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Colorado State University-Pueblo: Narrative Description


2200 Bonforte Blvd.
Pueblo, CO 81001-4901
Tel: (719)549-2100
Admissions: (719)549-2461
Fax: (719)549-2419
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State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Colorado State University System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1933. Setting: 275-acre suburban campus with easy access to Colorado Springs. Endowment: $3.5 million. Research spending 2003-04: $626,706. Educational spending 2003-04: $4169 per student. Total enrollment: 5,835. Faculty: 312 (149 full-time, 163 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 1,850 applied, 94% were admitted. 2% from top 10% of their high school class, 10% from top quarter, 41% from top half. Full-time: 3,367 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 2,050 students, 66% women, 34% men. Students come from 44 states and territories, 37 other countries, 8% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 27% Hispanic, 5% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 35% 25 or older, 18% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 64% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Adams State College, Colorado State University, University of Colorado at Denver. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Required for some: essay, recommendations. Placement: SAT or ACT required. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous until 8/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $2524 full-time, $105.17 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $13,543 full-time, $564.29 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $696 full-time, $27.73 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to reciprocity agreements. College room and board: $5912. College room only: $2876. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 49 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 2% of eligible men and 1% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Belmont Residence Hall Association, Associated Student Government, Hawaii Club, Medical Science Society, Student Social Worker's Association. Major annual events: Colorado Music Fest, Parti Gras, Winter Formal. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 650 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. Colorado State University-Pueblo Library with 270,761 books, 10,000 microform titles, 1,327 serials, 16,862 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.1 million. 521 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Pueblo is a city of approximately 100,000 people located on the Arkansas River on the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains. The city is a manufacturing and retail center for southeastern Colorado with a mild and semiarid climate. Recreational activities including skiing, hiking, camping, boating, fishing, and swimming are available in Pueblo and its immediate vicinity. The city and the university cooperate to provide cultural activities including a symphony orchestra and theatrical productions.

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