Red-headed step-child in the state? While your out-of-state student population (41%) continues to grow, more in-state students are choosing CSU. That's evident in the fact CSU has nearly as many students as Boulder (both in the 29,000 range), not to mention we have the largest alumni base in Denver. Times are changing in favor of CSU, whether you want to believe it or not. Oh, and I'd bet every school's fan base outside of Boulder would take McElwain over Embree. Let me know if you want a ticket when our new stadium opens in 2014.