Montana State University

Bozeman, MT, USA
3.76 Average Rating

Established in 1893, Montana State University is situated in Bozeman, Montana. MSU is the state’s land-grant university and is the primary campus for the Montana State University System. Considered by the Carnegie Foundation as an institution with a high undergraduate profile, MSU is the largest research university in Montana and MSU undergrads work on the kind of research expenditures typically reserved for graduate students. MSU is surrounded by five mountain ranges, close to two ski resorts, and is home to the largest T-Rex skull ever found at its Museum of the Rockies. 

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Suburb or town
In-State Students
62%
Out-Of-State Students
35%
0
100
83%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 2
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1131
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision July 1, 2019
Spring Regular Decision December 1, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
16,703
Total Number of Undergrads
14,725
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
20%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
50%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
19:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$16,809
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$5,330
Out-of-State Tuition
$21,341
0
100
74%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
74%
Average Aid Per Year
$11,308
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
56%
44%
Student Organizations
250
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Great Falls
Seattle
Billings
Missoula
Denver
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
88%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$40,400
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What Students Are Saying

3.76 Average Rating
Montana State University has a very inspiring feel to it. Not only am I surrounded by motivated learners on a daily basis, I am also surrounded by intriguing landscapes that constantly reward my efforts. I've found my niche in the Earth Sciences program, and am enthusiastic to learn all I can.
Erika from Polson, MT
montana state provides great hands-on research opportunity for all of it's students. it also has a very warm and friendly community that surrounds the college and that is also very involved with the school. msu has been a very wonderful experience for me so far!
Amara from Bozeman, MT

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