Colorado State University-Fort Collins Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (33)
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!
The Colorado State University teacher education program offers students a comprehensive look at education both in teaching methodologies and hands-on experience. Students should prepare themselves to work with caring, knowledgeable, and passionate faculty who are vested in your career ambitions. Students will be enrolled in multiple classes held at local public schools. These classes are important as they network you with experienced teachers and potential hiring administrators, but also expose you to real world teaching and real students. The Colorado State Teacher Preparation Program is a very high preforrming and engaging program.. The only downside is the program contains a few classes that greatly overlap curriculum, which sometimes feels like your wasting your time. Overall, students should expect to be a part of a rigorous, applicable, and beneficial program that can lead you to a career in education. As a final note, this program helped develop myself as an educator where I found employment shortly after graduating with a large local school district.
CSU is a wonderful place to grow into your own. I loved every minute of my time spent at CSU. The Rams or Rammies as they are known around campus have some of the top sporting teams in the state and the stadiums, arenas, and sporting fields are all top notch. CSU offers an excellent on campus experience with plenty of clubs, housing, and of course academics. There is a very broad range of majors that will surely suit even the pickiest of applicants. I was a Natural Resource Major, so I am a nature nut and I loved CSU's campus for that. There are hundreds upon hundreds of trees on the campus, perfect for in between classes to sit back eat some lunch and cram for your next exam. CSU has a large campus, but its not to the extent where its mandatory to take a bus or even bike around it. My main method of transportation on campus was my feet. So check it out, go confidently in the direction of your dreams. CSU has everything that you need and will always be there to support you and push you to your graduation day....Oh ya and what campus has an actually brewery and bar ON CAMPUS? I know CU doesnt! Go Rams and always love your RAMILY! The Ft. Collins community is also a very large draw to CSU. Its a fun, outdoorsy, safe, and entertaining community. You can find anything to do there. From concerts, to white water rafting. From world class foods and dining experiences to horse back rides and mountain bikes trails. Ft. Collins has it all. And hey, who wouldnt want to live in a city that is known as the "Napa Valley" of beers!
Great faculty. Up to date campus. Awesome library. Can't beat Colorado or Ft. Collins.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.