Fort Collins

#2 Best College Town to Live in for International Students 2018

#9 Safest American City to Live In

Business Insider 2016

3rd Best College Town to Live in Forever

College Ranker 2019

#1 City in the US for Cycling

PeopleForBikes 2018

Fort Collins on a U.S. Map

Students from around the world unite in Fort Collins, where their diverse backgrounds, cultures and experience strengthen the community around them. CSU is built on a global scale, focused on building new practical solutions for both present and future students.


Denver International Airport (DIA) is only 1 hour from the heart of Fort Collins, with shuttles running 36 round trips daily. For more information, visit

The Perfect Place to Live

Fort Collins is ranked among the nation’s best places to live for its beautiful landscape, safe neighborhoods and growing businesses. Here, you will experience all four seasons with the sun shining throughout the year. If you are looking for the perfect mix of culture, opportunity and adventure, you will find it here. With year-round activities, the only problem you will face is deciding what to do.

The well-preserved downtown Fort Collins district includes over 20 restored historical buildings that are part of both national and local designated historic districts. We’re proud to say that Disneyland’s Main Street USA is modeled after our own Downtown Fort Collins! To check out upcoming events in Old Town visit:

Old Town Fort Collins

The Fort Collins Experience

Climbing in Horsetooth

With over 48 restaurants, a vibrant music and art scene, and an internationally recognized brewing industry, Downtown is the ultimate Fort Collins experience.

• 300 days of sunshine per year

• 400+ kilometers of bike routes and trails

• Excellent shopping, music and art venues

• Plenty of diverse food options – Only San Francisco has more restaurants per capita

• Free city bus, campus shuttles and bicycle-friendly roads and trails

• Great areas to camp, ski, mountain bike or hike

• Denver, a city of 2.8 million, is just an hour away for a weekend getaway or a flight from our international airport

• Annual events include film festivals, races, music festivals, beer festivals, holiday events, conferences, art exhibitions, food truck rallies and farmers markets

• Horsetooth Reservoir is 6.5 miles long, a short drive from campus, and is a favorite recreation spot for outdoor activities

A Place of Opportunity

Fort Collins is the ideal place to start your career.It is known for its innovation, technology and entrepreneurialism. Alumni of CSU have gone on to do amazing things with 83% of undergraduate and 93% of graduate students securing their future plans or receiving a job offer within six months of graduating. This college city is home to many top engineering, finance and technology companies such as:

• Advance Energy
• Avago Technologies • Comcast
• Hewlett-Packard
• Intel
• Microsoft
• Wold Robotics
• Woodward

Colorado Tech Industry Map

2nd Best State for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

US Chamber of Commerce 2014

Colorado has 4 of the top 10 cities for tech startups

Entrepreneur 2013

4th in State Technology and Science Index

Milken Institute 2014

Colorado is the second highest educated state in the US and has a thriving workforce in the tech industry

Fort Collins is 5th among best places in the US for business and careers

Forbes 2014

Joon Lee Testimonial