Montana State is an above-average public university located in Bozeman, Montana. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 12,403 undergraduate students. The Montana State acceptance rate is 82%. Popular majors include Business, Nursing, and Family Studies and Consumer Sciences. Graduating 57% of students, Montana State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,500.
Montana State University Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.140 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.162 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.160 responses
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.190 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.229 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.108 responses
Montana State University Reviews
Montana State University is a great place to call home. Everyone is friendly and the faculty and staff are extremely helpful. Here at Montana State, you don't just feel like a number. I have gotten the chance to know each of my professors personally, and they actually care about my future and success at MSU. As a music education major, I have already learned so much, and everything I have learned applies to my degree! Montana State University's campus is so beautiful. Everything is clean and well kept. There are plenty of activities to do on and off-campus. If you love the outdoors and are always down for an adventure, then this is the place for you!
Montana State University has been a positive experience as far as academics and student life! If I could change anything I would like to see more generic scholarships offered to students who are not in athletics or on an academic scholarship. Overall, the school offers nearly everything a student could want in a university setting: clubs, student engagement, great dining halls, living communities, and a beautiful surrounding area great for summer and winter activities. With a wide range of majors and minors offered students can customize their education or follow a plan made by the university. The campus only takes roughly 10 minutes to cross but there is space for everyone to do their own activities--small but spacious.
Montana State really has everything I am looking for! It has a friendly environment, colorful array of classes and personalized tutoring and help centers. Everyone there wants to help you and does care. I also love the beautiful landscape and the town, Bozeman. Overall, Montana State offers not only awesome classes but clubs, extracurriculars, sports and volunteer work options. Anyone who is looking for a college experience outside of the box should check out MSU! Go Bobcats!