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Colorado State University-Pueblo

Pueblo, CO

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Features

  1. 28 Undergraduate degrees and counting
  2. 22 men's and women's sports at the NCAA Division II
  3. Designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution, nearly 50% minority student body

About This Campus

With an enrollment of nearly 4,500 students, Colorado State University-Pueblo is a fully accredited, regional comprehensive state university that provides social, educational, and cultural opportunities to its constituents.The 275-acre campus is located in Pueblo, an ethnically and culturally diverse community of more than 150,000 people less than two hours south from Denver. Pueblo offers numerous art and cultural attractions as well as recreational options. The campus landscape continues to evolve with a newly renovated Library, a new $16 million general academic classroom building, an enhanced soccer/lacrosse stadium, and a current $30 million major renovation/expansion to the Occhiato Student Center. Designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution, the University boasts a friendly student body that is among the most diverse in Colorado at nearly 50 percent minority.

Location Information

The city of Pueblo, Colorado is a place where your dreams can be as big as the snow-capped mountains, where fleece jackets and tuxedos are equally trendy, where small-town charm meets big-city fusion. Pueblo contains a dynamic mix of arts and culture, shopping and dining, sports and entertainment. Approximately 300 sunny days a year attract outdoor enthusiasts to a full slate of summer and winter recreational activities.

Helpful Information

In addition the scenic beauty is unrivaled with towering pine forests, snowcapped mountains, rock outcroppings, monuments, and plateaus. We also have all the outdoor recreation Colorado is known for including, water sports, boating, fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, skiing, golfing, scenic drives and horseback riding.

2020/2021 Placement

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Host Payment (A)
Open
Home Payment (B)
Open

2021/2022 Placement

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Host Payment (A)
Excellent
Home Payment (B)
Excellent

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Campus Links

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Campus Homepage

Fast Facts

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Location | Pueblo
Population | 163,600
Enrollment | 4,055
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Both (A/B)
Term Dates
Fall | 08/20-12/07
Spring | 01/14-05/03

Campus Diversity

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White | 48%
Black | 6%
Hispanic/Latino | 33%
Asian | 1%
Native/1st Nation | 1%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 1%
Two or more | 5%
Other | 5%

Academics

-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
Closed Programs
Nursing

Notable Academic Programs

  • Spanish - The Spanish Program at CSU-Pueblo follows a proficiency oriented philosophy that encourages students not only to read and write the language but to speak it. Our faculty uses a communicative approach that is learner centered so students make the maximum use of class time for language practice with their peers and teachers. The program offers a major and a minor. For each, students take a combination of skills building courses, conversation and composition courses centered on the culture of Spanish speaking areas around the world, and literature courses that emphasize language proficiency and critical thinking.
  • Athletic Training - Athletic training is the prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation of injuries/illnesses to the athlete or the physically active. Completion of the CSU-Pueblo Athletic Training Program will prepare the athletic training student to challenge the Board of Certification (BOC) examination and the profession of athletic training. The Colorado State University-Pueblo Athletic Training Program is a Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). accredited Athletic Training Education program.
  • Wildlife Resources - This major emphasizes understanding of fish and wildlife ecology and management, with practical skills obtained during laboratory and field exercises. After completion of the degree requirements, graduates are prepared for positions with state and federal agencies, tribal departments and conservation organizations, or higher academic degrees. As a Wildlife and Natural Resources Program Major, you will earn a Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree that offers two emphasis areas, Aquatic and Terrestrial. Each emphasis area meets certification requirements of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) or The Wildlife Society (TWS).
  • Business - All undergraduate business majors (accounting, business management, and economics) take the Business Core. The Core prepares students who are declaring a business major for general business knowledge and skills. The Core classes also provide students with an understanding of and appreciation for the intellectual discipline needed for successful completion of a business major. These courses provide students with the common body of knowledge needed for imaginative and responsible citizenship and leadership roles in business and society, domestic and worldwide. The Business Core is designed to provide students with the opportunity to integrate their educational experience in business within a specific discipline and across disciplines.
  • Political Science - In the Political Science Program, students investigate the causes and effects of various forms of political behavior; they analyze the policymaking processes of governments, the political and social consequences of laws, sources of international conflict and diplomacy, and values that shape political institutions and procedures. We offer courses in American Government, International Relations, Public Policy, Comparative Politics, and Political Theory. Students work with faculty who research and publish in these areas and who have direct experience in the process of government. The Program offers the opportunity to pursue either a Major or Minor in Political Science, and many courses count toward the university's General Education requirements. The course requirements for the degrees are listed below, and at the bottom of this page you can find more information about courses, internships, and the Political Science Program.

Unique Academic Programs

  • Construction Management - Construction Management combines the art and science of building technology with essential principles of business, management, computer technology and leadership. Construction Management involves the planning, scheduling, evaluation, and controlling of construction resources and activities, with optimize project cost, schedule, quality, and owner’s satisfaction.
  • Automotive Technology - The major in automotive industry management leads to a Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree with a business administration minor and is designed to prepare students for automotive industry management careers by providing management skills, supported by the business and technical background requisite for success in the automotive industry. The curriculum emphasizes personnel supervision, financial analysis, customer relations, warranty administration, techniques of technical problem-solving, service management, marketing, merchandising and distribution methods used by the automotive aftermarket, automotive manufacturer and import industries.
  • Biochemical Sciences - The Bachelor of Science in Cannabis Biology and Chemistry (CBC) provides students an understanding of basic chemical and biological principles that can be applied to the emerging field of cannabis science. Students will understand cannabis physiology and growth, the pharmaceutical implications, and the practical applications for the industry. Graduates will be able to pursue numerous science positions, graduate degrees in Biology or Chemistry, and professional opportunities in natural products, plant chemistry, and cannabis research. Since the CBC program has an anticipatory start date of Fall 2020, interested applicants must select chemistry or biology majors in their application or remain undeclared until Fall semester.
  • Engineering - The BS in Engineering is a flexible, broad degree that prepares graduates to work in many industries. The degree has a specialization in mechatronics. Mechatronics combines mechanical and electrical engineering with computers to create devices that make our lives better. The BSIE program is concerned with the design, improvement, and installation of integrated systems of people, materials, information, equipment, and energy. The BSE and BSIE programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
  • Mass Communication - We pride ourselves on the collegial environment we provide for students. We see our students as colleagues, working hand-in-hand with faculty and staff to ensure they are well-prepared for careers in the mass communications professions. One of the ways our students prepare for work in the professions is by getting involved with our hands-on media labs. Our radio station, Rev 89, provides students with an opportunity to do live sports broadcasts, public affairs programming, daily news broadcasts and music announcing, playing the greatest music ever created. Our campus newspaper/online news site, the CSU-Pueblo Today, allows students an opportunity to report on events on campus and in the community via a traditional print newspaper and an online news website, which includes video news segments. Students can also get valuable experience with advertising sales when they work with the CSU-Pueblo Today. Our affiliation with Rocky Mountain PBS and their Pueblo studio, located in the same building as our department, provides an opportunity for students to work on a variety of television productions.

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Business
  • Ancient Studies
  • Applied Biology
  • Applied Physics
  • Aquatic Biology
  • Art
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Athletic Training
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Broadcasting
  • Business Administration
  • Business Information Systems
  • Business Management
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Network Security
  • Construction Management
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Exercise Science
  • Experimental Pathology
  • Finance/Banking
  • Fine Art
  • Forestry
  • Health Education
  • History
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Italian
  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Merchandising and Buying Operations
  • Molecular Biochemistry
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Recreation Management
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management/Administration
  • Wildlife Biology
  • Wildlife Management

Conditions

Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 500.00 paper, 173.00 computer or 61.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.00
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan A/B

Tuition / Fees

-- Campus Budget --
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment (Plan A) Students
  • Figures are current as of 05/13/19.
  • Estimated cost: $5204.0.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Host Payment (Plan A) students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (Plan B) Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment (Plan A): 18 ($346.93 per additional hour)
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 18
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 05/13/19.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $150 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
ID Card $10 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Parking Fee $150 Year Plan A & B Optional
Orientation Fee $100 Year Plan A & B Optional
Transportation Fee $50 Year Plan A Optional

Important Notes: Housing deposit is non refundable.

Financial Aid

Host Payment (Plan A)
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 001365

Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Canada
Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 05/13/19

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 21% living on campus
  • Double: $3050
  • Full-year contract required for a full-year exchange
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $650.00
  • Proximity to campus: 20 min.
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $2255.0 declining balance plan.
  • $2030.0 per semester for 12 meals per week.

Health Ins.

Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 05/13/19.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students do not need to purchase health insurance.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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