Colorado State University

Colorado State University

By statute, Colorado State University is a comprehensive graduate research university with selective admission standards. Charged with offering a comprehensive array of baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs, it holds exclusive statewide authority for programs in agriculture, forestry, natural resources, and veterinary medicine.

Top reasons to study here

  • Support excellence in teaching and research
  • Promote civic responsibility
  • Encourage and reward innovation

Master's Programmes

Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (2)

Pre-Master's Programmes

Engineering & Technology (49)
Computer Science & IT (43)



Founded in 1870 as the Colorado Agricultural College, Colorado State University is now among the nation's leading research universities. Our world-class research in infectious disease, atmospheric science, clean energy technologies, environmental science, and biomedical technology attracted more than $300 million in research funding annually. 


Inspired by its land-grant heritage, Colorado State University is committed to excellence, setting the standard for public research universities in teaching, research, service and extension for the benefit of the citizens of Colorado, the United States and the world.


Qualified undergraduate and graduate students have many opportunities to engage in research and creative activity while enrolled at CSU. These opportunities allow students to enhance their education by working closely with a faculty mentor. 

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Housing services

Colorado State University Housing & Dining Services offers a variety of housing options for everyone on campus. Use the links below to learn all about the residence halls and university apartments, as well as specific services Housing & Dining offers throughout it’s residences.

Medical services

CSU Health Network is every student’s home for health and well-being at Colorado State University. We are committed to care of body and mind to help students succeed in college and life.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Visits at Colorado State aren’t one-size-fits-all. We care about where you are in your search process and what kind of information you’re looking for.
  • That’s why we offer a variety of programs and visit opportunities throughout the year. Whether you’re exploring all of your college options, or you already have your heart set on joining the Ram Family, we are sure to have a visit opportunity that suits your interests, passions, and educational goals.

Sports facilities

  • Take the competition to the next level by joining a sport club, which are student-managed teams that train together, travel, and compete on a national level. We offer dozens of programs ranging from Rugby and Soccer to Water Polo and Rodeo.
  • As student-managed organizations, team members are involved in fundraising, coaching selection, budgets, and more. Sport Clubs students are serious athletes and games/matches are held throughout the state and country. Our teams are kind of a big deal, too, raking in over 25 national championships! Way to be, Rams!

Student clubs

With more than 500 registered student organizations, you’re bound to find a way to connect to our community. If none of our clubs piques your interest, you can always start your own. 


  • Colorado State is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, a Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges. To ensure academic excellence and fiscal stability, this accreditation requires an institutional review at a minimum of every ten years.
  • As Colorado State University reaffirms its academic accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, the University has prepared a self-study which is posted, along with other information about the accreditation process.

Student Reviews

Your mind is your best asset, expand it at CSU
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

CSU has always been very good to me, I have through its academics been able to bring myself to new intellectual heights. The classes at CSU are generally informative and useful while the student life is lively and engaging. Professors at this school are willing to take on motivated and talented students to as employees which also is a great opportunity. The only detriments...

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It was amazing and there were ample resources for students to succeed.

Citius, altius, fortius!
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Faculty of Forestry in Belgrade has different types of tutors with different styles and they request different thing in there on way. One bad thing about my faculty is that we wouldn't learn much about the landscape architecture through engineering or in practical things (those were the things that we learn on horticulture part)...we were mostly free to create artistic...

Fort Collins, Colorado, United States

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