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Colorado State University - Fort Collins

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Fantastic school!Quite BrightBusiness - Management and Administration
Fantastic school! I'm an out of state student who wanted to experience something new and I am so happy I chose here. The students, for the most part, are friendly and willing to help you out with a quick question. Living in the dorms last year helped me make a bunch of new friends which was nice becasue I knew no one coming here.

My biggest complaint is "ram welcome" which is the "orientation" for freshmen. It made me feel like I was at 2nd grade summer camp.

Fort Collins is awesome! Old town has a bunch of fantastic restaurants and the town has outdoor activities (minus skiing) about a 10 minute drive away.In terms of classes, it seems like the class is either easy or hard. I haven't had any class in between but I feel like I'm learning things that will apply for my future career (after getting all the GE out of the way)

2nd Year Male -- Class 2014
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Useful Schoolwork: B
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Overall the school is ok.Not so brightFinance
Overall the school is ok. There is a lot to do with the mountains being so close skiing, boarding, snowmobiling and horseback riding.

The worst thing that I have had to deal with is there financial aid office. I have never been in an office like this. The people lie to your face act like they don't know what they are doing. I was told by 4 different people I would get a certain amount of financial aid and then found out after class had started, it was 2500 less then what they had told me. When you call their office they get rude and act like you're a dumb ass. Because of my experience with their office I wish I had never come here. I spent 10 years in the military and never dealt with so much incompetence in my life. If you have to apply for financial aid I would recommend going to a different school. Parents beware of this schoolAlso if you're a business major you can't talk to a Counselor until you get accepted into their school of business. SO if you have any question on what to take good luck finding out.

3rd Year Male -- Class 2012
Surrounding City: B+, Individual Value: D
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I learned the value of personal initiative whileHistory/Histories (art history/etc.)
I learned the value of personal initiative while at CSU. There were so many social distractions that, although very enjoyable and important nonetheless, could very easily have become my primary focus at the detriment of my schoolwork. In fact, if I didn't already have a career in the military in mind for when I graduated, I may have been one of the statistics that didn't graduate on time, if I graduated at all. Have fun - Fort Collins is a beautiful, fun place to be, but stay focused on the task at hand. GPA might not seem to be that big of a deal, but it can and will haunt you if you end up with something less than a 3.0 when searching for a job if you lack certain specialized skills that potential employers may use to "overlook" your poor performance as an undergrad. In certain "special" jobs I was selected for in the military, part of the process involved psych tests, and my less than stellar performance as an undergrad led to a lengthy "discussion" (seemed more like an inquisition) with the psych doc, where I had to explain why I didn't get a better GPA. This might have been a special case, but you could very easily be in the same situation if you don't exercise the maturity, initiative and propper judgement to balance social activities with your schoolwork. Hope this helps - Go Rams!
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