Tuition & Fees

$7,278

$24,992

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
42%
500-599
39%
400-499
8%
700-800
11%
600-699
41%
500-599
38%
400-499
9%
300-399
1%
700-800
4%
600-699
22%
500-599
45%
400-499
25%
300-399
4%
30-36
16%
24-29
33%
18-23
37%
12-17
13%
6-11
1%
30-36
11%
24-29
48%
18-23
29%
12-17
12%
30-36
15%
24-29
42%
18-23
36%
12-17
7%
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undergraduateRatios

54%

male

46%

female

1

teacher

19

students

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Moderately Selective

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 13,937
Declined + 2,832
Total Received 16,769
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Public

14,725

undergraduate students

1,978

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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Location

School Facts

Montana State University, founded in 1893 as Montana State College and Montana's land grant institution, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 1,781-acre campus is located in Bozeman, Montana.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 16,703
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: 45,250), 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

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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
20%
Top 1/4
44%
Top 1/2
76%
Bottom 1/2
24%
Bottom 1/4
7%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
42%
500-599
39%
400-499
8%
700-800
11%
600-699
41%
500-599
38%
400-499
9%
300-399
1%
700-800
4%
600-699
22%
500-599
45%
400-499
25%
300-399
4%
30-36
16%
24-29
33%
18-23
37%
12-17
13%
6-11
1%
30-36
11%
24-29
48%
18-23
29%
12-17
12%
30-36
15%
24-29
42%
18-23
36%
12-17
7%

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

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 13,937
Declined + 2,832
Total Received 16,769

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

Financial Aid

74%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$11,308

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,278
Room & board $10,100
Books & supplies $1,450
Total $18,828
Average Financial Aid - $11,308
Total with Avg. Aid $7,520

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $14,689,828
State $356,015
Institutional $3,050,707
Other external $2,820,172
Total $20,916,722

Non-need-based

Federal
State $480,485
Institutional $2,624,360
Other external $2,605,902
Total $5,710,747
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 406 994-2845
F: 406 994-6962
finaid@montana.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Brandi Payne
Director of Financial Aid
finaid@montana.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Leon Costello (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Camie Bechtold (women's)
Swa
email

Athletic Facts

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

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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biological Sciences
  2. Business
  3. Nursing

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Engineering

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-veterinary science

16,703

total students

62%

in-state

38%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

88%

14,725
students

Female
46%
6,753

Male
54%
7,972

12%

1,978
students

Female
53%
1,055

Male
47%
923

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

84%

12,403
students

Female
46%
5,616

Male
54%
6,787

16%

2,322
students

Female
49%
1,137

Male
51%
1,185

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
< 1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
83%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

76%

Transfer applicants accepted

58%

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

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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