Montana State University

Bozeman, MT, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
83%
Acceptance Rate
16,769
Students Applied
76%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
1381
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision July 1, 2019
Spring Regular Decision December 1, 2019
Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$30
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
62%
Out-Of-State Students
39%
US States Represented
50
Countries Represented
72
78%
Submitting ACT
29%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 24
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1195
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
540
75th
650
Reading
25th
550
75th
650
3.40
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
38%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
14%
2.00 - 2.49
6%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
20
Top 25%
43
Top 50%
74
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
168
$30k - $48k
145
$48k - $75k
185
$75k - $110k
201
$110k+
214

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: admissions@montana.edu
Admissions Telephone: 406-994-2452
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.76 Average Rating
Make sure that you can handle cold weather. Winters here get really cold for weeks at a time (we're talking sub-zero here). Be ready to balence school work with all the amazing outdoor activities that you are going to want to do.
Margaret from Bozeman, MT
Come and visit! And ask questions during your visit.
Also, be aware that it gets quite cold here, so you'll want warm clothes, and if you're not a snow and freezing temperatures person, you might not like it here. It is beautiful in the winter though!
Kathleen from Spokane Valley, WA
1) get involved! be sure to go to catapalooza at the beginning of fall semester, one of the biggest events on campus. catapalooza takes place right in the center of campus, and has tons of booths with free stuff, info about clubs, sororities, frats, job opportunities and more! it is the perfect time to meet new people and discover everything msu has to offer you for the year! 2) find out what classes require you to be present as part of a grade. not all the professors tell you if your grade is partially determined by particpation or class attendance, so be sure you figure that out before you decide to use your new-found college freedom to hit some fresh powder on the slopes! 3) try not to procrastinate. if you do your homework sooner, the less time you'll spend racking your brain to write your paper at the last minute, and the more time you'll have later for your social life.
Alyssa from Bozeman, MT
get involved! getting involved no matter where you go to school is important and will make your college experience that much more remember able and fulfilling.
Amara from Bozeman, MT
Visit the campus one in the fall or summer and once in the winter. It will give you a chance to see what Montana winters are like. If you decide to come here, take your studies seriously freshman year and don't live over in the Hedges....they are not a good learning environment.
Amanda from Shoshone, ID
If you are looking for great research or internship opportunities this is the place to be. Montana State is within the Nation's top tier for this! If you are a minority this would be a great place to go if interesting in the hard sciences, math, engineering, etc. But I would also like to add that with the past few years MSU lost about 9 million in funding. This is significant because programs across campus have been cut completely, some altered(budget cuts), some merged into other programs, and some may lose all funding in 2012.
Jas from Montana
Check us out you will not be disappointed.
Ashley from Sioux Falls, SD
Explore your potential major(s) before attending college. You have to declare a major at orientation, and it's a bit frustrating to change. MSU, like pretty much every school out there, has a fairly regimented course schedule for majors. They're all supposed to take 4 years.

Also, MSU takes pretty much all AP credit, so take as many as you can to get all of your core classes out of the way. One of the most common complaints for underclassmen is having to repeat certain courses. If you need it though, make sure you take it. It's a bad idea to skip something unless you're comfortable with it. College isn't like high school where you can learn it and then forget it. Everything you learn builds on the knowledge before it, so make sure you get it down and right the first time.
Hannah from Bozeman, MT
The biggest challenge new students will find, in my opinion, is the balance between play time and study time. In Bozeman, the options for play time has an exhausting list and it can be easy to blow off school work. Be aware of this, and try develop some kind of schedule that can maximize your fun-time without sacrificing your grades.
Erika from Polson, MT
Learn to manage your time wisely! It takes a bit to figure this out, and it's pretty hard the first few weeks, but once you figure it out, then your life will be much easier. Also, get involved! You will have a lot more fun if you join a club or a sports team.
Alisa from Gresham, OR