Being an out-of-state student from California, it was important for me to research things like cars and transportation on campus my first year. Do I need a car? Should I have a car? For you fellow out-of-state students, I personally found it easiest to not have a car my first year. Using Groome Transportation I was able to schedule a shuttle that picked me up on campus and took me straight to my airline at the Denver Airport. This took care of my worries when I was flying back home for breaks. I also found out that CSU has an amazing transportation system both on and off campus. I take the bus systems everywhere in Fort Collins and never found a need for a car my first year.
Knowing that I could survive college 1,000 miles away without my own vehicle was a relief in my decision-making process. It is also important to note the average cost of living and rent in a city! Since you most likely will not live on campus through your entire undergrad, looking at what the rent might be once you move off campus is important too.