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ENDOWMENT $286.3 million (2016)

CHANCELLOR Tony Frank

PRESIDENT Tony Frank

ACADEMIC STAFF 1,468

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF 4,379

STUDENTS 37,080 (Fall 2017)

UNDERGRADUATES 29,622 (Fall 2017)

POSTGRADUATES 7,458 (Fall 2017)

LOCATION Fort Collins
Fort Collins
, Colorado
Colorado
, U.S. 40°34′29.41″N 105°4′51.52″W / 40.5748361°N 105.0809778°W / 40.5748361; -105.0809778 Coordinates : 40°34′29.41″N 105°4′51.52″W / 40.5748361°N 105.0809778°W / 40.5748361; -105.0809778

CAMPUS Urban

COLORS Green, Gold, White

NICKNAME Rams

SPORTING AFFILIATIONS NCAA Division I
NCAA Division I
– Mountain West

MASCOT CAM the Ram
CAM the Ram

WEBSITE www.colostate.edu

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY (also referred to as COLORADO STATE, State, and CSU) is a public research university located in Fort Collins
Fort Collins
, in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Colorado
Colorado
. The university is the state's land grant university, and the flagship university of the Colorado
Colorado
State University
University
System.

The current enrollment is approximately 37,198 students, including resident and non-resident instruction students and the University
University
is planning on having 42,000 students by 2020. The university has approximately 2,000 faculty in eight colleges and 55 academic departments. Bachelor's degrees are offered in 65 fields of study, with master's degrees in 55 fields. Colorado
Colorado
State confers doctoral degrees in 40 fields of study, in addition to a professional degree in veterinary medicine.

In fiscal year 2012, CSU spent $375.9 million on research and development, ranking 60th in the nation overall and 34th when excluding medical school spending.

CONTENTS

* 1 History

* 1.1 Early years

* 1.1.1 President Charles Ingersoll

* 1.1.1.1 Professor
Professor
Louis G. Carpenter

* 1.2 Turn of the 20th century * 1.3 President Charles Lory

* 1.4 From World War II
World War II
into the modern era

* 1.4.1 Colorado
Colorado
A"> Colorado
Colorado
Agricultural College
College
Campus, 1920 with the Oval, Physics
Physics
Building, and Guggenheim Hall showing.

Among the institutions which donated matching funds was the local Grange , which was heavily involved in the early establishment of the university. As part of this effort, in the spring of 1874 Grange No. 6 held a picnic and planting event at the corner of College
College
Avenue and West Laurel Street, and later plowed and seeded 20 acres (80,000 m²) of wheat on a nearby field. Within several months, the university's first building, a 16-foot (4.9 m)-by-24-foot red brick building nicknamed the "Claim Shanty" was finished, providing the first tangible presence of the institution in Fort Collins.

After Colorado
Colorado
achieved statehood in 1876, the territorial law establishing the college was required to be reauthorized. In 1877, the state legislature created the eight-member State Board of Agriculture to govern the school. Early in the 21st century, the governing board was renamed the Board of Governors of the Colorado
Colorado
State University System. The legislature also authorized a railroad right-of-way across the campus and a mill levy to raise money for construction of the campus' first main building, Old Main, which was completed in December 1878. Despite wall cracks and other structural problems suffered during its first year, the building was opened in time for the welcoming of the first five students on September 1, 1879 by university president Elijah Evan Edwards . Enrollment grew to 25 by 1880.

During Colorado
Colorado
Agricultural College's first term in fall 1879, the school functioned more as a college-prep school than a college because of the lack of trained students. Consequently, the first course offerings were arithmetic, English, U.S. history, natural philosophy, horticulture and farm economy. Students also labored on the college farm and attended daily chapel services. The spring term provided the first true college-level instruction. Despite his accomplishments, Edwards resigned in spring 1882 because of conflicts with the State Board of Agriculture, a young faculty member, and with students. The board's next appointee as president was Charles Ingersoll, a graduate and former faculty member at Michigan Agricultural College, who began his nine years of service at CAC with just two full-time faculty members and 67 students, 24 of whom were women. The Oval today, leading towards the Administration Building

President Charles Ingersoll

Agricultural research would grow rapidly under Ingersoll. The Hatch Act of 1887 provided federal funds to establish and maintain experiment stations at land-grant colleges. Ainsworth Blount, CAC's first professor of practical agriculture and manager of the College Farm, had become known as a "one man experiment station", and the Hatch Act expanded his original station to five Colorado
Colorado
locations. The curriculum expanded as well, introducing coursework in engineering, animal science, and liberal arts. New faculty members brought expertise in botany, horticulture, entomology, and irrigation engineering. CAC made its first attempts at animal science during 1883–84, when it hired veterinary surgeon George Faville. Faville conducted free weekly clinics for student instruction and treatment of local citizen's diseased or injured animals. Veterinary science at the college languished for many years following Faville's departure in 1886.

President Ingersoll believed the school neglected special programs for women. Despite the reluctance of the institution's governing board, CAC began opening the door to liberal arts in 1885, and by Ingersoll's last year at CAC the college had instituted a "Ladies Course" that offered junior and senior women classes in drawing, stenography and typewriting, foreign languages, landscape gardening and psychology. Ingersoll's belief in liberal yet practical education conflicted with the narrower focus of the State Board of Agriculture, and a final clash in April 1891 led to his resignation. In 1884, CAC would celebrate the commencement of its first three graduates.

Professor
Professor
Louis G. Carpenter

Main article: Louis George Carpenter

One of the early notable professors was Louis George Carpenter (March 28, 1861 – September 12, 1935) who was happy to be called "Professor Carp." He was a college Professor
Professor
and later the Dean of Engineering
Engineering
& Physics
Physics
at Colorado
Colorado
State University
University
formerly known as the Colorado Agricultural College. He was also an Engineer
Engineer
, Mathematician
Mathematician
and an Irrigation
Irrigation
and Consulting Engineer.

Carpenter began teaching mathematics at Michigan Agricultural College and did so from 1883 to 1888.

Carpenter was recruited by President Charles Ingersoll and accepted the chair of the Engineering
Engineering
"> Colorado
Colorado
Agricultural College advertisement

Alston Ellis encountered limited funding and decided rapidly in 1895 to reduce the number of Experiment Stations. Female students grew in number from 44 in 1892 to 112 in 1896, and by fall 1895, the college's new domestic-economy program was in place. Football had a one-year stint at CAC in 1893, but Ellis was not a supporter of extracurricular activities and was especially hostile towards football.

Barton Aylesworth became the school's fourth president in 1899, and the combination of his non-confrontational style with the presence of the vocal Colorado
Colorado
Cattle and Horse Growers Association on the governing board allowed ranching and farming interests to take the college's agricultural programs to new heights, greatly influencing the development of the entire school. Initially, the influence of ranching interests brought tremendous progress to CAC's agricultural programs. Enrollment quadrupled, studies in veterinary medicine were re-established, and CAC's Experiment Station benefited from lobbying that finally secured state appropriations. Eventually, conflicts with agricultural interests may have prompted Aylesworth to begin promoting a more balanced curriculum at CAC, which he then fought hard to defend. The conflict also led him to tire and negotiate his resignation.

Aylesworth was a big supporter of extracurricular activities. Football returned to the college in fall 1899, but baseball was the school's most popular sport. In 1903, the women's basketball team won CAC's first unofficial athletic championship, culminating with a victory over the University
University
of Colorado
Colorado
. New clubs, fraternities, and sororities also emerged. By 1905, the school had a fledgling music department, which two years later became the Conservatory of Music.

PRESIDENT CHARLES LORY

Taking office in 1909, CAC President Charles Lory oversaw the school's maturation and reconciled longstanding conflicts between supporters of a broad or specialized curriculum. He embarked on a demanding schedule of personal appearances to make Colorado Agricultural College
College
known as an institution that served the state's needs. Another of Lory's notable achievements was putting the school on solid fiscal ground, meeting rising construction costs and freeing the institution of debt.

The onset of World War I
World War I
influenced all aspects of CAC, but nowhere was the impact more apparent than in the institution's programs for farmers. World War I
World War I
created demands for American agricultural products, and CAC established new food production committees, information services and cultivation projects to help improve food production and conservation in Colorado. World War I
World War I
also drew men from campus to Europe's battlefields. In June 1916, the National Defense Act created the Reserve Officers Training Corps . A few months later CAC applied to establish an ROTC
ROTC
unit in Fort Collins
Fort Collins
and resurrected a defunct National Guard unit on campus.

During the early 1930s, CAC's community-wide activities were greatly influenced by the Great Depression
Great Depression
and the Dust Bowl
Dust Bowl
. The Extension Service organized relief programs for inhabitants of Eastern Colorado, of whom a survey found 20,000 to be urgently in need of food, and helped sustain cropland threatened by pests and drought. President Lory sought to help Colorado
Colorado
farmers by pushing for major tax reforms to relieve them of high tax burdens, and played a significant role in a 1930s project that supplied irrigation water for agricultural development in Eastern Colorado.

Lory and the State Board had challenges of their own back on campus. In response to claims that the university was falling behind national standards, the board retired or demoted several senior professors and administrators deemed past the peak of their proficiency, and hired new doctorate-holding personnel while consolidating sections of lecture courses. A student petition led to the governing-board to change the college's name to more accurately reflect the diversity of its academic programs, and in 1935 the school became the Colorado State College
College
of Agriculture
Agriculture
and Mechanic Arts, or Colorado
Colorado
A&M for short. After 31 years of leadership, President Lory announced his retirement in 1938.

FROM WORLD WAR II INTO THE MODERN ERA

Soon after Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor
, Colorado
Colorado
A&M began to look like a military post, with the college serving as many as 1,500 servicemen. New President Roy Green tried to prepare for the sudden departure of students and arrival of servicemen by improving ROTC
ROTC
facilities, and introducing military-training programs. Although servicemen filed onto campus, student enrollment at Colorado
Colorado
A&M, 1,637 in fall 1942, dropped to 701 by fall 1943, and female students outnumbered their male counterparts for the first time. When the war ceased in 1945, soldiers returning from Europe and the Pacific filled U.S. higher-education institutions. Nearly 1,040 students attended the college in fall 1946, and about 1,600 students enrolled by spring 1946. Close to 80 former "Aggies" died in World War II
World War II
including football talent Lewis "Dude" Dent.

Colorado
Colorado
A&M Becomes A University
University
Under Bill Morgan

Colorado
Colorado
A&M shed its image as a narrow technical college and became a university in appearance and title during the 1950s under president Bill Morgan. Providing adequate student housing for an increasing number of youth approaching college age and improving cramped instructional facilities were among the first tests of Morgan's leadership. He responded, and five new residence halls were completed between 1953–1957.

Academic offerings grew to include advanced degrees. The State Board of Agriculture
Agriculture
approved a doctoral degree in civil engineering in 1951, and three years later allowed other qualified departments to offer doctorates. Morgan believed students earning this advanced degree should hold it from a university, and so began a campaign to change the name of Colorado
Colorado
A"> The Lagoon, Rec Center, and Intramural Fields.

Colorado
Colorado
State University
University
is located in Fort Collins
Fort Collins
, Colorado, a mid-size city of approximately 142,000 residents at the base of the Front Range
Front Range
of the southern Rocky Mountains
Rocky Mountains
. The university's 583-acre (2.4 km2) main campus is located in central Fort Collins, and includes a 101-acre (0.41 km2) veterinary teaching hospital. CSU is also home to a 1,438-acre (5.8 km2) Foothills Campus, a 1,575-acre (6.4 km2) agricultural campus, and the 1,177-acre (4.8 km2) Pingree Park mountain campus. CSU utilizes 4,043 acres (16.4 km2) for research centers and Colorado
Colorado
State Forest Service stations outside of Larimer County.

MAIN CAMPUS

At the heart of the CSU campus lies the Oval, an expansive green area 2,065 feet (629 m) around, lined with 65 American Elm
American Elm
trees. Designed in 1909, the Oval remains a center of activity and a major landmark at CSU. The Administration Building, constructed in 1924, faces the Oval from the south end, while several academic and administrative buildings occupy its perimeter . The Music Building, once the university library , currently houses the Institute for Learning and Teaching, which provides academic and career counseling as well as other student-focused programs. The music department moved to the University
University
Center for the Arts upon its opening in 2008. The Oval, at the heart of the CSU campus

At the northwest corner of the Oval is Ammons Hall, formerly the women's recreational center and now home to the University
University
Welcome Center. Just to the east of Ammons stands Guggenheim Hall, which currently houses the Department of Manufacturing Technology and Construction Management. The building was constructed in 1910 as a gift from U.S. Senator Simon F. Guggenheim to promote the study of home economics, and was recently renovated according to green building standards. Rounding out the Oval are the Weber Building, the Statistics Building, the Occupational Therapy Building, and Laurel Hall.

Another campus focal point is the main plaza, around which can be found Lory Student Center and Morgan Library, as well as several academic buildings. The Lory Student Center, named for former CSU president Charles Lory, houses Student Media, numerous organization offices, Student Government, and spaces to eat, drink and study. The Morgan Library
Library
was originally constructed in 1965 and named for former CSU president William E. Morgan. Following the flood of '97, this facility went through an extensive improvement project that included an addition to the main building and a renovation of the existing structure, with works completed in 1998. Current holdings include more than 2 million books , bound journals, and government documents. Morgan Library
Library
just finished a 13,000 square-foot addition called the Study Cube that will seat 80 additional patrons and is designed for 24-hour access. With a university issued ID card, students and staff will be able to access the Cube after hours. To accommodate, the Loan and Reserve desk will check out laptops and other accessories over night if checked out less than six hours prior to closing. Spruce Hall, CSU's oldest existing building

Colorado
Colorado
State University's oldest existing building is Spruce Hall, constructed in 1881. Originally a dormitory that played a vital role in the early growth of the school's student enrollment, Spruce now houses the Division of Continuing Education and the Office of Admissions. The newest academic building on campus is the Behavioral Science building, which was completed in summer 2010. Other recent projects include the 2006 Transit Center addition to the north end of Lory Student Center (certified LEED Gold), an expansion of the Student Recreation Center, and the new Computer Science Building, completed in 2008. Colorado
Colorado
State has converted the historic Fort Collins High School building into its University
University
Center for the Arts

In 2008 CSU also opened its University
University
Center for the Arts, located in the old Fort Collins
Fort Collins
High School. CSU purchased this historic building in 1995 and has since converted it into a new home for its programs in music, dance, theatre and the visual arts. The three-phase building project included a 318-seat University
University
Theatre, a 100-seat Studio Theatre, and the 24,000 square-foot Runyon Music Hall, an adaptable rehearsal and performance space created out of the old high school gymnasium. The Center also houses the University
University
Art Museum, the Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising, a 285-seat organ recital hall, and the 200-seat University
University
Dance Theatre.

The campus is served by Transfort bus service, including the MAX Bus Rapid Transit route that opened in 2014. Looking west from Lory Student Center, one can see the athletic fields, the new Student Recreation Center, and the roof of Moby Arena

VETERINARY HOSPITAL

The James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital complex was constructed in 1979 and consists of four main buildings, the Main Hospital, the Horse and Food Animal Hospital, the Large Animal Isolation Facility, and the Raptor Facility. Located south of the main campus in Fort Collins, the Main Hospital is a full service hospital divided into small and large animal clinics that annually serve 19,000 small animals and 2,700 large animals from around the world.

FOOTHILLS CAMPUS

The 1,705-acre (6.9 km2) Foothills Campus, located on northwest edge of Fort Collins
Fort Collins
, is home to the department of atmospheric sciences , as well as several research and outreach centers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Engineering
Engineering
Research Center, B.W. Pickett Equine Center, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA), the Colorado
Colorado
Division of Wildlife, and the Animal Reproduction Biotechnology Lab can all be found at the Foothills Campus.

ORGANIZATION

ADMINISTRATION

Colorado
Colorado
State University
University
is a public land-grant institution and Carnegie Doctoral/Research University
University
Extensive. The Board of Governors presides over the Colorado
Colorado
State University
University
System, including the flagship campus in Fort Collins
Fort Collins
together with Colorado State University–Pueblo and the CSU–Global Campus . The Board consists of nine voting members appointed by the Governor of Colorado and confirmed by the Colorado
Colorado
State Senate, and four elected non-voting members. Voting members are community leaders from many fields, including agriculture, business, and public service. A student and faculty representative from each university act as non-voting Board members.

The current, and 14th president of Colorado
Colorado
State University
University
is Anthony A. Frank . A 13-member Board of Governors oversees the Colorado
Colorado
State University
University
System. Joe Zimlich, President and CEO of Bohemian Companies, serves as the current Chairman of the Board of Governors.

At its December 2008 public meeting, the Board of Governors of the CSU System decided it was in the best interest of all CSU System campuses to separate what had previously been a conjoined position of CSU System chancellor and CSU Fort Collins
Fort Collins
president. On May 5, 2009 Joe Blake was named the finalist for the chancellor position.

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

Colorado
Colorado
State offers 150 programs of study across 8 colleges and 55 departments. In addition to its notable programs in biomedical sciences, engineering, environmental science, agriculture, and human health and nutrition, CSU offers professional programs in disciplines including business, journalism, and construction management as well as in the liberal and performing arts, humanities, and social sciences. CSU also offers bachelor's degrees, graduate degrees, certificates, and badges online through Colorado
Colorado
State University
University
Online , formally named the Division of Continuing Education.

FACTS AND FIGURES

FALL FRESHMAN STATISTICS

2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008

APPLICANTS 17,970 17,929 16,559 14,680 15,253 12,494

ADMITS 13,914 13,394 12,564 11,822 11,013 10,688

% ADMITTED 77.4 74.7 75.8 80.5 72.2 85.5

ENROLLED 4,443 4,587 4,504 4,533 4,322 4,404

AVG GPA 3.61 3.57 3.59 3.56 3.57 3.53

AVG ACT 24.7 24.8 24.7 24.5 24.6 24.1

AVG SAT COMPOSITE* 1140 1143 1142 1134 1131 1120

*(out of 1600)

Colorado
Colorado
State employs a total of 1,540 faculty members, with 1,000 on tenure-track appointments. The student:faculty ratio is 17:1. CSU awarded 6,090 degrees in 2009–2010, including 4,336 bachelor's degrees, 1,420 master's degrees, 203 doctoral degrees, and 131 Doctor in Veterinary Medicine degrees. CSU's current president is Tony Frank .

ACADEMIC COLLEGES

College
College
Of Agricultural Sciences

Preparing students in land stewardship and natural resources, the College
College
of Agricultural Sciences offers majors in traditional disciplines such as agronomy, animal science, and horticulture and Landscape Architecture, in addition to Organic Agriculture
Agriculture
and Agribusiness degrees suited to contemporary developments. College facilities include greenhouses, farms, ranches, and an equine center. In conjunction with the School of Education, the College
College
of Agricultural Sciences provides an interdisciplinary program that leads to a Bachelor of Science and a teaching license in Agricultural Education. The College
College
offers master's degrees in Agricultural Education, Agricultural Extension Education, Integrated Resource Management, and the Peace Corps Masters International Program. The college-sponsored Specialty Crops Program aims to help local growers master production systems, and explore marketing opportunities for their specialty crops.

College
College
Of Health And Human Sciences

With programs in education, individual and family development, health, housing, or apparel/interior design and merchandising, studies in the College
College
of Health and Human Sciences are human-centered, focused on social problems and quality of life issues. CHHS is one of the largest on campus with more than 4,000 undergraduate students and over 850 graduate students. Extension specialists, such as in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, provide valuable health, nutrition, and food safety information to the public. The Human Performance Clinical Research Laboratory in the Department of Health and Exercise Science provides heart attack prevention evaluations to underserved populations, and the Center for Community Partnerships works with citizens with disabilities. The college also has a role in the new Colorado
Colorado
School of Public Health, to be jointly operated with UC Denver
Denver
Health Sciences Center and the University
University
of Northern Colorado.

College
College
Of Business

Colorado
Colorado
State University's College
College
of Business offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with six concentrations: Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Finance, Marketing, Organization and Innovation Management, and Real Estate. Colorado State's on-campus Master of Business Administration (MBA) program offers several distinctive degrees. The Computer Information Systems (CIS) concentration within the Master of Science in Business Administration (MSBA) is one of the oldest CIS degrees in the country. The new Global and Sustainable Enterprise MSBA takes on environmental conservation, microfinance, public health, alternative energy and agriculture from a business perspective. Each student completes a summer of fieldwork, typically in a developing country. The Denver-based Executive MBA Program instructs professionals, emerging business leaders and mid-to-senior level managers. For over 40 years, CSU has also provided a well-regarded Distance MBA Program. The college was reaccredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in Fall 2011.

History Of The College
College
Of Business

Business courses (accounting, shorthand, and typewriting) were first offered at Colorado
Colorado
A&M in 1944. The first formal business program (a two-year secretarial certificate) was offered in 1950. The bachelor's degree in business was first offered in 1956, and within two years the School of Business was formed and located in Johnson Hall. In 1966, the College
College
of Business was established and located in the Clark building. The undergraduate programs at the College
College
of Business gained AACSB accreditation in 1970, with the graduate programs earning accreditation in 1976. In 1995, the College
College
of Business moved to its current home in Rockwell Hall and a couple years later a new Classroom and Technology Wing was added. Technology upgrades continued in 2002 when Rockwell Hall was fully networked for wireless computing. The College's growth continued in 2005 with the approval of plans to expand Rockwell Hall and the addition of a Business minor to the College's offerings. Construction of Rockwell Hall West was completed in 2009, and the following year the College
College
hosted General Colin L. Powell as keynote speaker to celebrate the grand opening of the addition. The College
College
of Business was ranked in Top 10 for "Best Administered MBA Program" in 2012 and 2013 by the Princeton Review
Princeton Review
. In 2014, the College
College
again expanded its programs by adding two new concentrations to the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree: Business Supply Chain Management and Human Resources Management.

Deans Of The College
College
Of Business

* 1966–1986: Donald Dobler * 1986–1996: Richard Pegnetter * 1996–2002: Daniel Costello * 2002–present: Ajay Menon

College
College
Of Engineering

The College
College
of Engineering, originally the first engineering program in the state of Colorado, contains the departments of Atmospheric Science, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. A new degree concentration in International Engineering
Engineering
is available as a dual degree in the Liberal Arts and Engineering
Engineering
Science. College
College
of Engineering
Engineering
students are engaged in international service projects through groups such as Engineers Without Borders .

In 2005, college faculty generated $50 million in research expenditures, exceeding an average of $500K per faculty member. In FY12, those funds grew to approximately $65.4 million and about 620,000 dollars for each of the 105 faculty members dedicated for research expenditures . The College
College
is home to four recognized Colorado
Colorado
State University
University
Programs of Research and Scholarly Excellence: the Department of Atmospheric Science, the Center for Extreme Ultraviolet Science and Technology, the Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory, and the Environmental and Water Resources Engineering
Engineering
Program.

The university's department of Mechanical Engineering
Engineering
is the authority for the Motorsport Engineering
Engineering
Research Center. The research and development facility is located near the foothills campus of the school. The center houses the university's Formula SAE team, and is home to past and present formula SAE competition open wheeled race cars, and the current EcoCAR2 team, developing a hydrogen propulsion Chevrolet Mablibu sedan. The Department of Mechanical Engineering also offers a motorsports engineering concentration at the masters and doctorate level.

Along with the Motorsport Engineering
Engineering
Research Center of the Foothills Campus, the Department of Mechanical Engineering
Engineering
also facilitates the Engines and Energy conversion lab, now going through an expansion to become the Powerhouse Energy Institute. At this lab, massive internal combustion generators are investigated and made more efficient. The lab is also home to a CSU company developing Biofuel derived of algae. Laser Ignition Spark Plugs and Clean burning cookstoves are examples to technologies developed from this lab.

The University's College
College
of Engineering
Engineering
also houses the NSF EUV ERC, or the Engineering
Engineering
Research Center. This facility has connections to UC Berkley and CU Boulder, and researches Extreme Ultraviolets. The building is also home to the world's largest wave hydraulic simulator, and an earthquake shake table for half scale buildings. Nearby one can find the CIRA, or Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, in connections with NOAA. Other advanced labs include the CHILL radar facility and a research lab in equine sciences. The center is also home to the Ion Propulsion and plasma Space engineering lab, which develops ion propulsion rocket thrusters to advance planetary spacecraft.

In August 2013, Colorado
Colorado
State University
University
opened a new state of the art 122,000 biomedical engineering building for academic and research purposes. Examples of research in the new facility include nanoscale single molecule biophysics, biofuel production and environmental pollutants, biomaterials and medical devices, nanoscale biosensors and drug therapy.

Additionally, the college has completed construction on the Advanced Beam Laboratory, housing both a short-pulse, high-peak-power laser system and a linear particle accelerator for researching and advancing particle acceleration technologies, as well as advanced laser technology.

The college of engineering is highly selective, more so than the university as a whole. The freshman class entering the College
College
of Engineering
Engineering
in fall 2013 has an average high school GPA of 3.79 and an average ACT of 27.2.

College
College
Of Liberal Arts

The college was established in 1951 and underwent multiple name changes over time. In 1934 it was called The Division of Science and Arts. In 1968, the arts and sciences colleges split, and became the College
College
of Humanities and Social Sciences. In 1977 the college was renamed to the College
College
of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Finally, in 1992, it was named the College
College
of Liberal Arts.

Liberal Arts is the largest college at Colorado
Colorado
State, with 12 departments and one center, more than 4500 undergraduate students and 600 graduate students. The departments include: Anthropology, Art and Art History, Communication Studies, Economics, English, Ethnic Studies, History, Journalism Geosciences; Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology; Forest and Rangeland Ecology; and Ecosystem Science and Sustainability. Research areas include forest sciences, fisheries, wildlife and conservation biology, geology, geophysics, hydrogeology, geomorphology, ecosystem science, rangeland ecology, recreation and tourism, watershed management, and environmental sciences.

The College
College
has also traditionally been highly involved in supporting the agricultural and natural resources community. The Colorado
Colorado
Natural Heritage Program (CNHP) tracks Colorado's rare and imperiled species and habitats, and Colorado
Colorado
Water Knowledge provides water information of all kinds. The Environmental Learning Center, located three miles (5 km) east of campus on the Poudre River , hosts CSU research projects and educational programs. The Western Center for Integrated Resource Management works on sustainability and profitability with graduate students and local farmers. The Center for Collaborative Conservation fosters innovative and lasting conservation solutions for people and nature through collaboration in the U.S. and internationally. The college provides broad technical assistance, training, and research opportunities for protected area managers and students in Africa, Latin America, Asia, and the United States.

College
College
Of Natural Sciences

The College
College
of Natural Sciences had the third highest enrollment of all colleges on CSU's campus with 3,684 students and the third largest undergraduate major, psychology. One quarter of participants in the CSU Honors Program are in Natural Sciences, and the college provides students the opportunity to participate in a Living Learning Community in Ingersoll Residential College. Graduate and undergraduate students complete their coursework the departments of Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, Statistics, Zoology, and the Center for Science Math and Technology Education. Interdisciplinary degree programs cover Cellular and Molecular Biology, Ecology, Neuroscience, and Biomedical Engineering.

College
College
Of Veterinary Medicine And Biomedical Sciences

The College
College
of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is home to the No. 3 ranked veterinary medicine program in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report. The program is an integral part of the four departments that, along with the James L. Voss Veterinary Medical Center and the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, comprise the college. Two faculty members are members of the National Academy of Sciences, five faculty members are University
University
Distinguished Professors, and one faculty member is a University
University
Distinguished Teaching Scholar. Undergraduate programs are offered in Biomedical Sciences, Environmental Health and Microbiology. The college houses a variety of graduate programs at both the M.S. and Ph.D. levels, many of which also require the doctor of veterinary medicine degree. Interdisciplinary programs explore biotechnology, neuroscience, resource and livestock management.

The College
College
of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado
Colorado
State University
University
has the largest research program of any college of veterinary medicine in the world. Research facilities and programs include the Robert H. and Mary G. Flint Animal Cancer Center, and the Equine Orthopedic Research Center. The Environmental Health Advanced Systems Laboratory researches the use of computer-based technology in environmental health studies. Over the last 10 years, The EHASL has worked with the US Environmental Protection Agency, National Cancer Institute, and Centers for Disease Control. In 1977, the college's dean, William Tietz , was appointed President of Montana State University
University
. In July 2012 the College
College
of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences obtained a new dean, Dr. Mark Stetter, who took over for Dr. Lance Perryman who retired after 11 years.

INSTITUTES AND CENTERS

Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA)

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UNIVERSITY RANKINGS

NATIONAL

ARWU 68–85

FORBES 296

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT 129

WASHINGTON MONTHLY 65

GLOBAL

ARWU 151–200

QS 365

TIMES 251–300

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NATIONAL PROGRAM RANKINGS

PROGRAM RANKING

Biological Sciences 75

Chemistry 49

Computer Science 70

Earth Sciences 77

Education 148

Engineering 67

Fine Arts 131

Mathematics 73

Occupational Therapy 6

Physics 70

Political Science 96

Psychology 90

Public Health 31

Social Work 58

Sociology 96

Statistics 30

Veterinary Medicine 3

GLOBAL PROGRAM RANKINGS

PROGRAM RANKING

Agricultural Sciences 71

Biology & Biochemistry 234

Chemistry 235

Engineering 365

Environment/Ecology 39

Geosciences 41

Immunology 187

Microbiology 114

Plant & Animal Science 61

Social Sciences & Public Health 274

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT: The Professional Veterinary Medicine program is currently ranked second in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and first in the country in federal research dollars. In the 2015 edition, U.S. News ">'s "Best Colleges" ranked CSU as #121 among public and private national universities and 58th among public universities.

U.S. NEWS "> Looking west towards the Intramural Fields on CSU Campus.

Fort Collins
Fort Collins
is located 65 miles (105 km) north of Denver, approximately 2 hours from major ski resorts and 45 minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park . There are opportunities for students to be active, with bike trails and hiking nearby. In 2006, Money ranked Fort Collins as the "Best Place to Live" in the United States.

CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES

There are 325 student organizations and 34 honor societies at CSU. 60% of undergraduates participate in intramural sports while 10% join one of 19 fraternities and 14 sororities. There are 30 sport clubs, including cycling, baseball, water polo, triathlon, wrestling, and rugby. 300 music, theatre and dance performances, exhibitions, and other arts events take place on campus each year. The student government is the Associated Students of Colorado
Colorado
State University. CSU's daily newspaper is the Rocky Mountain Collegian . CSU also has a student-run campus television station and a student radio station , KCSU FM.

Sport Clubs

Sport Clubs at Colorado
Colorado
State University
University
were established in 1978. They are run and funded by student fees and team fundraisers and compete with other colleges and universities but not at the NCAA level. There are currently 30 Sport Club teams. Every year the clubs take a combined 150 trips. There are over 1,000 students associated with the program. Last year 23 of these teams competed at regional and national championships. The programs have enjoyed a significant amount of recent success with National Championships in: Men's Ice Hockey (1995) Women's Lacrosse (2008, 2010, 2011, 2013); Baseball (2004–2010); Men's Lacrosse (1999, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2012).

The sport clubs at Colorado
Colorado
State University
University
include: Alpine Ski Team, Baseball, Bowling (Coed), Crew, Cycling, Field Hockey, Horse Polo (Men's and Women's), Ice Hockey (Men's and Women's), In-Line Hockey, Lacrosse (Men's and Women's), Logging Sports, Rodeo (Men's and Women's), Rugby (Men's and Women's), Shotgun Sports (Men's and Women's), Snowboard, Soccer
Soccer
(Men's and Women's), Swimming, Synchronized Ice Skating, Triathlon (Coed), Ultimate Frisbee Summer League, Ultimate Frisbee (Men's and Women's), Volleyball, Water Polo (Men's and Women's), and Wrestling (Men's and Women's)

Student Media

The Rocky Mountain Collegian is CSU's student-run daily newspaper, where students have complete control over editorial decisions. The paper was founded in 1891, and was a weekly publication by the 1930s. During the 1940s and 1950s, the paper earned disrepute in the local community for its unpopular support of women's rights and anti-racism stance. By the 1970s, the Collegian was consistently publishing daily. Editorial quality and financial support have varied over the years, at times rising among elite college newspapers and at others struggling to publish. During the 1990s, the paper was twice selected as one of the top 12 daily student papers in the country. In late 2007, the Collegian published a staff article that incited national debate about free speech. The article read, in its entirety, "Taser This...Fuck Bush." This event, as well as president Penley's considerations of "partnering" out the Collegian by Gannett in January 2008, lead to proposals in making CSU's student media, including the Rocky Mountain Collegian, a not-for-profit organization independent from the university. This resulted in the entirety of CSU Student Media to separate from the university to operate under an independent company, the Rocky Mountain Student Media Corporation. The Rocky Mountain Collegian has developed a fully functioning website and a mobile application.

KCSU is Colorado
Colorado
State's student run station, with a format focusing on alternative and college rock music, including indie rock , punk, hip-hop and electronic music. News, sports and weather updates along with talk programs and specialty shows round out the programming schedule. Broadcasting at 10,000 watts , KCSU is among the larger college stations in the country, reaching approximately 250,000 listeners. KCSU first began broadcasting in 1964 as a station owned, operated and financed by students. Following a long period as a professional station, KCSU again became student run in 1995, at which time the current format was adopted. As with the Collegian and CTV, KCSU was hit hard by the 1997 flood, and for a time was forced to broadcast from remote locations. Now back in its original Lory Student Center location, KCSU has benefited from revamped production facilities and updated equipment.

CTV is CSU's student-run television station, that allows students to hone their media skills- reporting, writing, producing, shooting, editing- in an educational environment. The station is a winner of fourteen Rocky Mountain Collegiate Media Association awards and a Student Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Heartland Chapter. Content includes news shows on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, a sports show on Mondays, and an entertainment show Thursdays. CTV was founded in 1989, and currently broadcasts weeknights on the university cable station (Comcast channel 11) at 8pm, with reruns at 9am and 12 noon the next day.

Student-run magazine College
College
Avenue was founded in 2005 with the goal, as put forth by its founding editors, of giving students a new forum to address controversial issues affecting the campus community from their own vantage point. Since its first issue in fall 2005, the magazine is released quarterly.

Greek Life

Greek life at Colorado
Colorado
State began in the fall of 1915. Currently 10% of undergraduates join one of CSUs 19 fraternities and 14 sororities . The CSU Inter-Fraternity Council acts as the governing body for the 19 fraternities, each with a delegate representative. Similarly, the CSU Panhellenic Council governs the sororities. CSU Greek organizations are involved in a number of philanthropic activities around campus, among them CSUnity, Cans around the Oval, Habitat for Humanity and RamRide. The governing bodies recently raised $25,000 towards the sponsorship of a Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity
home.

From 1932 until 1949, Colorado
Colorado
State University
University
was home to the Eta chapter of Phrateres , a philanthropic-social organization for female college students. Eta was the 7th chapter installed and Phrateres eventually had over 20 chapters in Canada
Canada
and the United States
United States
. (The chapter name "Eta" was reused for the chapter installed at Arizona State University
University
in 1958.)

RESIDENCE HALLS

13 residence halls provide on-campus living for over 5,000 students. First-year students are required to live in one of the halls on campus, and upperclassman and graduate living is offered in the university-owned Aggie Village, which has space for 973 individuals. The halls also have a number of Living-Learning communities that directly link the on-campus living environment with a specific academic focus in Honors, engineering, natural sciences, health and wellness, equine sciences, leadership development, or pre-veterinary medicine. The Key Academic and Key Service Communities creates an academically focused residential community for freshmen who share a desire for academic achievement, active involvement in classes, community service, campus activities, and appreciation of diversity. Residents share classes and take advantage of yearlong service opportunities with a close knit group of 19 other students.

CSU Honors Program participants have the opportunity to live in the Honors Living Community. Academic Village, which opened in fall 2007, houses Living Learning Communities for 180 Honors and 240 Engineering students. Students in the College
College
of Natural Sciences can choose to live in Laurel Village, which opened in fall 2014.

APARTMENT LIFE

Students, faculty, and staff may choose to live in the university apartments. Colorado
Colorado
State University
University
Apartment Life oversees University
University
Village, International House, Lory Apartments, and Aggie Village. Known as a “global community” Apartment Life's mission to diversity shows in the fact that approximately 60 percent of residents and staff are from 80 different nations. Residents and CSU and Fort Collins community members enjoy a diverse amount of enrichment programs offered through the Apartment Life staff.

STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICS

In fall 2007, CSU opened its doors to 24,983 students, among them 20,765 undergraduates, 2,332 master's students, 1,347 doctoral students, and 539 professional students in the College
College
of Biomedical and Veterinary Medicine. 80% of undergraduates are Colorado residents, and within the student population 50 states and 79 countries are represented. 52% of undergraduates are women, 13.2% of undergraduates are ethnic minorities (excluding international students), and 3% of undergraduates are 30 and over. Of minority students, 48% are Hispanic
Hispanic
, 24% Asian American
Asian American
, 16% African American , and 12% Native American . Over the past ten years, minority enrollment has increased 35%, from 2,361 to 3,178, an increase from 10.9% to 13.2% of the student population. Though progress has been made, increasing minority enrollment at CSU has been a challenge for school administrators, one made yet more difficult by high dropout rates in many Colorado
Colorado
high schools with concentrated minority populations.

NOTABLE ALUMNI

CSU has 169,935 living alumni with 50 active alumni chapters (14 in Colorado
Colorado
and 37 out of state) and 9 national interest groups. CSU graduates include Pulitzer Prize
Pulitzer Prize
winners, astronauts , CEOs, and two former governors of Colorado
Colorado
. Walter Scott, Jr. Becky Hammon Bill Ritter

* Wayne Allard , United States
United States
Senator from Colorado
Colorado
(1997–2009) * Dr. Ibrahim Abdulaziz Al-Assaf
Ibrahim Abdulaziz Al-Assaf
, Finance Minister – Saudi Arabia * John Amos
John Amos
, actor * David Anderson , professional football player * Anwar al-Awlaki
Anwar al-Awlaki
* Al "Bubba" Baker , professional football player * Benny Begin , PhD in Geology, Israeli politician, Knesset
Knesset
member and minister. * Alfred W. Bethea (Class of 1935, Master of Science ), member of the South Carolina House of Representatives
South Carolina House of Representatives
from 1961 to 1966; the 1970 American Independent Party
American Independent Party
nominee for governor of South Carolina , farmer from Dillon , South Carolina
South Carolina
* Randy Beverly , professional football player * Baxter Black , cowboy poet * Sam Brunelli , professional football player * Greg Brophy , Republican member of the Colorado
Colorado
Senate * Susan Butcher
Susan Butcher
, dogsled racer * Keith Carradine , Academy Award-winning actor * Jack Christiansen
Jack Christiansen
, Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions
(1951–1958), member Pro football Hall of Fame * Mary L. Cleave , astronaut * Jim David , Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions
(1952–1959) * Dominique Dunne
Dominique Dunne
, actress * Les Eaves (Business Management), Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives for White County * John Ensign , former United States
United States
Senator from Nevada * Steve Fairchild , former NFL offensive coordinator, former Colorado
Colorado
State University
University
football head coach. * Martin J. Fettman , astronaut * Sherwood Fries , professional football player * Donovan Gans , professional football player * Cory Gardner
Cory Gardner
, Republican U.S. Senator from Colorado
Colorado
* John Gill , mathematician and father of modern bouldering. * Salvatore Augustine Giunta , a former staff sergeant in the United States Army and recipient of the Medal of Honor
Medal of Honor
* Clark Haggans , professional football player, member of 2006 Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers * Becky Hammon
Becky Hammon
, San Antonio Spurs assistant coach; first woman to become a full-time coach in one of North America\'s major professional sports leagues * Caleb Hanie
Caleb Hanie
, professional football player * Edward Harwood (American Inventor) * Jim Hawkes , (Ph.D. in psychology, 1970), Canadian politician * Paula Hicks-Hudson , lawyer, Toledo, Ohio
Toledo, Ohio
City Council President and acting Mayor * John Howell , professional football player * Doug Hutchinson , mayor of the city of Fort Collins, Colorado * Colton Iverson (born 1989), basketball player for Maccabi Tel Aviv of the Israeli Basketball
Basketball
Premier League * Michael Johnson , country and folk singer-songwriter * Leslie Jones , actress and comedian * Brady Keys , professional football player and businessman * Mark Knudson , former Major League Baseball
Baseball
Pitcher * Yusef Komunyakaa , MA, 1981, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet * Conway LeBleu , attended late 1940s, did not graduate, native of Lake Charles , Louisiana
Louisiana
, represented Calcasieu and Cameron parishes in the Louisiana
Louisiana
House of Representatives from 1964 to 1988 * Keith Lee , NFL player * Susan Lowdermilk , artist, printmaker * Kim Lyons , an athlete and personal trainer on The Biggest Loser * George Marsaglia
George Marsaglia
, computer scientist * Mark Mattson , neuroscientist * Jason Momoa
Jason Momoa
, actor in Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones
* Stan Matsunaka , politician * Kevin McDougal , NFL player * Thurman "Fum" McGraw , Hall of Fame Football Player * Keli McGregor
Keli McGregor
, President of the Colorado
Colorado
Rockies and professional football player * Kevin McLain , professional football player * Scooter Molander , American football
American football
player * Glenn Morris , 1935, Gold medal winner in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin * Mike Montgomery , professional basketball coach * Sean Moran , professional football player * Marilyn Musgrave
Marilyn Musgrave
, former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives * Jürgen Mulert , economist, Fulbright scholar, founder of the German Fulbright Alumni Association * Clint Oldenburg , professional football player * Angie Paccione , politician * Milt Palacio , professional basketball player * Erik Pears , professional football player * Christine Perich, CEO of New Belgium Brewing Company
New Belgium Brewing Company
* Joey Porter , professional football player, member of 2006 Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers * Bill Quayle , athletics director for Emporia State University
University
from 1979 to 1999. * J. Wayne Reitz , fifth president of the University
University
of Florida (1955–1967) * Bill Ritter , governor of Colorado
Colorado
, former Denver
Denver
District Attorney * Barbara Robbins , the first female CIA employee to die in action in the agency's history * Roy R. Romer , former Colorado
Colorado
governor * Kent Rominger , 1978, Former NASA astronaut and shuttle commander * Jon Rubinstein
Jon Rubinstein
, American computer scientist, helped create the iPod * George R. Salisbury, Jr. , rancher from Carbon County , Wyoming
Wyoming
, and member of the Wyoming
Wyoming
House of Representatives from 1975–1986 * Bailey J. Santistevan, Sr. , legendary coach featured in the July 5, 1999 edition of Sports Illustrated. * Brian Schweitzer , 23rd Governor of Montana * Walter Scott, Jr. , Former CEO Peter Kiewit Sons\' Incorporated , Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications
& Berkshire Hathaway
Berkshire Hathaway
Chairman * Isaac Slade
Isaac Slade
, professional musician and lead singer of The Fray
The Fray
* Brady Smith , professional football player * Jason Smith , professional basketball player * George E. Staples , veterinary researcher and animal nutrition pioneer * Andre Strode , American player of gridiron football * Derek Theler , actor in Baby Daddy
Baby Daddy
* Harlan Thomas prominent Seattle architect * Pete Thomas , professional football player * Amy Van Dyken , Olympic swimmer and gold medalist * James Van Hoften , astronaut * Bradlee Van Pelt , professional football player * Carol Voisin , ethics professor and former candidate for Congress * Lew Walt , decorated U.S. Marine * Van Wolverton , author of Running MS-DOS and other technical books * Dwight A. York , politician * Garrett Grayson , professional football player * Ty Sambrailo
Ty Sambrailo
, professional football player * Crockett Gillmore , professional football player * Kapri Bibbs , professional football player * Shaquil Barrett , professional football player

NOTABLE FACULTY

* Maurice Albertson , civil engineer, Peace Corps co-founder * Theodosia Grace Ammons , president, Colorado
Colorado
Equal Suffrage Association * Raj Chandra Bose , statistician * Viswanathan N. Bringi, Remote Sensing Prize winner * Louis George Carpenter , First Dean of Engineering
Engineering
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Colorado
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University
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List of forestry universities and colleges

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