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Montana State University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 1,941 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 498 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

46% Women
54% Men


NCAA Division I-AA

Big Sky Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $153,364)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $99,611)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 74 93 Yes Yes
Basketball 17 12 - Yes
Football 108 - - Yes
Golf - 10 - Yes
Rodeo 20 20 - -
Skiing 15 38 Yes -
Tennis 10 9 - Yes
Volleyball - 14 Yes Yes
Badminton - - Yes Yes
Baseball - - Yes -
Bowling - - - Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cricket - - Yes -
Cycling - - Yes Yes
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Soccer - - Yes Yes
Softball - - - Yes
Swimming and Diving - - Yes Yes
Table Tennis - - - Yes
Water Polo - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 3.0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.5%
Black/non-Hispanic 0.5%
Hispanic 1.5%
Non-resident alien 3.5%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 6.5%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 83.4%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 21 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Student Newspaper
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 2
Drug Law Violation 43
Liquor Law Violation 60
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 3
Property Crime 17
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Alyssa from Bozeman, MT
  • 5
  • dorm life at montana state is well-worth the money you pay to live there! your social life is so much more diverse if you live around other people going to…

  • Feb-10-2012 Read More
  • Erika from Polson, MT
  • 4
  • Dorm life if fun and very social! There's dorms and floors with themes so if you'd like to be surrounded by other outdoor enthusiasts, architectural students, or whatever it is…

  • Jan-09-2012 Read More
  • Adriana from Bozeman, MT
  • 5
  • Get involved! I joined RHA (Resident Hall Association), they are always doing events! It's a great chance for you to meet new people from your dorm or from other dorms.…

  • Jan-10-2012 Read More
  • Jon from Helena, MT
  • 5
  • the dorms are clean, safe, secure, and fun. there is no better environment for a first year college student to come into and live in than the msu dorms, and…

  • Jan-19-2012 Read More
  • Nathaniel from Bozeman, MT
  • 3
  • the dorms offer a lot of great activities to do with new people and have various, fun competitions. you also have to share a bathroom with a least 15 other…

  • Jan-22-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Rebecca from Conrad, MT
  • Nov-16-2014 I am a current student here

    With three dining halls on campus, and a cafeteria in the SUB, students are never far from sustenance. The food served is prepared on-site by the kitchen staff, and served with smiles. The staff are friendly, and the food is good. Often, the dining halls will have themed meals, including Made In Montana and Turkey Dinner. Late Night Bites, open after dinner till midnight, is an enormous convenience. Late night studying? Head over to Harrison or Miller dining hall for some brain food! Burgers and nachos are a LNB staple, with other foods rotating nightly.

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  • 4
  • Jennifer from Missoula, MT
  • Apr-08-2014 I am a current student here

    If you have a meal plan, you can eat at any of the dining halls on campus. Each dining hall has a certain thing that makes them different. Hannon has a home cooked meal feel. Johnstone has the best sandwich bar. Miller has Kathy, who makes the best omelettes you will ever have every saturday morning.

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  • 3
  • Sierra from Cheyenne, WY
  • Mar-10-2014 I am a current student here

    There are many different choices offered on campus through dinning halls and restaurants. On the weekends there are limited hours where food is available. Sometimes the food gets old and eating off campus is a must.

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  • 4
  • Brittney from Billings, MT
  • Feb-27-2014 I am a current student here

    Again it depends on where you go. It also depends on your transportation situation. For me I do not have a vehicle so I tend to eat on campus a lot. Campus has a great variety of places to eat and a tremendous amount of selections. Its not the same as mom's home cooking but honestly its not horrible.

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  • 3
  • Robin from Missoula, MT
  • Feb-26-2014 I am a current student here

    There are several options and three different dining halls. There is always the main meal of the day, pizza, salad, and sandwiches. You can look up the menu on the school's website. Breakfast is good and the late nite bite is the best for when you get done with those late night classes or tests. They have special meals for vegans or those with other dietary needs. Somehow Hannon ended up having the best food, but it is still similar all around. Everyone has their own opinion and some days the food was better than other days.

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  • 4
  • Katelyn from Bozeman, MT
  • Feb-10-2014 I am a current student here

    Food is generally good. Depending on the day you'll get all sorts of choices and healthy options. Not many awesome restaurants in Bozeman, but if you look hard enough you'll find some diamonds in the rough.

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  • 5
  • Kelsey from Bozeman, MT
  • Jan-30-2014 I am a current student here

    Three on campus dinning halls- Miller, Hannon, and Johnstone. While it's not your mothers home cooking, it's also not half bad. Though it's unavoidably complained about! More food court style meals available in the Student Union Building as well as coffee in the library.

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  • 4
  • Riley from Worden, MT
  • Jan-15-2014 I am a current student here

    There are three dinning halls across campus with places to buy food and drinks also across campus. Then there are also restaurants close to campus if you wanted to go them.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Sierra from Cheyenne, WY
  • Mar-10-2014 I am a current student here

    Our greek life seems to be more about the parties and not about their involvement on and off campus. I never hear about them doing any good. They seem like a pointless part of campus life.

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  • 0
  • Kelsey from Bozeman, MT
  • Jan-30-2014 I am a current student here

    4 sororties 7 frats Rush even if you don't think you join- Montana Greeks have a tendency to surprise you and draw in the unexpecting!

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  • 0
  • Riley from Worden, MT
  • Jan-15-2014 I am a current student here

    If Greek life is for you then there are seven fraternities and four sororities that are always looking for new members. It is a great way to meet new people and become engaged on campus.

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  • 0
  • Danielle from Livingston, MT
  • Oct-23-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is a small community on campus but they are the most active. There are rumors that the greek fraternity houses are unsafe for female students, but I've never found that to be true for every students. It's a community that I'm not a part of, but I've had fun at their parties and philanthropy events. Their philanthropy events are strong traditions.

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  • 0
  • Desirea from Billings, MT
  • Oct-09-2013 I am a current student here

    There are a few fraternities and sororities here on campus. They are all really friendly, outgoing people. They put on a lot of great events for MSU and the community.

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  • 0
  • B, from CA
  • Sep-30-2013 I am a current student here

    Pretty good. Quite a few Frats. the Sororities don't seem to involve themself all that much. Kappa is right next to campus and apparently has parties, and is one of the better ones with great guys to hang out with. Pike has an unfortunate negative reputation, along with Chi. SAE is just kind of random and there. Not really sure what they are about to be honest. Chi Alpha seems like a great group of people. As far as sororities, Chi O doesn't have a great rep either. AGD definitely does, they are some really nice gals.

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