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    911TurboS
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    Anyone go to Colorado State or University of Colorado?

    Hey everyone! I plan on moving to Colorado this summer to go to one of the above colleges. I'm not sure which one yet, I'm visiting during spring break so I can decide. I of course don't need to explain to anyone who lives in Colorado why I want to move there. People here in Texas can't seem figure it out.

    If you are a current or past student, what can you tell me about the college? I've heard Colorado State is a party school, any truth to that? I don't think there is a school out there that doesn't have a party scene. I'm definitely not the type of person to go get trashed every weekend. I would rather be riding or hiking or something like that.

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    I graduated from Colorado State in 2002. I don't know that it is party school... but you can always find a party if you so desire. I always thought CU was much more of a party school.

    THe campus is great and so is the town. Old Town is wonderful with a lively bar scene. Very close to many recreational possibilities. I know Fort Collins is also ranked high for cycle-friendly cities. All major roads have bikes lanes and there are some decent bike paths. I've had no issues with cagers.

    One last thing the climate is great here... you might get a cold snap once in awhile and some snow but this year is abnormal. Don't let it scare you away. This is not a normal winter.

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    [QUOTE=bikedaddy]I don't know that it is party school...

    Old Town is wonderful with a lively bar scene. QUOTE]

    Hmmm...kind of a disparity between those two sentences, isn't there?

    Kidding, I went to CU, so I have to take my shots where I can. I think BikeDaddy is right, you can always find a party at either school.

    Of course, being an alum, I'd heartily recommend Boulder over Ft. Collins any day!

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    I went to Northern Colorado, which is a decent school with a decent house party scene. I say house party because Greeley doesn't offer an Old Town or a "Hill" to go to.
    Regardless, you'd get a good education there and spend a lot less. The school is smaller too.
    BUT, if I had to direct you onto CU or CSU, I'd probably send you to CSU but that is my preference of the two.
    What you plan on studying can make your decision right there? Any thoughts to that? CU and CSU are very good schools at very different things.

    [ot]...and you'd be the first Texan to move to Colorado... just kidding...[/ot]
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    One of the reasons I'm moving to Colorado is for the degree I want, Finance with a concentration in Real Estate. Both schools look like they have great programs. I'm hoping the desicion is easy to make once I visit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 911TurboS
    One of the reasons I'm moving to Colorado is for the degree I want, Finance with a concentration in Real Estate. Both schools look like they have great programs. I'm hoping the desicion is easy to make once I visit.
    Obviously I'm biased (based on the fact that I went there) but CU's B-school is going to open more doors for you.
    Hot's good. Cold is good. Up, down. Those are good, too.

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    If it makes a difference, Fort Collins is essentially flat and most of the roads are wide, so commuting is a breeze. I could get almost anywhere in town in 15 minutes or less.

    You can get a workout if you ride out to the hills, and there are some killers, like the road up to Horsetooth Reservoir.

    Also, don't forget to replace the QR seatpost clamp with a bolt. I rode standing up for a week, until I scraped together the $ for a replacement seat and post.

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    I got my admissions letter from CSU yesterday and got accepted! Still waiting on CU.

    I think I am going to choose CSU mainly because I will be paying out of state tuition and CU cost $7,500 a year more! Not sure why that is being they're both state colleges... I briefly considered the University of Denver, but at $30,000 year, I don't think so.

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    I got into CU also. I am also going to apply to the University of Denver.

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