Prepare for a bright future

Colorado State University offers the ultimate balance of fun recreational activity and research of the highest quality. Colorado boasts more than 300 days of sunshine each year, so it’s no wonder international students voted CSU as the #2 school in the US for overall satisfaction in educational experience.

Studying in Fort Collins means you’ll join more than 27,000 students on a campus that encompasses over 2 million square meters of state-of-the-art facilities and classrooms. No need to worry about getting lost in the crowd—over 80% of undergraduate classes have fewer than 50 students, so your professors will know who you are.

Make sure you take advantage of the incredible range of student clubs. With more than 620 to choose from, you’re sure to find a group of friends who share your interests. We’re so excited to welcome you here

Progress with confidence

We admire you for accepting the challenge of learning in a foreign language. At INTO Colorado State University, there’s no need to worry about your English. Our course instructors will help you improve upon the skills you already have so you will excel in your university classes.

Thousands of international students before you have progressed through our programs to achieve their academic, personal and professional goals.

INTO Colorado State University programs

Direct admission to Colorado State University


  • Do you have a TOEFL score of 79+, IELTS score of 6.5+ OR PTEA score of 53+?
  • Do you have a GPA of 3.25/4.0 or above?


  • Do you have a TOEFL score of 80 iBT OR IELTS score of 6.5+?
  • Do you have a GPA of 3.0/4.0 or above?
  • Have you taken the GRE/GMAT?

Pathway Students: You must provide the official academic documents and test scores listed in your offer letter or you will not be able to register for classes. Undergraduate Pathway students with A-level exams should promptly send the official certificates and course descriptions. Please send documents to INTO center. If you have any questions, contact:

Pathway and English language programs

INTO CSU’s Undergraduate and Graduate Pathway programs are ideal for international students who need additional English language and academic preparation before continuing to a degree program at a US university. INTO CSU’s English language programs are for students who want to become confident English speakers by studying at a US university.

Cost estimates 

For I-20 purposes, all international students must submit an Affidavit of Support, which is part of the application process. Students must show sufficient funds to cover expenses for one academic year. These numbers are based on estimated costs of attendance and are subject to change.

2016-17 Academic Year

Cost Description Tuition & Fees Living Expenses Books & Supplies Health Insurance Total
General English (1 term) $1,980 $2,300 $200 $375 $4,855
Academic English (1 term) $8,200 $8,080 $600 $975 $17,855
Undergraduate 2-Semester Pathway $31,250 $17,940 $1,200 $1,950 $52,340
Graduate 2-Semester Pathway $28,810 $16,160 $1,200 $1,950 $48,120

2017-18 Academic Year

Cost Description Tuition & Fees Living Expenses Books & Supplies Health Insurance Total
Undergraduate 3-Semester Pathway $40,500 $27,986 $1,854 $3,012 $73,352
Undergraduate 2-Semester Pathway $31,560 $18,658 $1,236 $2,007 $52,461
Undergraduate 1-Semester Pathway $18,150 $9,329 $618 $1,004 $29,101
Graduate 2-Semester Pathway $29,100 $16,806 $1,236 $2,007 $49,149
Graduate 1-Semester Pathway $16,730 $8,403 $618 $1,004 $26,755
Academic English (1 semester) $8,280 $8,403 $618 $1,004 $18,305
Academic English (2 semesters) $16,560 $16,806 $1,236 $2,007 $36,309
Pre-Academic Program  $2,375 $2,392 $206 $335 $5,308

If there is more than one financial sponsor, each sponsor must complete an Affidavit of Support indicating a specific dollar amount of annual support.

Students cannot confirm their place or receive an I-20 until required financial documents are on file.