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Colorado State University

Fort Collins, Colorado

Spread across four locations in central Colorado, Colorado State University offers several highly recognized programs. The main 590-acre campus is located in Fort Collins, but also available are a 799-acre agricultural campus, a 1,703-acre foothills campus, and the 1,192-acre Pingree Park Mountain Campus.

Colorado State has one of the top three veterinary medicine programs in the country, and the graduate-level Atmospheric Science program is also ranked among the best available. The College of Natural Resources is also nationally recognized and ranks first in the country in female and minority student enrollment and the top number of graduating international students.

Other programs offered include: biotechnology, cell & molecular biology, infectious diseases, neuronal growth & development and animal reproduction.

With an undergraduate population of 15,534, a graduate population of 3,088 and a faculty of 1,391 the university offers a student/faculty ratio of 13:1.

A variety of on-campus housing is available, including male, female and coed dormitories, many with "special interest" floor such as voluntary alcohol-free areas and other special arrangements. Married on-campus apartments are also available.

Colorado State advances strong minority advocacy programs including El Centro for Hispanics which make up 4.2% of the overall population. The total minority population is about 9.2%.

Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1870
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 21,283
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $161,316,605
Admissions Address

8020 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.5
Send application by: July 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Ms. Mary Ontiveros
Admissions office telephone: (970) 491-6909
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: July 1
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? No
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
Tuition deposit: $300
Room deposit: $150 (Partially refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Lab 1 1
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies 2 3
History 1 1
Academic electives 2 0
Total academic units 15 18

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: July 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 86%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 86%
Total applicants: 11,310
Total acceptances: 9,692
Total freshman enrollment: 4,093
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


Male applicants: 5,021
Male acceptances: 4,156
Male freshman enrollment: 1,759
Female applicants: 6,289
Female acceptances: 5,536
Female freshman enrollment: 2,334
Out-of-state freshmen: 20%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A


2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 19%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 48%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 86%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 89%
Average high school GPA: 3.5
First-year students submitting GPA: 98%
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 42%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 500 - 600
Math: 500 - 620
Combined: 1000 - 1220


Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 4.0% 5.0%
600-699 25.0% 30.0%
500-599 46.0% 43.0%
400-499 22.0% 21.0%
300-399 2.0% 1.0%
200-299 1.0% 0.0%


First-year students submitting ACT scores: 90%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 21 - 26
Math: 20 - 26
Composite: 22 - 26


Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 6.0% 10.0% 6.0%
24-29 45.0% 38.0% 44.0%
18-23 48.0% 47.0% 42.0%
12-17 1.0% 5.0% 8.0%
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A


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