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Our commitment to you

Our promise to you is that by joining in CSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences you will become a part of a global community through Agriculture. You will experience hands-on learning and scientific inquiry while building relationships with other students, faculty, and organizations. You will leave with an understanding of how plants, animals, soils and people work together to design and sustain our natural resources and global community in a rapidly changing world.

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Students  may elect to spend a semester abroad while working toward a degree from the  College of Agricultural Sciences.   We have now more than ever a global economy  and CSU is committed to expanding the reach of international studies and  collaboration.   The diversity of our students is a resource in itself, as is the diversity of

The Annual Trial Gardens at the University Center for the Arts, August 8, 2017

the very programs we offer. Our programs of Research and Scholarly Excellence,   shared with you by our nationally recognized faculty, mean that as a student you will receive world-class mentoring and personal attention


Very little that we do in our daily lives isn’t somehow touched by Agriculture. The food we eat, the water we drink, the clothes we wear, and even the air we breathe are all products of or affected by Agriculture. In the College of Agricultural Sciences, you will learn through hands-on training and experience how you can make a students competingdifference in any number of these important fields. As a College of Ag student you can also involve yourself in any number of fantastic programs that reach out to our local and state communities, such as demonstrating the importance of Agriculture to elementary-age children.

Paying for College

CSU students work togetherOften one of the big challenges for students and parents is planning a way to pay for college. Student Financial Services at Colorado State University offers a variety of financial aid and scholarship resources for students and their parents.

 Student Financial Services

The Student Financial Services Web site includes information on the cost of attending CSU; a budget calculator; an overview of scholarships, grants and loans; student employment opportunities, Work Study; and more.


By completing the CSU Scholarship Application, you are applying for all scholarships in the College of Agricultural Sciences at the same time. An alphabetical list of all College of Agricultural Sciences scholarships is available to review.  Thanks to the generosity of many alumni and friends, the College of Agricultural Sciences awards more than 325 scholarships totaling over $680,000 annually. These scholarships recognize outstanding academic achievement, and leadership, as well as provide crucial financial support to our students. Scholarships range in value from five hundred to several thousand dollars.

College Opportunity Fund

The College Opportunity Fund provides state-tax dollars to colleges and universities on behalf of eligible undergraduate students. The Fund was created by an Act of the Colorado State Legislature in May 2004 to heighten aCOFsmallawareness that state tax dollars are used to offset the costs of undergraduate education.


Colorado State University Agricultural Sciences and the JBS Corporatation's leadership team meet during a luncheon provided to the University's leaders and students from across all disciplines to provide insight into the global job opportunities provided by JBS. March 23, 2017

What is it like to live in Fort Collins?  Located in northern Colorado, Fort Collins is nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains and offers exciting recreational opportunities, unique cultural offerings, and is a regional center for employment and shopping. Throughout the year, live music and entertainment, as well as great local dining, can be found throughout the historic downtown area. Fort Collins offers the convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a larger city.  For more information about Fort Collins, please visit the City of Fort Collins website.

What should I do if I’m interested in transferring to Colorado State University?  Visit CSU\’s website for transfer students to find out everything you need to know about transferring to Colorado State University.

Where will I live and eat while I’m a student at CSU?  Colorado State University has numerous housing and dining options for students.  You can learn more by visiting the housing services website.  Additional information about living off-campus can be found at the Off Campus Student Services website.

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