Colorado State University

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#199, overall score 30.83/100

Fun Fact:

CSU faculty oversaw pilot studies for the Peace Corps, and the university produces one of the highest numbers of Peace Corps recruits in the country.

CAMPUS INFORMATION

  • Location: Fort Collins, Colo.
  • Region: West
  • Campus type: College town
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 25,177
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 500
  • Jewish population share: 2%
  • Student origin: 76% in-state / 24% out-of-state
  • Student newspaper: The Rocky Mountain Collegian
  • NCAA Division: I
  • NCAA team: Rams
  • Ultimate Frisbee teams: Hibida / Hell’s Belles

COST & AID Score: 4.17/15

  • Score: 4.17/15
  • In-state tuition: $11,632
  • Out-of-state tuition: $29,140
  • Room & board costs: $12,208
  • Average annual scholarship/grant package: $8,737
  • Average loan debt: $26,348
  • Scholarship for Jewish students: No

ACADEMICS Score: 1.67/20

  • Score: 1.67/20
  • Acceptance rate: 83%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 18.25:1
  • Median SAT range: 1100-1300
  • Jewish Studies program: No
  • Jewish Studies major: No
  • Hebrew major: No

ISRAEL Score: 11.33/20

  • Score: 11.33/20
  • Size of Birthright trip: 21
  • School-approved study abroad program in Israel: Yes
  • Israel Studies center: No
  • Israel-related clubs: None
  • Jewish Agency for Israel fellow: Yes
  • BDS vote in last four years: Never introduced

SAFETY Score: 3.33/11

  • Score: 3.33/11
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2017: 2
  • Campus crime rate: 1.91/1,000 students (low)
  • City crime rate: 26.59/1,000 people (medium low)
  • LGBT center: Yes

JEWISH LIFE Score: 10.33/34

  • Score: 10.33/34
  • Hillel: Colorado State University Hillel
  • Chabad: Chabad of Northern Colorado
  • OU-JLIC: No
  • Jewish fraternities: AEPi
  • Jewish sororities: SAEPi
  • Can you get kosher food on the school meal plan? Yes
  • Synagogues within 10 miles: 1 (Reform)
  • Eruv: No
  • Kosher food details: Hillel has two kitchens (meat and dairy) supervised by the campus director.

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