Colorado State University-Fort Collins (CSU)

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Colorado State University-Fort Collins can be found in Fort Collins, CO, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. CSU enrolls about 34,000 students per year.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores in the range of 1070 (25th percentile) to 1290 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and between 23 (25th percentile) to 29 (75th percentile) on the ACT is typical among applicants that get into this school. We were able to estimate the Colorado State University-Fort Collins (CSU) average GPA (3.28 - 3.57) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. CSU sends acceptance letters to around 80 percent of those that apply each year. Of those that are accepted, around 23 percent of students enrolled. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the Colorado State University-Fort Collins (CSU) acceptance rate in 2021 is going to be around 76%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Colorado State University-Fort Collins (CSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Colorado State University-Fort Collins was reported as 81.4% in Fall 2020 with over 28,300 applications submitted to CSU. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • CSU ACT Scores: 23 - 29
  • CSU Average GPA: 3.28 - 3.57

How Hard Is It to Get into Colorado State University-Fort Collins?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Colorado State University-Fort Collins, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for CSU has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 78.0%
  • 2017-2018: 82.6%
  • 2018-2019: 83.9%
  • 2019-2020: 81.4%
  • Projected CSU Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 76.2%

How Does Colorado State University-Fort Collins (CSU) Compare?

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The acceptance rate for CSU is forty-four percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Northern Colorado90.8%
University of Colorado Boulder78.4%
University of Wyoming96.0%
Metropolitan State University of Denver61.3%
University of Colorado Denver67.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Colorado State University-Fort Collins (CSU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading540 - 650
Math530 - 640
Total Score1070 - 1290
ACT®Score Range
English22 - 29
Math22 - 27
Composite Score23 - 29
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