Quick facts about Colorado State University:

  • Colorado State is a public university. Founded in 1870, it became a land-grant college in 1879, and was granted university status in 1957. Its 586-acre main campus is located in Fort Collins, Colorado.
  • CSU is a research powerhouse consistently counted among the top performing research universities in the nation.
  • The most popular majors at Colorado State University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Engineering; Social Sciences; and Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies.
  • CU boasts 490,000 living alumni, nearly 285,000 of whom call Colorado their home.
  • CU employs about 37,000 people.
  • University wide, awards to students for academic excellence include seven Marshall Scholarships, 79 Fulbright Fellowships, 21 Rhodes Scholars, nine Truman Scholarships, 27 Goldwater Scholarships and seven Udall Scholarships.
  • CU ingenuity has fostered 190 startups in the past 25 years, landing it in the top 5 percentile nationally for university business startups at No. 18 out of 349 reporting institutions.