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ACCEPTANCE RATE

81.94%

FINANCIAL AID RATE

87%

STUDENT TEACHER RATIO

19:1

DEGREE OFFERED ONLINE

32

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.

$4,609

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Average Grants + Scholarship Aid Awarded to Undergraduate Students

Percent of Full-Time Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid

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Montana State University

1300 W Park St, Butte, MT

MSU provides a variety of program options for students to aid them in their growth and development. The school is located in Bozeman, Montana and publically funded. As a land grant institution this school is among larger public institutions in the state of Montana. Approximately 13,000 students are enrolled annually at MSU.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Family And Consumer Sciences
  • Education
  • Architecture

To be considered for admissions, you may be required to complete an application, write a personal statement, and submit test scores or other school records, which are then evaluated by the admissions office. The majority of students admitted to MSU earn an SAT score between 1470 - 1840, or an ACT score between 21 - 28. Roughly 60% of all applicant were accepted at Montana State University, with 45% of those accepted choosing to enroll. More information on admissions can be found at montana.edu.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is different for in-state and nonresidents. In-state residents pay around $7,100 and nonresidents pay $21,000 per year. Financial aid may be offered to students that meet the necessary requirements in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The Montana State University Bobcats participate in a number of intercollegiate athletic programs, overseen by the NCAA. Available athletic programs offered may include but not limited to:

  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Football (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Golf (NCAA Division I-AA)

Students should visit the Montana State University website to obtain a complete list of areas of study, programs, student services, and more that is available at this school.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give an overview of the candidates Montana State University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Montana State University is around 17,000 students. The student body is made up of 88% undergraduate students and 20% graduate students.

$15,800

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $15,800. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $30 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • In-State: $5,700-$6,800
    • Out-of-State: $24,000-$28,670
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • State Residents: $350-$420 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $1,100-$1,400 per credit unit
  • The average estimated cost for on campus dorms & meals is listed to be around $12,000

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid87%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships79%$6,005
Receiving Student Loans46%$6,859
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Montana State University may provide student services like:

  • Online course work available
  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assisting students to find work
  • Day care for children

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Art and Design Program
  • Dietetics Program
  • Graduate Teacher Education Program
  • Music Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

Montana State University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division I-FCS classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Basketball (Big Sky Conference)
  • Track and Field (Big Sky Conference)
  • Football (Big Sky Conference)
  • Golf
  • Skiing
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

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  • English Language and Literature

  • Transportation and Materials Moving

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