CSU Pueblo Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Riverwalk in Pueblo, Colorado
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Colorado State University Pueblo Admissions Overview:

Colorado State University in Pueblo is a largely accessible school--over 90% of applicants were admitted in 2015. To apply, students should visit the school's website, where they can fill out an application online. In addition, students should submit scores from either the SAT or ACT--both tests are accepted.

Admissions Data (2016):

CSU Pueblo Description:

Colorado State University-Pueblo occupies a 275-acre campus on the north side of the city. Colorado Springs is less than an hour to the north, and students will find lots of opportunities for hiking, skiing, boating, climbing, fishing and camping in the region. Outdoor lovers will also enjoy the 300 sunny days of a typical year in Pueblo. CSU-Pueblo has a diverse student body that draws from all 50 states and 23 countries. Students can choose from 31 bachelor's degree programs with business, nursing, and sociology being the most popular. Academics at CSU Pueblo are supported by an 17 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 25. In athletics, the Colorado State University-Pueblo Thunderwolves compete in the NCAA Division II Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. The university fields seven men's and eight women's intercollegiate sports. Popular sports include basketball, football, soccer, softball, track and field, and swimming.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 7,802 (5,024 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 47% Male / 53% Female
  • 68% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $9,519 (in-state); $24,101 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,140 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,910
  • Other Expenses: $4,340
  • Total Cost: $24,909 (in-state); $39,491 (out-of-state)

CSU Pueblo Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 97%
    • Loans: 94%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $5,710
    • Loans: $4,692

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business, Exercise Science, Liberal Studies, Mass Communications, Nursing, Social Work, Sociology

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 66%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 19%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 19%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 32%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Tennis, Wrestling, Baseball, Football, Basketball, Track and Field, Lacrosse, Soccer, Golf, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Track and Field, Lacrosse, Softball, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Volleyball, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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