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)

About

History

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. 

Education

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.

Research

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

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
201
2018
201
2017
201
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
266 4
2019
270 -20
2018
250
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.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
401
2019
401 -50
2018
351
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
442 8
2019
450 31
2018
481
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.

Services

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. 

Accreditation

  • 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

A chance at the life I want
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

The culture was hard to adapt to but the classrooms were mostly well structured.

nothing
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

My major is hard, but I am still interested in it, especially in medical field. So I want to get a deeper learning in medicine.

Great department; okay school
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Liked my department of study--gave a very comprehensive overview of my field Didn't like the size and operation of my university--was too large, sports-oriented, and run like a business instead of a school

Fort Collins, Colorado, United States

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