Colorado State University-Fort Collins Graduate Program Reviews

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89%
of students recommend
(4.06 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 159 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: HLC, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 2 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize
  • Student Population: 31,856 (25,177 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 53% part-time, 47% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $12,035 in-state; $26,430 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

Our program offers Ph.D. students funding and a tuition waver, which is wonderful. The students are very collaborative and supportive, as it is a non-competitive program. The coursework is interesting, relevant and challenging. I do wish our program offered more technological perks (e.g., SPSS, EndNote), as well as more paid applied opportunities, particularly over the summer. The surrounding area, Fort Collins, provides enough culture to satisfy all my city needs (e.g., music, dining, fitness), and the surrounding Rockies are beautiful. There is a lack of diversity in this part of the country, however.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2014

The CSU graduate program operates in a way that gives grad students much freedom in choosing their research and class subjects. Due to this freedom, it is easy to find something you are interested in. In addition, they have one of the leading research groups in alternative fuel vehicles which looks towards the future and working on ways to find solutions to lessening the petroleum demand in the US. The only problem at CSU is that many of the projects work on little funding making it more difficult to complete them. However, as a student, this problem allows us to become more resourceful as engineers.
3.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2007

Great faculty and good course workload. Poor cultural diversity
1.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2011

There are very few career options for my graduate degree. This is not told to you up front. I feel that CSU just sees it as a money making venture.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2014

CSU isn't culturally diverse. Growing up in a big city and different culture makes it pretty hard adjusting to living in Fort Collins. The culture shock has negatively impacted on my mind. However the quality of research based teaching is very inspiring and leaves me looking forward to replicating the same thing as a future professor.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2013

While it can be quite a bit of work to get through this program, you know you are getting out of it what you put into it. Put in the effort, and you will be rewarded with fantastic references from very respected professors and researchers.
2.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2013

Fort Collins is great, but the Health Communication concentration could have some more class options.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

Not many hands-on activities until your junior and senior years. The class sizes are large, so you don't really get to know the clinical professors until your third and fourth years.
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Fine Arts
Graduation Year: 2014

The teachers are really helpful, but ultimately Fine Arts degrees are what you make of them, regardless of the expertise of the staff.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

The school is more a commuter college located in downtown Denver.
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