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Colorado State University


Colorado State University is a land-grant university. The concept of land-grant institutions is rooted in converging social, political, and cultural changes in the United States during the mid-19th century. In a tumultuous era of Civil War and westward expansion, U.S. Representative Justin Morrill of Vermont proposed creating a public college in every state that would be supported by federal grants of public land. Most of the available public land at the time was in the west.


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.


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. 

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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.

Residential Learning Communities (RLCs) are programs organized to introduce and integrate academic and social learning in residence hall settings through faculty involvement.

Students who have been accepted to a Residential Learning Community will have the opportunity to be part of that community regardless of the building in which they are assigned to live.

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.

Campus life

Ammons Hall is also home to the Office of Admissions. Daily information sessions and tours of campus are offered every weekday and select Saturdays and evenings year-round with the exception of most federal holidays. Tours are guided by current CSU students and highlight the University's rich traditions, collaborative academic environment and thriving campus life. In addition, prospective students can choose from a range of specialized visit experiences and College/Department programs to learn more about CSU. 

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. 

  • All academic and professional degrees and all course credits earned at CSU are regionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission to provide assurance that course credits and degrees earned at CSU meet rigorous quality standards. Accreditation is a requirement for federal financial aid funding and may be a requirement for some employment opportunities, professional licensure, and graduate education.

Fort Collins, Colorado, United States

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