Montana State University: Ranking & Review

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Bozeman
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United States
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World
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1159460
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

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

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

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
Engineering4404210492
Education13919115345
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services2024031291
Health Professions and Related Programs232152418280
Biological and Biomedical Sciences189118208
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences1978205
Visual and Performing Arts1512512152
Social Sciences1363139
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences9981108
Physical Sciences732213108
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields108797
Psychology811495
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities4741290
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services6013679
Mathematics and Statistics3829673
Architecture and Related Services402565
Natural Resources and Conservation3026258
History453351
English Language and Literature & Letters42648
Precision Production3939
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics2121
Philosophy and Religious Studies1717
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies1414
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1313
Transportation and Materials Moving66
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies55
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies112
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 population37,000
Phone4069940211
Fax+1 (406) 994 1619

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