82%

Acceptance Rate

$6,276

Avg.Financial Aid

002532

FAFSA Code

About Montana State University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

16,814

Website

www.montana.edu/

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

NWCCU

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Montana State University (MSU) is a public type institution established in 1893, located on the south side of the Bozeman, United States. It has been recognized as one of the best value university according to Magazine Money. This university attracts more than 40 per cent of its students from out of state.

One of the greatest assets is its location in Bozeman. It is recognized as one of the top towns for outdoor recreation and a high-quality lifestyle in the country.

  • MSU is well known nationally for its fame in research among leading public research universities.

  • MSU acceptance rate is 82% with a total student population of 16,814 which includes 12,814 full-timers and 3,545 part-timers.

  • The student-faculty ratio is 19:1 and the total graduation rate is 53%.

  • The University is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Online Education at MSU

The university has extended its education from the traditional setting to the online environment with the latest technology implementations. The faculties are trained to give the classes in the online format to make sure that the students get the same comfortable feel as in the traditional in-class experience.


Reviews

Some of the student’s reviews and ranking according to the U.S.News report are given below:

  • The campus is very beautiful and there are lots of places to explore around it. The university keeps renovating the fitness centre and classrooms. The students can go for trekking as the mountain is just 15 minutes away from the campus.

  • Most of the professors are knowledgeable and works with students to bring some progress to them. The academics are of high-quality. The workload is stressful and extensive but beneficial at the end.

Location & Contact

Address

Montana State University

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 4069940211
Fax: 4069941893
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Rankings

Based on the U.S. news, Montana State University ranks in the following categories:

  • #205th in National Universities.

  • #195th in High School Counselor Rankings.

  • #112th in Top Public Schools.

  • #146th in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

Rolling Admissions

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

82%

SAT Range

1090 - 1320

ACT Range

21 - 28

Application Fee

$30

SAT/ACT

Neither required nor recommended

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

MSU is quite an easy school with moderate chances to get admitted in, with the acceptance rate of 82%. Last year, over 82 applicants out of every 100 were admitted into the faculty. Academically it has an average requirement for admission test scores. And there is no deadline for application, MSU has Rolling Admission procedures.

The SAT score should be in 1090 or above and an ACT score should be 21 or above. The average high school GPA requirement is 3.3 or above on a 4.0 scale for the admitted freshmen class.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$15,801

Average Annual Cost

$5,654

Books And Supplies

$1,450

Other Fees

$1,623

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$10,100

Budget For Other Expenses

$3,626

Total One Year Cost

$22,453

You might be thinking of  "How much does it take to attend the Montana State University?", So here is the answer to your query. The total cost to attend the University is $22,453 annually, it varies depending upon the program an applicant applies for, there are slight variations in the cost of attendance for various programs.

The Net-price to attend the university is $15,801, the average total cost for tuition is $5,654, books and supplies are $1,450, $10,100 for room and board, and $1,623 for other fees.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctoral

Student:Faculty Ratio

19:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

77%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

60%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$9,986

Faculty Overview

57%

Male Professors

43%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Business/Commerce, General

238 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

215 Graduates

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human...

197 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering

155 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

102 Graduates

Chemical Engineering

94 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

88 Graduates

Psychology, General

81 Graduates

Civil Engineering

80 Graduates

Biology, General

73 Graduates

Computer Science

60 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

59 Graduates

Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomica...

56 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering Related Tech...

56 Graduates

Film/Video and Photographic Arts

53 Graduates

Animal Sciences

51 Graduates

Microbiological Sciences and Immuno...

51 Graduates

Sociology

51 Graduates

History

45 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

42 Graduates

Political Science and Government

42 Graduates

Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

40 Graduates

Environmental Design

40 Graduates

Precision Metal Working

39 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

37 Graduates

Biomedical/Medical Engineering

35 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

35 Graduates

Economics

34 Graduates

Mathematics

32 Graduates

Construction Engineering Technologi...

31 Graduates

Chemistry

30 Graduates

Agricultural Business and Managemen...

24 Graduates

Plant Sciences

24 Graduates

Industrial Engineering

23 Graduates

Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

21 Graduates

Wildlife and Wildlands Science and...

19 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

15 Graduates

Sustainability Studies

14 Graduates

Allied Health and Medical Assisting...

13 Graduates

Computer Engineering

13 Graduates

Music

13 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

12 Graduates

Drafting/Design Engineering Technol...

10 Graduates

Health and Medical Administrative S...

10 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

10 Graduates

Anthropology

9 Graduates

Biotechnology

9 Graduates

Philosophy

9 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

8 Graduates

Physics

8 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

8 Graduates

Air Transportation

6 Graduates

Statistics

6 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

2 Graduates

Area Studies

1 Graduates

Natural Resources Management and Po...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

14,851

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

24%

Full-time

84%

Part-time

16%

Students Gender

Male

54%

US National: 44%

Female

46%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

84% White

1% Unknown

1% Black

4% Hispanic

5% Two or more races

3% Non Resident alien

1% Asian

1% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

2%

Unknown Location

53%

Out Of State

45%

In State

0%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$53,207 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

25%

Averege Housing Cost

N/A

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around N/A.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

N/A

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Bobcats

School Colors

blue and gold

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Big Sky Conference

Total Male Athletes

193

Total Female Athletes

122

Intramural Sports

N/A

Sports Club

N/A

Sports Team (Men)

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Skiing-Snowboarding

Tennis

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Skiing-Snowboarding

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

The university offers on-campus housing facilities to the students who wish to stay on the campus. At MSU, $10,300 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. Montana State University offers a number of dining and meal plan options for its students. To ensure the safety and security of students, the university has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The university has enrolled around 54% male and 46% female students.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$33,500/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$43,200/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$9,500

$30,990

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$99 - 322

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

79%

Average Aid Per Year

$6,276

Students Receiving Federal Grants

22%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,865

Students Receiving State Aid

3%

Average Aid Per Year

$8,313

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

69%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,340

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$5,654

$30K - $48K

$4,958

$48K - $75K

$1,735

$75K - $110K

$143

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$426,182

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$5,225,659

The university follows the concept that the financial background of a person should not stop him from attaining higher education. The financial aid office assists the students and their families with the information required to obtain financial aid.

The students are requested to fill FAFSA form as the initial step towards obtaining financial aids. The federal school code is 002532.

  • The Federal-Aid includes Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Work-Study, Direct Subsidized Loan, Federal Nursing Student Loan, Direct PLUS Loan, and so on.

  • The Institutional Aid includes the Non-Resident Freshman Achievement Award, Non-Resident Freshman Distinction Award, and Western Undergraduate Exchange Award.

  • The Military Aid includes Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty, Yellow Ribbon Program, Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve, Tuition Assistance Program, and Post 9/11 GI Bill.

  • To know more about average net price by family income visit to our Program and Tuition page.

The Percentage of Aid offered to the students per year at Montana State University per year is given below:

  • Around 79% of students receive Gift Aid for an average amount of $6,276.

  • A total of 22% of students receive Federal Grant Aid for an average amount of $4,865.

  • An average amount of $8,313 is offered as State Aid to 3% of students.

  • And 69% of students receive Institutional Aid for an average amount of $5,340.

Average Grant that will be offered is based on student's Family Income.

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