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Colorado State University


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  • Colorado State University, popularly known as CSU or Colorado State, is the nation's top-ranked public research university located in Fort Collins, Colorado.
  • Established in 1870 as the Colorado Agriculture College under the Morrill Act by President Abraham Lincoln. The college began enrolling students in 1879 with two faculty members and a university president.
  • The College Ranker ranks Fort Collins, the primary campus location of the University, as the 3rd best “College town to live in Forever” Fort Collins is the fourth largest city in Colorado.
  • In 2018, the University enrolled 34,166 students including 1,546 international students.
  • Colorado State University offers bachelors and master's degree in eight faculty and 55 academic departments.

Faculties and Schools

  • College of Agricultural Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Health and Human Sciences
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Natural Science
  • College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
  • Walter Scott, Jr College of Engineering
  • Warner College of Natural Resources

Why study at Colorado State University?

  • Colorado State University is categorized among the “R1 Doctoral Universities” for its high research practice.
  • Schools.com ranks the University as the No.1 best 4-years college in Colorado.
  • The Princeton Review 2021 ranks Colorado State University as the “Best Western College” for outstanding academics amongst 127 universities.
  • Colorado State University ranks among the top 10% of colleges with best professors and top 15% best college campuses in America by Niche 2021.
  • QS World University Rankings 2021 ranks the University at 443rd position globally, at 14th position subject wise, and the University is placed between 301-500, in the world for graduate employability ranking.
  • The University is home to more than 2,000 staff members with an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, ensuring one-on-one interaction between students and professors.
  • The University is associated with great alumni, including Pulitzer Prize winner, CEOs, Astronauts and two governors of Colorado


  • Colorado State University's main campus is spread over 583 acres and is located in Fort Collins and comprises Foothill campus, agriculture campus and Pingree Park. The University also has a Colorado State forest service station and research centers.

Main Campus

  • Founded in 1909, the University's main campus lies in the heart of CSU at an Oval, a green belt with 65 American elm trees and is the major attraction of the University.
  • The main campus houses an administration building, music building, library, institute of teaching and learning. The campus is also home to the Department of Manufacturing Technology and Construction Management.
  • The University has recently opened its University center of arts in Fort Collins High School, University Art Museum, the Avenir Museum of Design & Merchandising and a University Dance Theater.
  • The main campus of CSU is served by the Transfort bus service and the new MAX Bus rapid transit route.

Foothill Campus

  • The University's Foothill campus is spread over 1,702 acres and is located on the northwest border of Fort Collins City.
  • The campus comprises the department of atmospheric science and various research centers and outreach centers such as the Centre of Disease Control & Prevention, Engineering Research Centre, B W Pickett Equine Center, Colorado Wildlife and Animal Reproduction Biotechnology Lab, Cooperative Institute of Research in the Atmosphere.

Veterinary Hospital

  • The University's James L Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital was established in 1979 and is located in the Veterinary Health Complex of the main campus.
  • Veterinary Hospital is home to 28 specialties, from emergency to oncology, everything under one roof, the hospital has 79 veterinarians' clinics.

Programs offered

Colorado State University offers more than 300 academic programs, including 70 major with 140 concentration and 80 minor programs. Following are a few popular programs:

  • Entomology
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Animal Science
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Organization and Innovation Management
  • Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
  • Geology
  • Health And Exercise Science
  • Zoology
  • Theatre
  • Sociology


Colorado State University offers scholarships to international students under the following criteria:

Scholarship Based on Admission Application

  • International students seeking admission to the University can apply for scholarships during the application, and the scholarship is awarded based on merit.
  • Students must submit a complete application for admission along with transcripts, essays, and letters of recommendation (LOR). Notification regarding the scholarship award can be received via email.
Eligibility Criteria
GPA Scholarship Amount
4.0 and above $10,000
3.80-399 $8,000
3.40-3.59 $5,000
3.30-3.39 $2,500
  • Be a first year, full-time student and should have enrolled for on-campus education
  • Student should fall under the merit criteria
  • Sponsored students are not eligible for the scholarship

Honors Scholarship

Honors Scholarship awards a total of $4,000 ($1,000 per year) financial aid to first-year international students enrolling in honors programs.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Should be a first-year, full-time student and should not have enrolled in any high school graduation institution prior to enrollment in Colorado State University.
  • Should be enrolled in the University's main campus

Additional Scholarships at Colorado State University

  • Scholarships for Colorado Resident Freshmen
  • Scholarships for Non-Resident Freshmen
  • Scholarships for Transfer Students
  • Scholarships for Entering International Freshmen
  • Scholarships Affiliated with CSU
  • CSU Scholarship Application (CSUSA)
  • Employee Tuition Scholarship Program


On-Campus Accommodation

The University offers on-campus accommodation to international students. The Colorado State University's Housing and Dining Services offers a wide range of accommodation options in terms of residential halls and university apartments along with meal plans. Following are the 12 residential halls:

  • Academic Village
  • Allison Hall
  • Braiden Hall
  • Corbett Hall
  • Durward Hall
  • Edwards Hall
  • Ingersoll Hall
  • Laurel Village
  • Newsom Hall
  • Parmelee Hall
  • Summit Hall
  • Westfall Hall

Off-Campus Accommodation

Students willing to stay off-campus can choose to rent or lease an apartment for the following academic year. The lease terms to be followed are:

  • The lease agreement commences on the assignment date and ends on 31 May every year.
  • Students can renew the lease if they want during the spring renewal process
  • The fee for breaking the lease is $360 until valid document supporting academic reason

All apartments are equipped with amenities like heat & electricity, water, sewer, trash, recycling and internet. Following are the rental apartment option:

  • Aggie Village
  • International House