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More about Great Plains IDEA at Colorado State University

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Founded

1870

Main Campus Location:

Fort Collins, Colorado (pop. 161,175)

Accredited By

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
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Undergrad Population

22,500

Graduate Population

4,000

Number of Colleges

8

Nickname

Rams

School Colors

Green and Gold

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CAM the Ram is named for Colorado Agricultural and Mechanical College, the former university name.

TRADITIONS

Every year, April 18 is “I love CSU day,” a time to show Ram pride and wear green and gold.

Folks of CSU and Fort Collins find themselves explaining the treasured “A” painted on the Rocky Mountain foothills next to Hughes Stadium is for “Aggies,” the CSU nickname until 1957.