Campus & Student Life at Colorado State University - Fort Collins

Home to about 24,792 undergraduates in 2020, Colorado State is a very large, public university located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This urban setting might be best suited for students who like the fast-paced city life. Should you tire of the campus however, Colorado State offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Colorado State can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Colorado State Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Colorado State Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 8.0% of the student population at Colorado State. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Colorado State Disability Services.

Colorado State for the Military

While not a "service academy", Colorado State does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs and there is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit Colorado State Veteran Services . For more information, check out our Colorado State for Veterans Guide.

Colorado State offers On-Campus Day Care

For students with young families, Colorado State does offer some day care. Programs like this are often in very high demand, so be sure to inquire as soon as you can.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Colorado State University - Fort Collins

Colorado State offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Colorado State University - Fort Collins

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Colorado State University - Fort Collins

Colorado State has a comparatively very large, student body. There were 24,792 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 19,944 (80.4%). Part-time attendance was 4,848 (19.6%).

Full-timePart-timeTotal
19,9444,84824,792

Colorado State University - Fort Collins is Ranked #310 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Colorado State receives top marks for overall diversity. We rank Colorado State #310 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Colorado State University - Fort Collins

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Colorado State by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the Colorado State Diversity Guide.

Colorado State University - Fort Collins Competes in the NCAA

Colorado State has a total of 519 student athletes, 253 men and 266 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$25,389,541
Total Expenses (all teams)$25,389,541
Net$0

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Colorado State University - Fort Collins Athletics

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