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Colorado State University - Campus Life

Environment | Campus Description | Housing | Regulations | Student Employment


  • The Southwestern region of the country constitute a vast majority of U.S. students.
  • The campus area is 666 acres.
  • Campus is located within one mile of a city or town.

Campus Description and Transportation Services
666-acre main campus and 1,703-acre research campus in Fort Collins
(population: 100,000), 65 miles from Denver. Served by air and bus; major
airport and train serve Denver. Public transportation serves campus;
students ride free.


Types of Housing

  • Coed Dorms are used by 60% of the on-campus students.
  • Sorority housing are used by 9% of the students.
  • Fraternity housing are used by 11% of the students.
  • On-campus Married-student housing.
  • 24% of all students live in school housing of some type.
  • 76% of all students live off campus or commute.
Students who are required to live on campus:
  • All unmarried first-time freshmen under age 21 must live on campus unless living nearby with relatives.
Campus housing is available for all unmarried students regardless of year. The school provides assistance in locating off-campus housing if on-campus housing is not available.

Campus Rules, Regulations & Policies

  • All students may have cars on campus.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age but certain restrictions apply.

Other Policies

  • Class attendance policies set by individual instructors

Student Employment

  • 11% of full-time undergraduates work on campus during the year.
  • Undergraduates may expect to earn, on average, $1480 per year working part-time on campus.
  • This school participates in College Work/Study Program.
  • Institutional employment is available.
  • Part-time off-campus employment opportunities are good.
  • Freshmen are not discouraged from working during first term.