Foothills in background with campus building, footbridge, and pond in foreground

Come for the academic excellence. Stay for so much more. 

Maybe it’s our bustling campus in autumn with its rich colors and falling leaves. Maybe it’s a spring stroll down the plaza surrounded by fragrant, blossoming trees. Maybe it’s our vibrant, artsy city, boasting twinkling winter lights, summer concerts, swoon-worthy food. Maybe it’s our uplifting university community, ripe with clubs and state-of-the-art facilities and research.

At Colorado State, you’ll get a small-college vibe complete with the benefits that come with a big university: We’re passionate about learning, sustainability, connection, and making the world a better place.

You’ll have research opportunities as an undergrad, thanks to our Carnegie Class 1 research institution status. You’ll get to take part in our record-breaking sustainability efforts. You’ll get 500+ clubs and organizations to create your community. And, at the end of the day, you can wind down in the best ways: soaking in our stunning mountain views, sampling the entertainment in Old Town, or cruising our 300 miles of biking and hiking paths.

Campus and enrollment

Colorado State University’s flagship institution is located in the heart of Fort Collins. It is the state’s only land-grant institution and has been serving Colorado since 1870. CSU-Fort Collins stretches throughout the city, state, and continent, with facilities and campuses in the foothills of Fort Collins, the Rocky Mountains, Denver, and even in Mexico.

In the past decade, CSU has produced record enrollment. In 2022, about 26,062 undergraduate students and 7,299 graduate students studied full- and part-time at CSU. Our student to faculty ratio for undergraduate students is 17 to 1. 

Life on campus

Here’s to the magic that happens before class, after study group, and everywhere in between.

Housing and dining

Your home away from home is so easy to make your own. Explore your housing options and take a look inside.


A ranking means more than a number. It's a product of the work we do — together.

Our location

Exploring where you want to learn is just as exciting as deciding what you want to learn.

Student traditions

At Colorado State University, old and new traditions combine, putting the "Ram" in "Ramily."

Principles of community

This is what CSU stands for. And what we continually strive for.