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.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
25,186
Undergraduates
11,662
Men - 46.3%
13,525
Women - 53.7%
7,460
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
84% of 28,843 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.7
SAT Math
583 average
530-640 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
589 average
540-640 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
26 average
23-29 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $28,607
Out-of-state: $47,328
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $11,939
Out-of-state: $30,660
Room and Board
$12,552
Average Percent of Need Met
67%
Average Freshman Award
$11,881
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$25,781
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,453
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
10%
10-19
25%
20-29
25%
30-39
13%
40-49
8%
50-99
11%
Over 100
8%
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Fort Collins Population
152,061
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Denver
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
20% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Ram (Cam')
Sororities
6% of women participate
Fraternities
5% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.6%
Asian
2.8%
Black/African-American
2.3%
Hispanic/Latino
16.1%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
5.1%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
72.5%
Unknown
0.6%
International Students
3.1% from 73 countries
First-Year Students Returning
85.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
47.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
63%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
17.0%
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