Montana State University: Ranking & Review

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Bozeman Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 159 461
Top 3%

Montana State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate83%84%82%
Applicants16,7698,3358,434
Admissions13,9377,0186,919
Enrolled undergraduates3,3561,8381,518
Enrolled total (including graduate students)16,6138,8547,759

1,789 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

664 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $30. Application fee for graduates - $60.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRequired
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programNeither required nor recommended
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores975
Percent of students submitting SAT scores29%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
600
Math
595

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores2,618
Percent of students submitting ACT scores78%
ACT Composite
24
ACT English
23
ACT Math
23

Montana State University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $21,129 $38,121
Off-campus $21,129 $38,121
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $9,250 and other expenses per full academic year.

Montana State University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 4,200 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $5,490 $22,194
Fees for full-time undergraduates $1,589 $1,877
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $342 $1,050
Tuition for Full-time graduates $4,941 $16,805
Fees for full-time graduates $1,437 $1,653
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $388 $1,096

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Engineering 440 42 10 492
Education 139 191 15 345
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 20 240 31 291
Health Professions and Related Programs 23 215 24 18 280
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 189 11 8 208
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences 197 8 205
Visual and Performing Arts 15 125 12 152
Social Sciences 136 3 139
Physical Sciences 73 22 13 108
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 99 8 1 108
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 10 87 97
Psychology 81 14 95
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 47 41 2 90
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 60 13 6 79
Mathematics and Statistics 38 29 6 73
Architecture and Related Services 40 25 65
Natural Resources and Conservation 30 26 2 58
History 45 3 3 51
English Language and Literature & Letters 42 6 48
Precision Production 39 39
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 21 21
Philosophy and Religious Studies 17 17
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 14 14
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 13 13
Transportation and Materials Moving 6 6
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 5 5
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1 1 2
Construction Trades
Grand Total1602,370487843,101

A total of 2,530 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Montana State University.

At the master's and doctor's level 571 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate54%51%60%
  • Full-time retention rate - 76%
  • Part-time retention rate - 55%

General info

Alternative namesMSU
Founded1893
MottoMountains and Minds
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Mission StatementMontana State University, the state's land-grant institution, educates students, creates knowledge and art, and serves communities by integrating learning, discovery and engagement.
Colorsblue, gold
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff2,755
Instructional FTE751
Research FTE29
Public Service FTE20
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.montana.edu
AddressMontana State University
Bozeman, Montana, 59717
United States
Urbanization levelTown: Remote
City population10,000 - 50,000
Phone4069940211
Fax+1 (406) 994 1619

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