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grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade B
  4. Campus
    grade A minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade A minus
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade A minus
  9. Dorms
    grade C+
  10. Campus Food
    grade A
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade B

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Montana State is an above-average public university located in Bozeman, Montana. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 12,359 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.

About

Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Big Sky Conference

Montana State University Rankings

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MSU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
82%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1090-1310
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$16,746 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$6,382 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
85%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 140 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 163 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 161 responses

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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
2
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
2
How Students Learn
  • All
    1%
  • None
    89%
  • Some
    10%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,359 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,401
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 118 responses
  • Diverse (hipsters, jocks, country kids, foreign)
    36%
  • Ski bums, country, and other
    22%
  • It is a mix of all things here on campus.
    17%
  • Here to ski/snowboard
    10%
  • Hipsters, jocks, and country kids
    8%
  • Hipster
    2%
  • White
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
59%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 191 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 230 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 119 responses
  • Mountains and Minds
    43%
  • Diversity and outdoors
    22%
  • Outdoors and education
    14%
  • Striving for academic/real world success
    8%
  • Outdoors and ski bums
    5%
  • Crazy
    3%
  • Ever changing but historical
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,200 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
57%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 108 responses

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