Sep 062010
Authors: Keeley Blakley

The newest class of Rams comes to CSU with a higher average grade point average, ACT and SAT score than its predecessors.

Incoming freshman, according to this year’s Institutional Profile, have an average GPA of 3.6, an ACT of 24.6 and an SAT of 1,131. This trumps the last three years when the freshmen average has been a 3.5 GPA, ACT of 24 and an SAT of 1,120.

The Institutional Profile is released once a year in the fall and provides information about student enrollment, the city of Fort Collins, student life and other information about the university.

There are approximately 26,500 students representing every state and more than 80 countries at CSU. Of those students, 81 percent are Colorado residents.

U.S. News and World Report ranks CSU 124 of 262 national universities in its report of “America’s Best Colleges and Universities,” moving the university up by one position from last year’s report. The Professional Veterinary Medicine program is ranked second in the nation by the same publication.

The Institutional Profile is released by Institutional Research, which is an office on campus responsible for providing statistics on CSU. In November, the Fact Book will be released providing a more detailed description of specific information from the profile.

The full Institutional Profile is online at

Staff writer Keeley Blakley can be reached at

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