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Colorado State University's campus is located in the center of a picture perfect college town, Fort Collins, a northern Colorado enclave sitting at the Foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

Students enjoy an active lifestyle fueled by great restaurants, a diverse local arts and music scene, miles of bike trails, year-round community festivals and celebrations, farmer's markets, and much more. Fort Collins' mild climate, natural setting, and community spirit make it an ideal place to live and learn.
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Fort Collins

Established in 1862 as an Army fort (Camp Collins) to protect westward travelers, Fort Collins has grown to a lively city with a population of 134,000. Located 60 miles north of Denver, the city enjoys an international reputation for its friendly lifestyle, diverse economic opportunities, and educational environment.

For outdoor enthusiasts, the city sports one of the most comprehensive bike trail systems anywhere in the nation, More than 50 city and county parks provide tennis and basketball from dawn until the lit courts close at night, skateboard parks, indoor and outdoor pools, fields for team sports, ice skating and more. Camping, hiking, snow sports, rafting, fishing, water skiing, and rock climbing are all within a short drive.

Check out more of what Fort Collins and the surrounding region have to offer:

Visit Fort Collins

City of Fort Collins

Shopping and Nightlife in Historic Old Town

The Best Place to Live in the U.S. According to Money Magazine

Rocky Mountain National Park

Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest; Pawnee National Grassland

Colorado State University

Colorado State University, one of the nation's Carnegie Class 1 research institutions, has a big-school reputation with a small-school feel. More than 25,000 students call CSU their academic home, and enjoy all the amenities the University has to offer from a brand new student recreation center, an historic performing arts center, innovative student housing, internationally renowned guest speakers, and something happening on campus everyday that will engage you and enrich your life.

Check out more of what Colorado State has to offer:

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Today@Colorado State

Student Activities and Organizations

On-Campus Housing & Dining Services

Off-Campus Housing & Life

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