I like the city and the fact that I know quite a few people who go there now or will be going next year. I've also heard of a couple people who have gone to other colleges but have transferred back to CSU, which is a good sign. I think my decision is very much based on comfort.
My biggest concern is the class size of certain core classes, like math. I know I will be needing outside help since it's not a very strong subject for me.
I know that CSU is well received by the community, but for my peers there's more mixed feelings. Some just want to get out and experience a change of pace but some just apply to CSU and live at home and also maybe apply to another nearby university like UNC in Greeley. The people who choose to stay and go to CSU aren't necessarily unable to attend a more prestigious school; they may just find it more of a comforting atmosphere as well.
By the way, I added a college visit report that you can check out.