Quick Stats

  • Avg. SAT Score
    1165
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $7,492
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    2,106
  • University Selectivity
    77%
  • University Yield
    47%
  • Job Offers
    89%
  • Average Salary
    $47,069
  • School Status
    Public
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
    1955
  • Program Length
    Four Year
Contact Information
Rockwell Hall
1270 Campus Delivery
Ft. Collins, Colorado 80523, United States
Website

College of Business

The College of Business at Colorado’s land grant university is in the business of changing lives. We believe business is the most powerful force for solving the world’s greatest human challenges. Our students’ roll-up-your-sleeves work ethic combined with our faculty’s emphasis on ethics, sustainability and social entrepreneurship produce globally-engaged business leaders who understand that personal and professional fulfillment comes from the difference we make every day. At Colorado State University in Fort Collins, doing good means business.

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I haven't taken business classes at other schools, but there seems to be a strong sense of community among the students. I know most people in my major classes and we work together.

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About Colorado State University

Admissions

Admissions Selectivity
77% Colorado State University 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
  1. High school GPA
  2. SAT/ACT scores
  3. Secondary school record
University Admissions
  • Min. SAT
  • Min. ACT
  • Min. GPA
B-School Admissions
  • Min. SAT 960
  • Min. ACT 20
  • Min. GPA 3.00
More Information
Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
17970% 17,970
77% 77
47% 47
77% School Selectivity
47% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • ACT or SAT
  • Are Interviews Required? Not offered
Additional Requirements:

International Students see http://admissions.colostate.edu/internationalstudentsadmissionstandards. Transfer Students see http://admissions.colostate.edu/transferadmissionrequirements.

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
1630% 1,630
67% 67
31% 31
67% Program Selectivity
31% Program Yield
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? Not offered
Required Tests

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled Declare business major
  • Min college GPA for transfers 3.0
  • Other transfer requirements For a student to change her major to Business, she must earn a B- or better in both Micro-economics and Calculus and have at least a 3.0 GPA at CSU on at least 15 graded credits.
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions Yes
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen 45
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses? No
  • How freshmen are admitted Indicate interest on university application
Other requirements for freshmen

Freshmen admitted directly to Business require higher high school GPA and ACT/SAT scores than are required for general admission to CSU.

Careers

First Bank 8
Top Employer
  • Sports Authority 4
  • Target 4
  • Hitachi Consulting 4
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
89% College of Business 78% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
81% 81
62% 61.74527272727272
81% Receive Offers
70% 70
59% 59.252482758620694
70% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
8% 8
16% 15.83261363636364
8% Receive Offers
12% 12
17% 16.796475409836066
12% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
0%
0%
0%
75% Graduates seeking full-time employment
25% Graduates not seeking employment
85% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
0% 0
Data not provided
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
0% 0
Data not provided
U.S. South
2% 2
Data not provided
U.S. Southwest
90% 90
Data not provided
U.S. Midwest
2% 2
Data not provided
U.S. West
6% 6
Data not provided
U.S. Possessions/Territories
0% 0
Data not provided
Canada
0% 0
Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 12
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 78
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus 94
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards 1,354
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
Cover letter and resume preparation; career counseling; career assessments; on-line career development tools; mock interviews, career fairs, alumni networking; internships; job shadowing; dress for success workshop

Cost

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$19,330
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $7,492
  • Fees $1,730
  • Expenses $10,108
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$35,184
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $23,346
  • Fees $1,730
  • Expenses $10,108
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need
  • Merit
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website http://http://sfs.colostate.edu/
Scholarships
Loans
  • Loan Guarantee Policy No
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year

Academics

Average Class Size
  • College of Business
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
46% 42
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
66% 38
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
48 College of Business 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
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Business Program Classes
5% Less than 20 Students 30% More than 50 Students
65% 21 to 50 students
38 Average number of students in non-business required electives
58 Different Elective Courses
New Electives
  • Foundations of Sustainable Enterprise
  • Digital Marketing
  • Program length Four Year
  • Last change to curriculum 2012
Degrees Offered
  • BS/Business Administration
Faculty
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
116% 116
48% 48
Prominent Faculty
  • Tom Ingram

    Marketing and Sales

  • Vickie Bajtelsmit

    Finance and Insurance

  • Susan Golicic

    Supply Chain

  • Are work study or co-ops available? No
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    Exchange programs around the world but Business ones include summer in Heidelberg at SRH School of Applied Sciences; semester programs at Foreign Trade university in Hanoi, Vietnam; Munster University; internship in Ireland

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    Clubs and student organizations do volunteer work around the community; Greek Life, Habitat for Humanity;The College of Business is the largest participant in Cans Around the Oval, an annual drive for the local food bank

Students

19% Students in Top 10% of High School Class 52% Students with High School GPA over 3.75
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
76% 76
Hispanic
11% 11
Multiethnic
6% 6
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
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U.S. Regional Breakdown
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%
%
%
%
%
Student Citizenship
U.S.
99% 99
Other Non-U.S. Citizenship
1% 1
Canada
0% 0
18 Average age of full-time students
91% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
58% 58
78% 78

Alumni

Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 21,871
Alumni Donations
$2,874 Average Gift $67,125 Largest Gift

Most Prominent Alumni
  • Kent Anderson

    President, Macys.com

  • Chris Hjelm

    Senior VP & CIO, Kroger Company

  • David Stone

    CEO, Red Sky Solutions