Colorado State University-Fort Collins Reviews
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.
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.
CSU was an absolutely amazing experience. The professors were kind, caring and helpful. Since the program was about education, the entire experience was about how to do it well. From the course outlines to the syllabi, everything worked together to give me an incredible education. I made life-long friends and still stay in touch with professors. The campus is beautiful (had to go there for a week) and the cost was lower than most other schools. I'm looking to send my daughter there when she's ready for her master's and Ph.D. programs in a four years.
CSU is the perfect blend of academics and Family. The advisory board are your professors and they are all seasoned! This is a challenging and excellent University!