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Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate91%

About Colorado State

Colorado State University is a public, state university in the city of Fort Collins, Colorado. Colorado State was founded in 1870. The university currently enrolls around 33,361 students per year, including 26,101 undergraduate students.

Colorado State Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Colorado State. Around 91% of applicants get into Colorado State each year. Out of 33,122 applications received in 2022, 30,066 students were offered admission.

Colorado State University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 91%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate 93%
Average GPA 3.7
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 93%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 43.1%

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Colorado State University is located in the city of Fort Collins, Colorado, near Denver.

If you would like to see Colorado State for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 25 to Fort Collins, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Denver International Airport (DIA).

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College Info

2545 Research Blvd. Fort Collins, CO 80523

Campus Setting: Urban

Colorado State Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Colorado State is Jul 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Colorado State is Jul 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Colorado State SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1080 - 1280


Math SAT Range

530 - 640


Reading SAT Range

540 - 650

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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Estimated Chance

1280 and Above


1080 to 1280


1080 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Colorado State students is 1178. Applicants with SAT scores of 1280 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Colorado State, while applicants with SAT scores between 1080 to 1280 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1080 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Colorado State.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Colorado State is like? There are approximately 33,361 students enrolled at Colorado State, including 26,101 undergraduate students and 7,260 graduate students. 88% percent of students attend school full-time, 67% percent are from CO and 33% percent of students are from other states.


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