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4 out of 5
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Degree: English Literature (British and Commonwealth)
Graduation Year: 2014

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.

4 out of 5
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Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2013

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.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

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.

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4 out of 5
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Degree: Human Development and Family Studies, General
Graduation Year: 2012

My experience at Colorado State University-Fort Collins was nothing short of spectacular. From the first moment I stepped on campus for my 'Preview' as a Freshman, I felt like I was part of a community full of motivated individuals. Colorado State University is not only great on campus, but it is also good for students who have major life changes that require online learning to be an option. I was given the opportunity to be an online student after attending school on-campus for 2 years because of a personal situation and I was impressed by how well faculty and staff facilitated my transition. I cannot say enough about how valuable my time at CSU was because I am still feeling the benefits of receiving my degree to this day. I know that CSU help propel me to success in my professional life, and did well to make the decision to pursue my graduate degree very easy.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
Graduation Year: 2012

The Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University is exceptional. I received my bachelors degree in Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology in 2012 and couldn't have been happier about the program, my education and the staff. My class sizes were small which made it easy to make friends and get support for homework and tests, My professors were all willing to make time to answer questions outside of class and provide guidance for my future. There were plenty of opportunities to join career development clubs for networking and additional experience. The College in general is extremely hands on and I felt very prepared and well rounded upon entering the workforce after graduation. Overall. I was happy with Colorado State University. Though it is a big school I felt that there was a lot of support as a student. Fort Collins is great and I am so excited to be returning as a graduate student this fall!

4 out of 5
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Degree: Finance
Graduation Year: 2014

Colorado State was an amazing experience that I would choose again if I had the choice to do it again. CSU has fantastic instructors many of which are from the real world rather than academic. Having learned from these professors provided me with the experience I needed to be successful.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Zoology/Animal Biology
Graduation Year: 2012

CSU was a fantastic school. I was looking for a smaller college after I went to UGA for 1.5 years and could not handle the large classes and the unhelpful professors. CSU was the perfect choice for me. CSU advised me on classes to take and when to take them, the classes were relatively small, and the professors and TA's were extremely helpful. I only wish that CSU had offered more opportunities on how to proceed after graduation. I felt a little thrown into the world not knowing what to do next.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Human Development and Family Studies, General
Graduation Year: 2017

Colorado State University provided me with all of the educational opportunities I needed in order to both pursue a career in the human services field, as well as apply to graduate school programs for school counseling and mental health awareness. During my time here, I took on a full time load of classes while raising my son, and my professors were always accommodating and encouraged me to do the best I could do, and to never take on more than I could handle. Some of my professors and mentors now feel like family to me, as they always pushed me but had my back through the hard moments. CSU is an extremely diverse campus, and the student body goes to great lengths to include anyone to the RAM family. I am proud to be a CSU Ram alumni, and hope to begin my Graduate school experience there this upcoming fall so I stay with my family.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

As an out of state student, CSU had all that I needed that I didn't know I needed. There is a great sense of community at CSU and the professors really go out of their way to make sure you are understanding the material. Professors will even meet with you outside of class time to help explain what they went over in class or to answer any questions you may have. CSU provides a lot of fun, safe events for undergraduate students to attend which makes it easy to meet other students and make lasting friendships. CSU has many clubs you are guaranteed to find one that fits your needs. CSU has such a fun atmosphere which includes athletic rivalries, school pride, and celebrating Colorado. I loved every minute at CSU and I know that you, future student and future Ram, will too!

5 out of 5
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2009

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.

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