Colorado State University-Fort Collins Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (30)
Colorado State University is an amazing institution. The campus is extremely beautiful and the administration is always taking steps to create an educationally conducive environment for students. Besides being in an absolutely beautiful location, the school itself offers a wide variety of programs and extracurricular activities. Furthermore, there is a plethora of support for students in regards to academics and other helpful resources. In all, CSU is a great place to go to school and I would recomend it to anyone.
Each student has a unique set of priorities when searching for their college fit, but Colorado State University quite honestly has it all. The academics are superb, and are set apart by a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio, excellent programs with invested faculty, and a small college feel at a University with tons of resources and potential for their students. In addition, Fort Collins is one of the all time great towns in the United States, and the two combined created a college utopia. While this was my own experience as a student there, I recognize that CSU is not for everyone. However, if you are looking for a University with a people-first, adventure-casual town, that strives for excellence and can prepare you well for your future career, CSU is perfect. The people will always stand apart here, and I would not change my choice for a second. The Admissions Counselors are always willing to answer questions, I received financial aid every year I was there (because I took the time to fill it out), and it is BEAUTIFUL. However, be sure to visit campus, because finding the right fit is about what stands out to YOU. They will be the first to tell you if they don't have your program, and they want you to succeed as much as you do. By investing in the school, it has invested as much, if not more back into me, and I keep in touch with several faculty who have transitioned from teachers to mentors to finally friends. Those relationships are far more valuable than any notes I took in college. I am honestly incredibly proud to be a CSU Ram!
Colorado state university is an excellent institution, but I would not recommend attending the biology program if you are religious in any way. When I attended, each preliminary class began with the professor standing before his or her classroom and giving a long lecture about how, if we were religious, we were not allowed to discuss it. i'm guessing this stems from the creation/evolution debate, but I found it frustrating because I just wanted to learn. It was a pretty good institution, but rather close-minded.
I had a wonderful experience as a student of Colorado State University in Fort Collins. The campus is beautiful, it is a large school but still allows you to feel part of a community. My English professors were engaging and helpful, and my education professors were hands on and brought us into many diverse school environments.
CSU is a great place to study business. However, I recommend getting involved in an area of interest RIGHT AWAY. It is a big school and a big program, so it can be easy to get lost in the number of students. Get to know your professors and get involved in an area of interest, and it will make a big program seem smaller. That being said, it is a great program if you are assertive in making the most of it.
CSU Global Campus empowered me to reach my full potential. Their online degree made it possible for me to graduate while being a single mother of two infant boys. Completing my undergraduate degree was essential to continuing my academics in law school. The programs were intense, but the schedule was flexible, and the organization of the curriculum was prioritized, this was easier to keep track off. The routine was easy to implement and you had resources available like extremely qualified teachers and a complete online library.
The campus is beautiful and Fort Collins is a fun town. With all the free recreation with the mountains and lakes and cute downtown, you can find something to do without spending a fortune. The professors I encountered at CSU were extremely knowledgeable. CSU is a research-focused school and it showed with how current professors were with the latest knowledge in their respective fields. Most professors truly cared about student learning and making sure we understood the material. You can't skate through, they really want you to come out of a class with new knowledge. CSU has both the education you need and the fun to make college memorable.
Colorado State University is an excellent institution for Colorado Residents. Without the generous understanding of the financial aid office, I would have been unable to attend university and graduate with my bachelor's degree. Their priority is clearly helping students to achieve their goals, and are willing to do whatever they can to help you. My degree in English Literature was affordable and positioned me well to pursue my career of choice: teaching English as a Foreign language in other countries. Many foreign employers were impressed that I had a degree in English from a well-recognized university. I encountered so many helpful and brilliant professors during my time at CSU. Years later, I am still in touch with many of them. Despite the fact that CSU is a large university, many professors expend a lot of effort to make themselves available to you during office hours. They are willing and excited to get to know their students more personally. Overall, there is a wonderful campus culture of respect and inclusion. It's has all the benefits of being a large state university (lots of opportunities, exciting things on campus, an AMAZING college town ) and invests in off-setting the downsides (large classes, impersonal feel, etc) by really investing in ways for individual students to plug in and connect personally with the school and professors. I couldn't recommend Colorado State University Fort Collins more highly to anyone who is looking for an affordable degree in a friendly, supportive, and exciting environment.
I fell in love with Colorado State University's campus and the town of Fort Collins. It is a very relaxed and fun atmosphere with a lot of opportunities to enjoy art, music, and theatre. I changed my major in Freshman year and the process was very easy. I was encouraged by my professors and advisors throughout my entire four years and felt supported. I also found a great job with the student newspaper that helped me explore other parts of the university. Overall, I enjoyed my college experience at CSU.
I was in the CSU-Online Plus program. This is a great program for individuals who can't make it on-campus courses but still want a degree where you gain an in-depth knowledge of your chosen degree. I felt that I received a broad choice of topics in psychology to take courses in and some of the courses were fantastic. I loved my Forensic and Abnormal Psychology courses. I learned a lot in the Cognitive Psychology, Sensation and Perception, even in Statistics. In most course I felt that I had great support from my professors and their graduate students, who were willing to answer questions, although sometimes there could be a delay in getting an answer. The only criticisms I have with the program are one: if you are a Colorado resident they won't allow you to use your COF stipend and two: you have to fight to gain the attention of advisers, some professors and other campus faculty. There can be a huge disconnect in communication between online students and the program. Make sure to be vocal if you are part of this program.