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F A S T   F A C T S
Location | Pueblo
Population | 163,600
Enrollment | 4,055
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home & Host

Term Dates
Fall | 08/22-12/04
Spring | 01/17-05/07

Colorado State University Pueblo

Pueblo, CO

35 Undergraduate degrees and counting
16 Students is the Average Class Size
Designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution, nearly 50% minority student body

About This Campus

With an enrollment of nearly 4,000 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 of 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

CSU Pueblo hosts a variety of programs that encourage students to take advantage of the outdoor recreation Colorado is known for including, water sports, boating, fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, skiing, golfing, scenic drives and horseback riding. Our Center for Student Support and Advocacy is home to affinity groups like Prizm, our LGBTQIA+ student org, the Latinx Student Union, and the Black Student Union to encourage students to make our campus your home away from home.
2024-2025 Chance of Placement
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Home Payment |Closed
Campus Availability & Deadlines
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  • Campus Catalog
  • When will I register? According to class standing
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Closed Programs
Nursing, extended studies courses

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 an 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.
  • 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, Applied Biology... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 173.00 paper, 173.00 computer or 61.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 5.50
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept Home/Host Pay
Canadian Students - learn more
  • Will accept Home/Host Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 10/09/23

Finances Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Pay resident-rate tuition to your host campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your home campus
  • Estimated cost: $5838.
  • Figures are based on full-time enrollment.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • Pay regular tuition to your home campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your host campus.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: 18 ($402.26 per additional hour)
  • Home Payment: 18

Financial Aid for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $150 Year Host & Home Mandatory
Parking Fee $125 Year Host & Home Optional
Course Fees / MaterialsVariesSemesterHost & HomeMandatory

Important Notes: Housing deposit is non-refundable.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 10/09/23

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $802.5
  • Proximity to campus: 20 min.
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Meal Plans
  • Campus Meal Plans
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $2255.0 declining balance plan.


Figures per Semester are current as of 10/09/23

Important Notes about Health Insurance
CSU Pueblo does not offer institutional health insurance for students.

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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