Why Study At Colorado State University

CSU is dedicated to increasing the number of diverse students on campus because we know that bringing together students from different walks of life improves learning for everyone. With a firm foundation in their land-grant heritage, students at CSU aren’t afraid to think bigger. They aren’t afraid to ask the hard questions or follow their passions. Students here don’t just place value on the results — they embrace the process that got them there.

Academic Programs

Colorado State offers 150 programs of study across 8 colleges and 55 departments. In addition to its notable programs in biomedical sciences, engineering, environmental science, agriculture, and human health and nutrition, CSU offers professional programs in disciplines including business, journalism, and construction management as well as in the liberal and performing arts, humanities, and social sciences. Academic Colleges include:

  • College of Agricultural Sciences
  • College of Health and Human Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • Warner College of Natural Resources
  • College of Natural Sciences
  • College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences


Located in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States, Colorado is not all mountainous. In fact, the eastern 2/5 of the state is quite flat. Colorado is rightly considered a state that reaches great altitudes however. The mean elevation of Colorado is higher than any other state and Colorado is the home of 54 mountain peaks that reach over 14,000 feet into the sky. The land areas of Colorado can be classified into four different regions; the Great Plains in the eastern 2/5 of the state, the Rocky Mountains in the central 2/5 of the state, the Colorado Plateau along the western 1/5 of the state and a small area known as the Intermontane Basin that lies north of the Colorado Plateau.


First-year freshmen are required to live on campus and are guaranteed housing.

There are 13 Residence Halls on campus, each offering different features. Rooms are set up for two students; single rooms are sometimes available for an additional fee. Residence hall contracts include a meal plan and will last the entire school year. For more information about the different residence halls and meal plan options, visit the Residence Life website.

Upon being admitted, undergraduate students are sent a Housing Guide to provide more details about the services from Residence Life. Room assignments will be sent at the end of July; this is when you learn your room number and the name of your roommate.