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The Colorado State University System has three campuses, each with very distinct roles and missions. Use our specialized filters to review the key campus and academic differences between of each institution.

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2.0 4.0
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Colorado State University
  • Total enrollment of 30,647 students
  • High SAT/ACT scores required
  • Minimum GPA requirement is 3.25
  • Transfer admission guarantee with specific requirements

Colorado State University in Fort Collins, the System’s flagship institution, is a doctoral-granting research university with a student body of more than 33,000. The University was established as the state’s only land-grant institution in 1870, and currently boasts top-ranked business, veterinary medicine, and journalism schools, as well as groundbreaking research in atmospheric sciences, infectious diseases, and clean-energy technologies. In addition, CSU Extension provides services to all 64 counties in the state, offering community-oriented education, research, and 4-H programs to all Coloradans.

CSU-Pueblo
  • Total enrollment of 4,837 students
  • High SAT/ACT scores desirable, but not required
  • Minimum GPA requirement of 2.0
  • Community or junior college credits can transfer

Colorado State University-Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive, federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution, serving approximately 4,000 students – 47 percent of whom identify as a minority, including more than 25 percent Hispanic, and 31 percent first-generation. Diverse, intimate, and supportive, the Pueblo campus serves the Southern Colorado area offering both undergraduate and graduate degrees in business, education, engineering, nursing, and the humanities. CSU-Pueblo delivers unique programs in mechatronics, railroad engineering, and automotive industry management.

CSU Global
  • Total online enrollment of 8,677 students
  • High SAT/ACT scores desirable, but not required
  • Minimum GPA requirement of 2.3
  • 13 transfer credits required, can be from 2-year or 4-year institution.

Colorado State University Global is the nation’s first, independent, 100-percent online public university. Created to serve modern learners in Colorado and beyond, CSU Global is committed to academic excellence, innovative and outcome-driven learning solutions, and career-relevant degree programs. 

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Colorado State University

Colorado State University in Fort Collins, the System’s flagship institution, is a doctoral-granting research university with a student body of more than 33,000. The University was established as the state’s only land-grant institution in 1870, and currently boasts top-ranked business, veterinary medicine, and journalism schools, as well as groundbreaking research in atmospheric sciences, infectious diseases, and clean-energy technologies. In addition, CSU Extension provides services to all 64 counties in the state, offering community-oriented education, research, and 4-H programs to all Coloradans.

CSU-Pueblo

Colorado State University-Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive, federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution, serving approximately 4,000 students – 47 percent of whom identify as a minority, including more than 25 percent Hispanic, and 31 percent first-generation. Diverse, intimate, and supportive, the Pueblo campus serves the Southern Colorado area offering both undergraduate and graduate degrees in business, education, engineering, nursing, and the humanities. CSU-Pueblo delivers unique programs in mechatronics, railroad engineering, and automotive industry management.

CSU Global

Colorado State University Global is the nation’s first, independent, 100-percent online public university. Created to serve modern learners in Colorado and beyond, CSU Global is committed to academic excellence, innovative and outcome-driven learning solutions, and career-relevant degree programs.