Colorado State University-Fort Collins Top Questions

Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?


I guess.... we're a huge school so whatever stereotypes you hear, we have those types of kids. But we have every type of kid, so name a stereotype and we got it. Every big school is like that.


Absolutely not true. People here at CSU are open-minded and friendly. We all came here for different reasons but we all are fellow Rams and respect each other.


We do have a great Vet school and a very strong agriculture school. We also have a great business school (it has been nationally ranked) and political science program (with an awesome internship opportunity at the State House) as well as a diverse engineering college.


These are not accurate because I have found that most athletes are accually very inteligent people.


In some situations, yes. But it's always hard to group one broad cluster of people into all having the same mindset. I myself am not a part of the Greek system, and do see the stereotypical drunken jock frat guys on campus. But, I also know other people who don't fit into that mold that are in a frat or sorority.


Not at all! Although CSU's reputation for having an excellent agriculture program IS accurate, there is a wide range of students who attend CSU, with "aggies" being only one group.


Not really, there's a large agriculture program as well as engineering/computer science, but not overwhelming.




No, these sterotypes are not accurate.


Students pretty much do hate CU (in athletics especially- there's a big rivalry!). Some people do party, but to a much smaller extent than I had heard. I have some friends that don't drink at all, and some of my friends will go to parties about once a week or so. At least in my dorm, drinking is not a large focus for students. In my opinion, CSU does NOT have weaker academics than CU- both of these colleges have their strengths and weaknesses. CSU does have the #2 vet school in the nation, so their science facilities are great!! There are plenty of opportunities for undergrad research, and I have found all of my professors to be very knowledgeable in their fields.


No. It is definitely easier to get into CSU, but there are very few, if any, people using hard drugs.




But we're not just for farmers or farming majors or forest rangers. We used to be the Aggies. But that's mostly part of our history. We still have very strong agriculture and forestry programs but our science and liberal arts programs are just as strong. I'm from Colorado, so I stayed here and went to the state school. I was a very good student in high school so my friends razzed me about it because they thought I could do "better". Looking back, I'm proud of the decision I made to stay in state and I don't think I could have found a better fit. It's cheaper for me because I pay in state tuition and I've been given opportunities here I would never have had if I'd gone somewhere else. Do not overlook the state schools because you think they're not as prestigious. They are excellent and you'll get the most bang for your buck.


No. Yes, CSU started as an agricultural school, it is now a fairly comprehensive university with many fields of study, including arts, business, theater, etc. There are still programs of studies with an agricultural bent, but this is not all their is. Also, I grew up in Seattle and am as far from "Cowboy" as you can get and I have found many similar people here. As dar as quality of school, I don't think CU is better, just different. For instance, I believe our natural sciences are much stronger and we have the #2 Veterinary School in the nation.


True, CSU students do drink a bit, but probably about 80{4a082faed443b016e84c6ea63012b481c58f64867aa2dc62fff66e22ad7dff6c} of the students drink, and of that approximate 80{4a082faed443b016e84c6ea63012b481c58f64867aa2dc62fff66e22ad7dff6c}, 95{4a082faed443b016e84c6ea63012b481c58f64867aa2dc62fff66e22ad7dff6c} of them drink responsibily, by having DDs, having drinking buddies who watch how much each other has had to drink, and only drink socially. Honestly, if you were to ask, and recieve an honest answer from any CSU girl, if they do have sex, it's with one person, and total in one year, most girls sleep with that one guy. Plus 99.99{4a082faed443b016e84c6ea63012b481c58f64867aa2dc62fff66e22ad7dff6c} of the guys on campus take no as an answer and leave it at that. Classes at CSU vary. For my major, I take classes that are more or less "breaks" they are classes, like accounting, composition, and the majority of the core requirements because these classes require less study time, less homework, and less concentration, so they are a break from my usual engineering classes with circuitry, physics, statics, solids, materials etc. The nice thing is that I get A's in the majority of these classes because when I'm studying and need a break, I'll revert to these classes and study them. However, not everyone is an engineering student, and for some these classes are hard. It really depends on your major. An engineering student will have 30+ hours of homework and studying in a week, but a music major will have that much time spent in practicing their instrument and a psychology major will spend the same amount studying people around them.


These stereotypes are completely inaccurate. We are a school that thrives in many diverse areas. Our computer science program ranks as one of the best in the nation. Our business school is very prestigious, and our college of engineering is amazing.


Yes .


Not really


As stated above, yes. However, they are somewhat blown out of proportion.






I would have to say so esp. diversity




no, we are not all rich. Some of us are barely capable of enrolling each semester.


Some what yes, but more not.


To some extent




more or less, yeah.


No not at all, it totally depends the group you hang out with and your personal integrity.


No, they are not they are just as good.


not at all


no there are some multicultural recognition


no, there are some cowboy/girls but not to the extent that i have heard people talk about.




I think that it is true that we are open-minded and respectful, and alot of students do smoke pot and drink beer, but my friends and I dont smoke. Also, I personally am alergic to beer so I cant drink it.


During the game time yes. Other then that most have friends at CU


I would say that our Veterenary school's reputation and record speak for itself, as for athletics, yes they are poor and we do have quite a few "aggies" at our school but that was a former nickname so it fits










I don't think so. Some people don't like to drink and others don't drink much. However, a few do drink a lot.




CSU is easier to get into


yes they are




I dont believe that CSU is worse then CU. They both have their positives and negatives. I dont think that my friends from Boulder are correct in making the assumption that CSU is such a horrible school and that there are less oppurtunities here. The subject matter is the same and the way it is taught it the same. THere are just schools that are better for different majors you just need to figure out what you want to do and which school best fits your needs. As for being an agricultural school.. yes it is! For business school you are required to take micro econ and you can take an econ class called agricultural resource economics which can fulfill that requirement. In no is it completly an agricultural school but it does have some things that contribute to that, such as the cowboys walking around campus in their boots and cowboys hats. Atleast they aren't hippies though! And as for being a big party shcool..which college isnt. Thats part of the whole experience!!


I think they are. As you look around campus we arent seeing much diversity.


Although CSU does have these types of students these stereotypes do not include every type of student here.


for the most part