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INTO Colorado State University (CSU)

INTO CSU [Fort Collins, Colorado]


  • Enjoy studying English in Ft. Collins, Colorado, known for its beautiful Rocky Mountains, clean air and water, friendly community, and more than 300 days of sunshine each year.
  • CSU is one of only 40 public schools in the US ranked with Carnegie Foundation's Tier 1 "Very High Research Activity" and "Community Engagement" designations.
  • Fort Collins is ranked one of the top 10 "Best College Towns" in the US as well as one of Money Magazine's "Best Places to Live"
  • Information
    • About the ESL Program
    • INTO Colorado State University (INTO CSU) offers General English and Academic English language training, as well as Pathway programs for international students. CSU offers incredible personalized support tailored to international students’ educational, social and cultural needs, preparing them to progress with confidence to university degree programs. Students at INTO CSU can benefit from university-led teaching, integration with international and domestic students, high levels of student support, and exceptional facilities. Offering a wide range of innovative academic programs, INTO CSU is designed to meet the diverse interests and academic goals of its international students. The General English program offers 18 hours of classes each week and consists of four-week sessions with multiple start dates, designed for students of all levels of English who want to develop communication skills in many social and professional situations while learning about American culture. The Pathway Program is specifically designed for students who are considering entering the university in the future and focuses on developing academic discipline, writing research papers, delivering formal oral presentations, studying effectively and test-taking. Outside of the classroom, INTO CSU regularly organizes field trips and get-togethers for students to interact in a natural English-speaking setting. At the conclusion of the program, students will be able to interact with native speakers, expand their career prospects with much improved English language proficiency, possess conversation skills for real-world situations, understand basic cultural values and behaviors of Americans. Those students who study and pass Academic English level 5 will be prepared to progress to Pathways and degree-seeking programs at Colorado State University.
    • Fast Facts
    • Affiliation : Public University
      Establishment : 1978
      Membership/Accreditation : EnglishUSA / CEA
      Enrollment : 200
      Average Class Size : 17
      Airport Pickup : Available from School
      Tuition : High
      Community Type : Urban
      Transportation : Bus, Taxi
    • Colorado State University
      INTO CSU

      Spruce Hall, 150 Old Main Drive
      Fort Collins, Colorado  80523  U.S.A.
  • More Details
    • Housing
    • While attending INTO CSU, students have the option to live in on-campus dormitories or off-campus residences. Students living on-campus will be close to classes, campus activities, and other students – both American and international. For students who prefer a more independent lifestyle, off-campus residences provide more privacy and offer opportunities to interact with people in the community outside the campus environment. Students are encouraged to make their housing arrangements as soon as possible due to the limited amount of space available. The school may provide information about private off-campus apartments; however, it is the students’ responsibility to make their own arrangements. For more information, use the Contact Address to ask the school directly. All students enrolled in an Undergraduate Pathway program must live on campus.
    • Surrounding Area
    • INTO Colorado State University (INTO CSU) is located in Fort Collins, Colorado, a city of 144,000 people at the base of the Rocky Mountains. The community is well-known for its excellent weather with over 300 days of sunshine each year. Colorado is also famous for its clean air and water, its many recreational opportunities and a low cost of living. INTO CSU is in the heart of Fort Collins, which has been repeatedly recognized as one of the “Best Places to Live” in the United States, is in fact very welcoming to international students. The city has a wide assortment of restaurants, shops and entertainment venues that are available. Students can watch a concert in Old Town, view an exhibit at the Fort Collins Museum of Art or even enjoy a cultural event at the city’s International Center. The campus is close to many city, state, and national mountain parks, and is only a short drive from some of the most spectacular scenery in the United States. The area has numerous biking and walking trails and there are beautiful places to swim, hike, golf, go fishing, camping, rock-climbing and world class whitewater rafting. Skiing and snowboarding is always close by some of the best snow on earth. Within one hour of INTO CSU is the beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park and if students travel a bit further, they can enjoy a Denver Broncos football game or a nice evening in downtown Denver, Colorado.
    • About the College/University
    • Founded in 1870, Colorado State University (CSU) is the flagship university of the Colorado State University System. The school has more than 26,500 students overall and over 1,100 international students from 85 countries. CSU is ranked at the very top of American public research universities. The University has more than 1,500 faculty members in eight colleges and 53 academic departments. CSU offers Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees in many fields of study and offers over 400 student clubs and organizations for interested students. Many undergraduates participate in sports for which there are 30 clubs to join. In addition, each year, over 300 music, theater and dance performances, exhibitions and other arts events which take place on- campus. Among the alumni at CSU are state governors, heads of corporations, Olympic gold medalists, teachers, researchers, artists and many other leaders around the world. CSU has been nationally recognized as one of the best values among U.S. colleges and universities. The school is particularly well-known for its excellent programs in the fields of engineering, biomedical and environmental sciences, agriculture and business. CSU also offers professional programs in journalism, the liberal and performing arts, humanities and social sciences.
    • Conditional Admission / Credit Courses
    • Conditional Admission to the university is available for qualified students who complete the ESL program. No TOEFL score is required.
  • Study Options
    • Undergraduate Direct Entry

    • Overview
    • The direct entry to an undergraduate degree is available if you already meet the university’s academic and English language requirements. The degree program you select may have additional requirements.

      Popular majors: **If the major you’re looking for isn’t listed below, please contact school representative ( to get more information.

      Agricultural Sciences
      Biological Engineering
      Chemical Engineering
      Civil Engineering
      Computer Engineering
      Computer Information Systems
      Computer Science
      Design and Merchandising
      Electrical Engineering
      Environmental Engineering
      Mechanical Engineering
      Natural Resources
      Natural Sciences

      Requirements for 4-year Undergraduate Degree:
      • High school diploma
      • 3 GPA on 4.0 scale
      • TOEFL iBT 79+ or
      • IELTS 6.5+ or
      • Academic English 3 level

      ** The degree program you select may have additional requirements.
      ** All information is provided as a guide and does not guarantee entry. Admissions decisions are at the discretion of the university.
    • Data
    • CLASS SIZE: Undergraduate
      CLASS LEVELS: Undergraduate Degree
      COURSE LENGTH: 4 Years
      MINIMUM AGE: 18 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: Please refer to the description.
      VISA INFORMATION: I-20 Form Issued Upon Request
      HOUSING: Dormitory/On-Campus Apartment
    • Dates
      • Choose 51 - 52 Week Course from Starting Dates
      • 2021/05/10
      • 2022/01/12
      • 2022/08/17
    • Costs
      US$ 0
      TUITION FEE (2021)
      52 WEEKS US$ 31,410+ per year
      52 WEEKS N/A US$ 12,440+ N/A
      Airport Pickup Service
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and Fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Housing Fees include meals.
      School advises student to apply 3-6 months ahead of requested start date.
      Entry and progression requirements are subject to change and may vary by program.
  • Location
    • United States Fort Collins, Colorado
    • Location
      Colorado State University
      INTO CSU

      Spruce Hall, 150 Old Main Drive Fort Collins, Colorado  80523  U.S.A.
    • Getting To Your School
    • From Denver International Airport:
      INTO Colorado State University arranges airport pick-up service that costs US$ 75 and brings students directly to the school in approximately 70 minutes.
  • Student Reviews
    • Academic Quality: 4.5
      School Environment: 4.0
      Helpfulness of Staff: 3.5
      Activities and Social Life: 4.0
      Accommodation: 3.5


    • There are 4 reviews for this school

    • Noor Altamtami
      [ Muscat, Oman, Female ]
      Meeting New People
      Every Friday there is a dinner with international
      people and Americans. I have fun there meeting
      new people and trying to see other cultures.
      I have friends from Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan,
      Angola and other countries in Africa. It’s a good
      experience at the International House, meeting
      new people and having friends.
      Was this review helpful to you? Yes  No 

      Miaomiao Guan
      [ Shanghai, China, Female ]
      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
      Participated in Many Activities
      I am very glad that I have
      participated in many
      activities at CSU! Every
      Friday evening, I go to
      the Recreation Center to
      take Zumba classes where
      I can make friends with
      domestic students
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      Yi-Chen Su
      [ Taipei, Taiwan, Female ]
      Studying Alongside Domestic Students
      The Graduate Pathway provided me
      with time to adapt. To get to know more
      about the English language, American
      culture, and tourism. It is really
      interesting studying alongside domestic
      students. They are very enthusiastic
      about providing their own opinions or
      answers to the professor.
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      Owen Carnigie Limarta
      [ Jakarta, Indonesia, Male ]
      Everyone is So Kind
      I recommend students to come to CSU
      because everyone is so kind. As I came
      here by myself, I had no one but the staff
      and the teachers to really help me. INTO
      CSU really helped me to adjust to being
      an American student.
      Was this review helpful to you? Yes  No 
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