado State regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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