School Spotlight: Colorado State University

There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school!

School Spotlight: Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO

Attracting students from around the world, Colorado State University provides the ideal mix of cutting-edge research, big-time athletics, and rigorous academics. The University’s 1,600-member faculty regularly make amazing discoveries that translate to real-world knowledge in the classroom. With specialties ranging from veterinary science to infectious disease, professors at CSU are eager to engage with students and explore the world. Located at the base of the Rocky Mountains, CSU’s approximately 24,000 undergraduates embrace the beauty of their natural environment. With over 285 miles of bike routes and trails in town and nearly 1,000 sustainability-related courses available, it’s no wonder CSU is considered one of the greenest colleges in the country. On campus, student athletes have limitless options for staying in shape. The University features 16 Division 1 athletic teams as well as 30 club sports, including competitive e-sports, logging sports, and rodeo! In addition to providing an honors program with small, seminar-style classes, CSU also offers 15 unique residential learning communities, where students can live with others who share similar passions, such as engineering, the creative arts, or leadership. Good to know: eligible out-of-state students can qualify for merit scholarships worth up to $40,000 per year!

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Written by Elyse Krantz
Elyse Krantz is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions experts. Elyse received her BA in linguistics from Dartmouth College and her MA from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to joining College Coach, Elyse worked as an admissions officer at Barnard College and Bennington College. Visit our website to learn more about Elyse Krantz.