Our State is Colorado, but Rams are built on a global scale. We unite in Fort Collins, where our diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences strengthen our community. True to our land-grant beginnings, we’re focused on practical solutions for today and tomorrow. CSU is one of our nation's leading research universities with world-class research in infectious disease, atmospheric science, clean energy technologies, and environmental science. It was founded in 1870 as the Colorado Agricultural College, six years before the Colorado Territory became a state. At Colorado State, we observe and advance our world with curiosity and passion. Our eight colleges offer a lifetime of learning and exploration. Finding the right major isn’t alway easy. Start with an academic interest area and let your passions guide your choice.
You might come to Colorado State University to earn a degree, but you will leave with a lot more than academic credentials. Whether your plan after completing your studies is to head to the job market, enroll in graduate school, serve in the military or join the Peace Corps, what happens here will change you and your future. We call it the CSU Effect. More Colorado high school graduates choose Colorado State over any other single university, an our alumni numbers represent the largest concentration of any college or university.
Fort Collins: This Amazing Location
Fort Collins is a community of 158,000+ residents that blends education and industry, hard work and recreation, tradition and progress. If you’re looking for a college experience with the perfect fusion of culture, opportunity and adventure, Fort Collins is where you’ll find it.
Fort Collins has 315+ miles of bike routes and trails, and is rated the #3 “College Town to live in Forever” by CollegeRanker. Not to mention, Fort Collins boosts 300+ sunny days every year.
Hike to 7,260-foot Horsetooth Rock, go whitewater rafting on the Cache la Poudre River, mountain bike at Lory State Park, explore the prairie alongside the only wild bison herd in Colorado, or just have a quiet picnic at the reservoir. And that’s just some of what you can do within 30 minutes of campus.
Come see it for yourself to find your “it just feels right” moment.
CSU’s Principles of Community
CSU's Principles of Community support our mission and vision of access, research, teaching, service and engagement, and is a foundation for learning, critical inquiry, and discovery.