Colorado State University

The Colorado State University (CSU) campus in Fort Collins, Colorado, United States is home to the INTO CSU Study Center. The INTO courses offer international students pathway programs that lead to a wide range of bachelor's and master's degrees at CSU.

  • Average Tuition USD 17,785
  • International Students 100%
  • Best State for Jobs #2
  • Total Annual Cost USD 38,679
  • Intakes January May August
  • Application Deadline Rolling
  • Transfer Yes
  • Campus Setting Town

School Description

Colorado State University (CSU) is home to more than 2,000 international students from over 90 countries. The INTO courses at CSU offer international students alternative routes to university level bachelor's and master’s degree programs. The successful completion of International Year One leads to a wide range of bachelor's degree programs including Agricultural Business; Information Systems; Computer Science; Dance; and Civil Engineering. Additionally, the Graduate pathway leads to master's degree programs in Chemical Engineering, Computer Information Systems, and Mathematics, among others.

The INTO CSU Center, located in the Spruce Hall, is well-equipped with multimedia facilities, wireless internet, spacious study lounges and computer labs. INTO students have full access to learning and research resources, state-of-the-art classrooms, and recreational areas within the CSU campus. On campus, students can choose from six dining halls and 18 restaurants offering cuisine from around the world.

  • 01INTO CSU has a 94% satisfaction rate among students.
  • 02The Office of International Programs at INTO CSU provides services for students to adjust to living in the United States.
  • 03INTO has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16:1 which encourages a student-focused environment.

Pathway Programs

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA

    Academic English

    USD 4,265 Tuition Fee

    This Academic English program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and literature.

    The estimated fees mentioned here is for 1 semester. Students can choose between 1 - 3 semesters depending on their proficiency in English. The successful completion of the programs leads to a CSU pathway or degree program.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA

    Agricultural Sciences

    USD 18,510 Tuition Fee

    This International Year One program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Agriculture. The program offers courses that focus on forestry, horticulture, plant breeding, soil science, and plant nutrition.

    The estimated fees mentioned here is for 1 semester. Students can choose between 1 - 3 semesters depending on their proficiency in English. In order to apply, students need a minimum GPA of 2.3 and a minimum IELTS score of 5.0 or TOEFL score of 50 or equivalent. The successful completion of the program leads to the following bachelor's degrees at Colorado State University: Agricultural Business, Agricultural Education, Animal Science, Environmental Horticulture, Equine Science, Horticulture, or Soil and Crop Sciences.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA

    Applied Statistics

    USD 17,060 Tuition Fee

    This Graduate Pathway program offers courses that focus on study skills, English language, and subject-specific academic modules. The successful completion of the program leads to the Master of Applied Statistics (MAS) degree program at Colorado State University. 

    In order to apply, students need a bachelor's degree and a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 80 or equivalent. The estimated fees and admission requirements mentioned here are for the 1-semester program. Students can choose between 1 - 2 semesters depending on their proficiency in English.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA

    Business Administration/Economics

    USD 18,510 Tuition Fee

    This International Year One program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human resource management and behavior; accounting, purchasing and, logistics; organization and production; marketing; and business decision-making.

    The estimated fees mentioned here is for 1 semester. Students can choose between 1 - 3 semesters depending on their proficiency in English. In order to apply, students need a minimum IELTS score of 5.0 or TOEFL score of 50 or equivalent. The successful completion of the program leads to the following bachelor's degrees at Colorado State University: Accounting Concentration, Information Systems Concentration, Finance Concentration, Human Resource Management Concentration, Marketing Concentration, Management Concentration, Real Estate Concentration, Supply Chain Management Concentration, Financial Planning Concentration, Applied Computing Technology (BS) or Economics (BA).

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA

    Chemical Engineering

    USD 17,570 Tuition Fee

    This Graduate Pathway program offers courses that focus on study skills, English language, and subject-specific academic modules. The successful completion of the program leads to Colorado State University's ME in Chemical and Biological Engineering.

    In order to apply, students need a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering or closely related engineering discipline. The estimated fees and admission requirements mentioned here are for the 1-semester program. Students can choose between 1 - 2 semesters depending on their proficiency in English.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA

    Civil Engineering - Structural Engineering

    USD 29,680 Tuition Fee

    This 2 - semester Graduate Pathway program offers courses that focus on study skills, English language, and subject-specific academic modules. The successful completion of the program leads to Colorado State University's Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering with a specialization in structural engineering programs.

    In order to apply, students need a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or closely related engineering discipline; and a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or a TOEFL score of 70 or equivalent.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA

    Civil Engineering - Water Resources

    USD 29,680 Tuition Fee

    This 2 - semester Graduate Pathway program offers courses that focus on study skills, English language, and subject-specific academic modules. The successful completion of the program leads to Colorado State University's Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering with a specialization in water resources programs.

    In order to apply, students need a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or closely related engineering discipline; and a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or a TOEFL score of 70 or equivalent.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA

    Computer Engineering

    USD 17,060 Tuition Fee

    This Graduate Pathway program offers courses that focus on study skills, English language, and subject-specific academic modules. The successful completion of the program leads to Colorado State University's Master of Engineering or Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering program.

    In order to apply, students need a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or closely related engineering discipline.; a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or TOEFL score of 70 or equivalent. The estimated fees and admission requirements mentioned here are for the 1-semester program. Students can choose between 1 - 2 semesters depending on their proficiency in English.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA

    Computer Engineering - Computer Architecture/Embedded System

    USD 17,060 Tuition Fee

    This Graduate Pathway program offers courses that focus on study skills, English language, and subject-specific academic modules. The successful completion of the program leads to Colorado State University's Master of Engineering or Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering program.

    In order to apply, students need a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or closely related engineering discipline.; a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or TOEFL score of 70 or equivalent. The estimated fees and admission requirements mentioned here are for the 1-semester program. Students can choose between 1 - 2 semesters depending on their proficiency in English.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA

    Computer Engineering - High Performance Computing

    USD 17,060 Tuition Fee

    This Graduate Pathway program offers courses that focus on study skills, English language, and subject-specific academic modules. The successful completion of the program leads to Colorado State University's Master of Engineering or Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering program.

    In order to apply, students need a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or closely related engineering discipline.; a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or TOEFL score of 70 or equivalent. The estimated fees and admission requirements mentioned here are for the 1-semester program. Students can choose between 1 - 2 semesters depending on their proficiency in English.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA

    Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering - Robotics: Robot Control

    USD 17,060 Tuition Fee

    This Graduate Pathway program offers courses that focus on study skills, English language, and subject-specific academic modules. The successful completion of the program leads to Colorado State University's Master of Engineering or Master in Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering program.

    In order to apply, students need a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or closely related engineering discipline.; a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or TOEFL score of 70 or equivalent. The estimated fees and admission requirements mentioned here are for the 1-semester program. Students can choose between 1 - 2 semesters depending on their proficiency in English.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA

    Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering - Robotics: Vision

    USD 17,060 Tuition Fee

    This Graduate Pathway program offers courses that focus on study skills, English language, and subject-specific academic modules. The successful completion of the program leads to Colorado State University's Master of Engineering or Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering program.

    In order to apply, students need a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or closely related engineering discipline.; a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or TOEFL score of 70 or equivalent. The estimated fees and admission requirements mentioned here are for the 1-semester program. Students can choose between 1 - 2 semesters depending on their proficiency in English.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA

    Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering Additional Areas of Study

    USD 17,570 Tuition Fee

    This Graduate Pathway program offers courses that focus on study skills, English language, and subject-specific academic modules. The successful completion of the program leads to Colorado State University's Master of Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering.

    In order to apply, students need a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or closely related engineering discipline.; a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or TOEFL score of 70 or equivalent. The estimated fees and admission requirements mentioned here are for the 1-semester program. Students can choose between 1 - 2 semesters depending on their proficiency in English.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA

    Computer Information Systems

    USD 17,060 Tuition Fee

    This Graduate Pathway program offers courses that focus on study skills, English language, and subject-specific academic modules. The successful completion of the program leads to Colorado State University's Master of Computer Information Systems (MCIS).

    In order to apply, students need a bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA of 2.75; a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or TOEFL score of 76 or equivalent. The estimated fees and admission requirements mentioned here are for the 1-semester program. Students can choose between 1 - 2 semesters depending on their proficiency in English.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA

    Computer Science

    USD 18,510 Tuition Fee

    This International Year One program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, the blockchain, and big data.

    The estimated fees mentioned here is for 1 semester. Students can choose between 1 - 3 semesters depending on their proficiency in English. In order to apply, students need a minimum GPA of 2.3 and a minimum IELTS score of 5.0 or TOEFL score of 50 or equivalent. The successful completion of the program leads to the bachelors in Computer Science degree program at Colorado State University.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA

    Computer Science (Graduate Pathway)

    USD 17,060 Tuition Fee

    This Graduate Pathway program offers courses that focus on study skills, English language, and subject-specific academic modules. The successful completion of the program leads to Colorado State University's Computer Science MS degree.

    In order to apply, students need a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, or relevant Science, Math or Engineering discipline and 2.75 GPA in math and technical courses.; and, a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or TOEFL score of 76 or equivalent. The estimated fees and admission requirements mentioned here are for the 1-semester program. Students can choose between 1 - 2 semesters depending on their proficiency in English.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA

    Dance

    USD 18,510 Tuition Fee

    This International Year One program is designed to equip students with the technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Dance. The program offers courses that focus on the study of dance as a cultural phenomenon; dance techniques and choreography; history of dance; and dance production.

    The estimated fees mentioned here is for 1 semester. Students can choose between 1 - 3 semesters depending on their proficiency in English. In order to apply, students need a minimum GPA of 2.3 and a minimum IELTS score of 5.0 or TOEFL score of 50 or equivalent. The successful completion of the program leads to a bachelors degree in Dance at Colorado State University.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA

    Electrical Engineering - Control Systems

    USD 17,060 Tuition Fee

    This Graduate Pathway program offers courses that focus on study skills, English language, and subject-specific academic modules. The successful completion of the program leads to Colorado State University's Master of Engineering or Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering program.

    In order to apply, students need a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or closely related engineering discipline.; and, a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or TOEFL score of 70 or equivalent. The estimated fees and admission requirements mentioned here are for the 1-semester program. Students can choose between 1 - 2 semesters depending on their proficiency in English.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA

    Electrical Engineering - Semiconductor Devices and Processing

    USD 17,060 Tuition Fee

    This Graduate Pathway program offers courses that focus on study skills, English language, and subject-specific academic modules. The successful completion of the program leads to Colorado State University's Master of Engineering or Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering program.

    In order to apply, students need a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or closely related engineering discipline.; and, a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or TOEFL score of 70 or equivalent. The estimated fees and admission requirements mentioned here are for the 1-semester program. Students can choose between 1 - 2 semesters depending on their proficiency in English.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA

    Engineering

    USD 18,510 Tuition Fee

    This International Year One program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical, scientific and technological principles in reference to the design of engines, machines, structures, and electrical systems.

    The estimated fees mentioned here is for 1 semester. Students can choose between 1 - 3 semesters depending on their proficiency in English. In order to apply, students need a minimum IELTS score of 5.0 or TOEFL score of 50 or equivalent. The successful completion of the program leads to the following bachelor's degree programs at Colorado State University: Biomedical Engineering and Chemical & Biological Engineering, BS (five-year, dual degree program); Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering, BS (five-year, dual degree program); Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, BS (five-year, dual degree program); Chemical & Biological Engineering, BS; Civil Engineering, BS; Computer Engineering, BS; Electrical Engineering, BS; Engineering Science, BS; Environmental Engineering, BS; or Mechanical Engineering, BS. 

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA

    Extension Education

    USD 30,580 Tuition Fee

    This 2- semesters Graduate Pathway program offers courses that focus on study skills, English language, and subject-specific academic modules. The successful completion of the program leads to Colorado State University's Master of Extension Education (M.EXT.ED) degree program.

    In order to apply, students need a minimum GPA of 2.75.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA

    Finance

    USD 17,060 Tuition Fee

    This Graduate Pathway program offers courses that focus on study skills, English language, and subject-specific academic modules. The successful completion of the program leads to Colorado State University's Master of Finance.

    In order to apply, students need a bachelor's degree with 2.75 GPA; and, a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or TOEFL score of 86 or equivalent. The estimated fees and admission requirements mentioned here are for the 1-semester program. Students can choose between 1 - 2 semesters depending on their proficiency in English.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA

    General Studies

    USD 18,420 Tuition Fee

    This International Year One program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Social Sciences. The program offers courses that focus on the study of economics; political science; human geography; demography; management; psychology; sociology; anthropology; archaeology; jurisprudence; history; and linguistics.

    The estimated fees mentioned here is for 1 semester. Students can choose between 1 - 3 semesters depending on their proficiency in English. In order to apply, students need a minimum GPA of 2.3 and a minimum IELTS score of 5.0 or TOEFL score of 50 or equivalent. The successful completion of the program leads to the second year of a wide range of bachelor's degree programs at CSU. 

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA

    Global Social Sustainable Enterprise MBA

    USD 17,060 Tuition Fee

    This Graduate Pathway program offers courses that focus on study skills, English language, and subject-specific academic modules. The successful completion of the program leads to Colorado State University's Master of Finance.

    In order to apply, students need a bachelor's degree with 2.75 GPA; and, a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or TOEFL score of 86 or equivalent. The estimated fees and admission requirements mentioned here are for the 1-semester program. Students can choose between 1 - 2 semesters depending on their proficiency in English.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA

    Greenhouse Gas Management and Accounting

    USD 17,060 Tuition Fee

    This Graduate Pathway program offers courses that focus on study skills, English language, and subject-specific academic modules. The successful completion of the program leads to Colorado State University's Master of Greenhouse Gas Management and Accounting.

    In order to apply, students need a 4 - year bachelor's degree with 2.75 GPA; and, a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or TOEFL score of 79 or equivalent. The estimated fees and admission requirements mentioned here are for the 1-semester program. Students can choose between 1 - 2 semesters depending on their proficiency in English.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA

    Languages, Literature and Cultures - French, German or Spanish

    USD 18,510 Tuition Fee

    This International Year One program offers courses that focus on the study of language development, and the relationship between languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective.

    The estimated fees mentioned here is for 1 semester. Students can choose between 1 - 3 semesters depending on their proficiency in English. In order to apply, students need a minimum GPA of 2.3 and a minimum IELTS score of 5.0 or TOEFL score of 50 or equivalent. The successful completion of the program leads to the following bachelor's degree programs at Colorado State University within the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures: Spanish, BA or French, BA.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA

    Languages, Literature, and Cultures - Spanish

    USD 17,060 Tuition Fee

    This Graduate Pathway program offers courses that focus on study skills, English language, and subject-specific academic modules. The successful completion of the program leads to Colorado State University's Master of Spanish. 

    In order to apply, students need a 4 - year bachelor's degree with 2.75 GPA; and, a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or TOEFL score of 70 or equivalent. The estimated fees and admission requirements mentioned here are for the 1-semester program. Students can choose between 1 - 2 semesters depending on their proficiency in English.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA

    Mathematics

    USD 18,510 Tuition Fee

    This International Year One program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and, other mathematical specializations.

    The estimated fees mentioned here is for 1 semester. Students can choose between 1 - 3 semesters depending on their proficiency in English. In order to apply, students need a minimum IELTS score of 5.0 or TOEFL score of 50 or equivalent. The successful completion of the program leads to the following bachelor's degree programs in math: General Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Actuarial Science, Applied Mathematics, Computational Mathematics or Mathematics of Information.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA

    Mathematics (Graduate Pathway)

    USD 17,060 Tuition Fee

    This Graduate Pathway program offers courses that focus on study skills, English language, and subject-specific academic modules. The successful completion of the program leads to Colorado State University's Master of Science in Mathematics degree program.

    In order to apply, students need a 4 - year bachelor's degree in mathematics; and a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or TOEFL score of 79 or equivalent. The estimated fees and admission requirements mentioned here are for the 1-semester program. Students can choose between 1 - 2 semesters depending on their proficiency in English.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA

    Mechanical Engineering

    USD 30,580 Tuition Fee

    This 2 - semester Graduate Pathway program offers courses that focus on study skills, English language, and subject-specific academic modules. The successful completion of the program leads to Colorado State University's Mechanical Engineering ME degree.

    In order to apply, students need a 4 - year bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or closely related engineering discipline.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA

    Sciences

    USD 18,510 Tuition Fee

    This International Year One program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general sciences including physics, chemistry, nutrition, biology, and environmental science.

    The estimated fees mentioned here is for 1 semester. Students can choose between 1 - 3 semesters depending on their proficiency in English. In order to apply, students need a minimum GPA of 2.3 and a minimum IELTS score of 5.0 or TOEFL score of 50 or equivalent. The successful completion of the program leads to the following bachelor's degree programs at Colorado State University in the colleges of Natural Sciences, Human and Health Sciences, Molecular Cellular & Integrative Neurosciences, Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, and Natural Resources.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA

    Teaching English ad a Foreign/Second Language (TEFL/TESL)

    USD 17,570 Tuition Fee

    This 1 - semester Graduate Pathway program offers courses that focus on study skills, English language, and subject-specific academic modules. The successful completion of the program leads to Colorado State University's master's degree program. 

    In order to apply, students need a 4 - year bachelor's degree with 2.75 GPA.

  • Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA

    Tourism Management

    USD 17,060 Tuition Fee

    This Graduate Pathway program offers courses that focus on study skills, English language, and subject-specific academic modules. The successful completion of the program leads to Colorado State University's Master of Tourism Management degree program, offered by the Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Department.

    In order to apply, students need a 4 - year bachelor's degree with 2.75 GPA; and, a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or TOEFL score of 79 or equivalent. The estimated fees and admission requirements mentioned here are for the 1-semester program. Students can choose between 1 - 2 semesters depending on their proficiency in English.

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  • Times World University Rankings
    Times World University Rankings 351
  • US News (National)
    US News (National) 124
  • QS Rankings (Global)
    QS Rankings (Global) 450
  • ARWU - Shanghai Ranking
    ARWU - Shanghai Ranking 201
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 239

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.30
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 50
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 5.00

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    NTO Colorado State University offers 9 scholarships to international students applying for the undergraduate degree, graduate degree or pathway programs.

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    Established in 1870

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    Colorado State University was named among Forbes Magazine's “America’s Most Entrepreneurial Universities” in 2014; and is ranked No. 2 in the US for international student satisfaction.  

    #70 Best Undergraduate Engineering Program (U.S. World & News Report 2018).

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          • Testimony
            2014-2016, Master's degree

            Organizational Leadership - Great Content so far!

            I am really happy to have chosen CSU for my masters in Org. Leadership. So far, it has been a great experience, and although only at the beginning of my studies, I have learnt a lot and have been able to systemize my knowledge and experience. It is a lot of work, but definitely worth it.

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            2008-2012, Bachelor's degree

            Proud to be a CSU Ram!

            I went to CSU for the theatre program, and it is a decision I do not regret! The campus, the people, they're all just amazing. I really was able to connect with the professors within my field, and other professors and employees on campus were helpful with my career path and any questions I had. I would recommend this university to anyone and everyone!