Colorado State University is a land-grant university. The concept of land-grant institutions is rooted in converging social, political, and cultural changes in the United States during the mid-19th century. In a tumultuous era of Civil War and westward expansion, U.S. Representative Justin Morrill of Vermont proposed creating a public college in every state that would be supported by federal grants of public land. Most of the available public land at the time was in the west.
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.
The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!
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.
Residential Learning Communities (RLCs) are programs organized to introduce and integrate academic and social learning in residence hall settings through faculty involvement.
Students who have been accepted to a Residential Learning Community will have the opportunity to be part of that community regardless of the building in which they are assigned to live.
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.
Ammons Hall is also home to the Office of Admissions. Daily information sessions and tours of campus are offered every weekday and select Saturdays and evenings year-round with the exception of most federal holidays. Tours are guided by current CSU students and highlight the University's rich traditions, collaborative academic environment and thriving campus life. In addition, prospective students can choose from a range of specialized visit experiences and College/Department programs to learn more about CSU.
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.
The program itself is difficult, but CSU has many support systems. There are tutors and mental health resources. It has been fun to network because of how big the student population is.
Overall I had a very positive experience with CSU. During the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, several of my courses did not adapt well to the online environment. I felt as if my learning was severely impacted by this and is part of why I chose to apply for a masters program before pursuing further graduate school.
I studied English for a year and I will start my department this year. I am very excited for this department and I want to have a successful academic life.
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