Colorado State University-Fort Collins Reviews

  • 123 Reviews
  • Fort Collins (CO)
  • Annual Tuition: $29,608
95% of 123 students said this degree improved their career prospects
89% of 123 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 5/31/2016
  • Degree: Business
"I loved my time at Colorado State! I would repeat my college years at CSU without hesitation. The people are wonderful, the campus is beautiful, and the culture instilled in the students is something to be proud of!"
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2016
  • Degree: Nutrition
"My college experience at CSU was fantastic. You really have to go into the whole experience willing to do anything. I found that once I accepted this, I started having a much better time, was being more social, and enjoyed more of the usual college experiences. Ft Collins is a great city with lots to do for all kinds of people. My degree has set me up to do some really cool things in grad school and beyond. I couldn't have gotten to where I am today without the people and experiences I had at CSU."
Melissa Hedemark
  • Reviewed: 5/9/2016
  • Degree: Education
"The Master's program that CSU offers for education is great. You are truly more prepared then people with out this education. We walk into our first classroom with experience that already places us beyond the first year teacher. The professors are caring and will guide you every step of the way."
Lucile Lunde
  • Reviewed: 1/12/2016
  • Degree: Cultural Studies
"Pros: The Department offers the option to do an interdisciplinary Master's with focus on one language and a second field. It also offers the option to do a Master's that combines one foreign language and TESL/TEFL. Cons: the course offering is small compared to other universities."
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2015
  • Degree: English
"So really, the material you learn in class will not help you in real life because a few months after you graduate, you'll pretty much forget 80% of what you learn. However, college is a great opportunity to get an internship, which is worthwhile because most employers aren't looking at your grades but rather your experience in the field that you're applying for. If you have a degree and have experience, you'll most likely get hired."
Jillian Thompson
  • Reviewed: 11/2/2015
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy
"CSU likes to call it's students "scholars" but the majority of the program is busy work and reading old journal articles. It is not a hands-on program. If you are interested in a clinical career then look elsewhere for a program attached to a hospital or with a local clinic. They have more students than fieldwork placements so you may not get to go where want. The fieldwork placement is competitive and by lottery. Even though it is a state school the price is very high for the poor quality. It's popular because it is the only Occupational therapy school in Colorado and people want to live in Colorado. Go elsewhere for your education and then just move West, skip CSU."
  • Reviewed: 10/26/2015
  • Degree: Business
"The city of Fort Collins, the beautiful campus and being at the foothills near the Horsetooth reservoir are the main reasons I loved my school. There is a very diverse student body and if you enjoy good beer, there are fantastic breweries all over the city that offer fun brewery tours and other events. Old Town is a great place to have good food, find good music and hang out at fun bars."
  • Reviewed: 9/23/2015
  • Degree: History
"College was the best years of my life. Sure it was stressful a lot of times, trying to juggle personal life and all the homework, reading, essays, and tests but it was the best time of my life. I learned so much about myself and I learned so much more than what I thought I could learn."
  • Reviewed: 9/14/2015
  • Degree: Nutrition
"Professors and program are good. The institution itself seems to be growing a lot-- and is clearly experiencing 'growing pains' e.g. constant construction, poor facilities in some instances. The town is amazing."
Marcia Winer
  • Reviewed: 5/26/2015
  • Degree: Nutrition
"Great program if you are interested in community nutrition or "bench" science. Not so great if you want to focus on clinical nutrition, but you will still learn at least the basics of clinical to meed DPD requirements. Most of the faculty is willing to help you and/or give you needed advice or support if you ask for it. Depending on who your adviser is you may have some difficulty scheduling an appointment to see them, though. The graduate "computer lab" is essentially a closet with computers in it, but it is usually pretty quiet. Surrounding area is great. Rent is pretty cheap (under $500 if you have a roommate), great restaurants, and lots of outdoorsy things to do in any season! Having a car is recommended, since the bus routes in Fort Collins are pretty lacking if you want to get from your place to anywhere that is not CSU campus."
Eric Knutson
  • Reviewed: 4/29/2015
  • Degree: Biology
"As a graduate student in the Ecology program, I feel that one of the many pros include the numerous faculty and lectures available of distinguished ecologist that visit our school. I would say that one of the cons is the limited scholarships and awards available."
Ted c
  • Reviewed: 2/26/2015
  • Degree: Finance
"Pleased with the education I received from CSU and feel like the professors were good. As typical with larger schools the first few years had some large classes but then had nice small classes for concentration classes. Great student body with lots of activities besides school."
  • Reviewed: 2/26/2015
  • Degree: Construction Management
"I think that in general College should consist of 1-2 years of internships and 2-3 years of study. I feel you can learn more during and internship than you can learn in classroom time. I learned more during my 3 month intern than I did in my four years of college. I did think the general study classes help with your overall knowledge of the world."
Shelly Staley
  • Reviewed: 1/21/2015
  • Degree: Psychology
"This is a great R1 program with a lot of new research and opportunities to get involved and start your own line of research. The workload can be intense and the expectations can be high."
Alicia Camuto
  • Reviewed: 12/29/2014
  • Degree: Social Work
"Pros - content of program, classes offered, faculty, campus, location Cons - schedule/flexibility for part time students"
Katherine Crelly
  • Reviewed: 12/20/2014
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy
"The OT program at CSU is competitive, highly rated, and an overall very desirable program. Living in the city of Fort Collins can be expensive or inexpensive--depends more on what you are looking for. Tuition costs are some of the lowest in the country for an OT program."
Katheryn Maloney
  • Reviewed: 12/1/2014
  • Degree: Nutrition
"Ft Collins is a wonderful community, as is CSU. I appreciate the availability of the faculty. I only wish that the program offered more financial support for graduate students."
Devin Barth
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2014
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy
"If you are looking for a program that fully supports your professional development, respects you as an equal, provides advanced learning opportunities, and encourages personal growth, then CSU's OT program is right for you! The professors are some of the best in the field and work closely with you to provide the greatest experience possible. Every day is a new learning experience and when the program is over, you will be beyond prepared to excel in your career as a client-centered occupational therapist!"
Erica Tohtz
  • Reviewed: 11/2/2014
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy
"I truly appreciate CSU OT's intelligent and caring department professors and staff. I feel I'm getting a balanced education, I feel I am growing as an aspiring practitioner and as a person, and I feel supported every step of the way."
Megan McFann
  • Reviewed: 11/2/2014
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy
"The professors in the program are active in research and share their enthusiasm for the profession through coursework and discussion. The faculty are very helpful and dedicated to student success."