Tuition & Fees

$7,031

$23,042

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

55%

45%

male

female

1
19

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 12,277
Declined + 2,539
Total Received 14,816
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Public

13,677

undergraduate students

1,976

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biological Sciences
  2. Business
  3. Nursing
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Codes

SAT 4488
ACT 2420

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
31%
500-599
40%
400-499
19%
300-399
3%
700-800
7%
600-699
35%
500-599
38%
400-499
17%
300-399
3%
30-36
17%
24-29
34%
18-23
37%
12-17
11%
6-11
1%
30-36
13%
24-29
49%
18-23
27%
12-17
11%
30-36
15%
24-29
43%
18-23
37%
12-17
5%
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School Facts

Montana State University was founded in 1893 (as Montana State College) and is Montana's land grant institution. Located in Bozeman, Montana, it is a public, comprehensive university that covers 1,781-acres.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 15,653
Established in 1893
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AAFCS (American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSAB (Computing Sciences Accreditation Board)
•  NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)
•  NWCCU (Northwest Comm. on Colleges and Universities)

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Bozeman, MT

1,782-acre campus in Bozeman (population: 39,860), 139 miles from Billings. Served by bus; air serves Belgrade; train serves Havre. School operates transportation within Bozeman.

Montana State University — Bozeman
P.O. Box 172190
Bozeman, MT 59717

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
25%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
76%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
6 fraternities 2% of male students
 
4 sororities 2% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
18%
Top 1/4
42%
Top 1/2
73%
Bottom 1/2
27%
Bottom 1/4
8%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
31%
500-599
40%
400-499
19%
300-399
3%
700-800
7%
600-699
35%
500-599
38%
400-499
17%
300-399
3%
30-36
17%
24-29
34%
18-23
37%
12-17
11%
6-11
1%
30-36
13%
24-29
49%
18-23
27%
12-17
11%
30-36
15%
24-29
43%
18-23
37%
12-17
5%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Common application accepted no
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 12,277
Declined + 2,539
Total Received 14,816

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Ronda Russell
Director of Admissions
P: 888 MSU-CATS
F: 406 994-1923
admissions@montana.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $5,330
Room & board $8,900
Additional fees $1,701
Books & supplies $1,300
Total $17,231
Average Financial Aid - $11,350
Total with Avg. Aid $5,881

Financial Aid

75%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$11,350

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $15,158,681
State $1,020,262
Institutional $2,897,890
Other external $2,483,055
Total $21,559,888

Non-need-based

Federal
State $309,409
Institutional $1,958,541
Other external $1,793,512
Total $4,061,462

Varsity Sports

M W
Alpine skiing
Nordic skiing
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
rodeo
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Big Sky Conference (Football I-AA)
Mascot
Bobcats
School colors
blue and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Agricultural Business
Agricultural Education
Agricultural Operations Technology
Animal Science
Animal/Range Sciences
Anthropology
Applied Economics
Applied Psychology
Architecture
Art
Aviation
Biochemistry
Biological Sciences
Biotechnology
Business
Cell Biology/Neuroscience
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Construction Engineering Management
Construction Engineering Technology
Design Drafting Technology
Directed Interdisciplinary Studies
Earth Science
Earth Sciences
Ecology/Environmental Statistics
Economics
Education
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
Engineering
English
Entomology
Environmental Design
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Science
Fish/Wildlife Biology
Fish/Wildlife Management
Health Promotion
Health/Human Development
History
Horticulture
Industrial Engineering
Industrial/Management Engineering
Interior Design
Land Rehabilitation
Land Resource Science
Land Resources/Environmental Science
Land Resources/Environmental Sciences
Liberal Studies
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Media/Theatre Arts
Microbiology
Modern Languages/Literature
Music
Music Education
Native American Studies
Natural Resources/Rangeland Ecology
Neuroscience
Nursing
Philosophy
Physics
Plant Pathology
Plant Science
Political Science
Professional Accountancy
Psychology
Public Administration
Science Education
Secondary Education
Sociology
Statistics
Technology Education
Veterinary Molecular Biology
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Undergraduate

87%

13,677
students

Female
45%
6,156

Male
55%
7,521

Graduate

13%

1,976
students

Female
55%
1,083

Male
45%
893

undergraduateFull-time

85%

11,654
students

Female
45%
5,196

Male
55%
6,458

undergraduatePart-time

15%

2,023
students

Female
48%
960

Male
52%
1,063

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
< 1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
85%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

76%

Transfer applicants accepted

60%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Not Required/Recommended
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

90%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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