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CSU Rankings

CSU earns top rankings and accolades for quality education, innovative research, outreach, and world-renowned faculty.

America's Best Colleges

Colorado State University ranks among the top public universities in the country according to U.S. News and World Report's annual "America's Best Colleges" report for 2020. The rankings place CSU at 79 among public universities nationwide.

The Princeton Review: Best Colleges of 2019

CSU is included in The Princeton Review's 2019 edition of The Best 382 Colleges. Students surveyed note that CSU is "an institution that is determined to engage and challenge its students, preparing them for post-graduate life beyond the university." CSU is also ranked No. 9 among environmentally responsible colleges in The Princeton Review's list of the Top 50 Green Colleges.

Best Business Schools of 2019

The College of Business at Colorado State University is among the "Best Business Schools" in the nation according to The Princeton Review.

Affordable Online Colleges in Colorado

In 2019, CSU was ranked No. 2 among the top online colleges and universities in Colorado by


CSU achieved a sustainability benchmark no other college or university had ever achieved: a platinum designation in STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System), a program conducted by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. It is considered the most comprehensive and prestigious sustainability performance measurement program in higher education.