Montana State University

Bozeman, MT, USA

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
16,613
Total Number of Undergrads
14,652
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
Student:Faculty Ratio
19:1
US National: 21:1
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
43%
20-39 Students
36%
40-99 Students
13%
100+ Students
6%
0
100
22%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
52%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%

Faculty Overview

Gender
Male
Female
44%
55%
Ethnicity

Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
White
87%
Hispanic
2%
Multi-Racial
1%
Unknown
2%

What Students Are Saying

3.76 Average Rating
you don't earn a degree at montana state for nothing! the professors want to see what you can do with the skills you have. they are understanding and will help you out specifically if you just ask, but they really want you to be challenged in college so you're better prepared for what you're going to get after college in the working world. just remember, academic rigor becomes more challenging as you move forward with your major. be ready for it, and learn early how to properly manage your time. also know that your professors want you to succeed just as much as you want to get an 'a'! do the best you can, try not to be stressed, utilize what you learned in high school.
Alyssa from Bozeman, MT
One of MSU's great traits is that it's a big school with small class sizes, which is always a plus. Mostly only first and second year classes are bigger, but I don't think there are any bigger than 300. All of mine in the engineering department are less than 50 (most less than 30), excluding core classes.

Mostly, it's as difficult as you make it. The classes are relatively easy or difficult depending on what you're good at, but the professors are awesome. They're always around to help out with difficult material, or if you're really good at the subject, they're a great source for advanced work.
Hannah from Bozeman, MT
School is what you make of it, and Montana State University can certainly offer you rigorous courses, especially in the sciences. One of the great things the university offers is help centers for many of the courses. So, if you find yourself in a particularly hard math class, for example, you can go to the math help center and get as much support as you need!
Erika from Polson, MT
This depends on the classes you take and your major, but overall it is still challenging. Professors work to make sure the students succeed, but will not just give you all the information all the time. If you need help, you have to seek them out to get it.
Alisa from Gresham, OR