B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
Montana State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Big Sky Conference
Address
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717

Admissions

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Test Scores and GPA for Montana State University

Cost

Net Price
$14,326/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,699/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,620/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,999/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,687/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,886/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.140 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.140 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.138 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
11,236Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 95 responses
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  • Diverse (hipsters, jocks, country kids, foreign)
    39%
  • Ski bums, country, and other
    22%
  • Here to ski/snowboard
    13%
  • It is a mix of all things here on campus.
    13%
  • Hipsters, jocks, and country kids
    11%
  • Hipster
    2%
  • Jock
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
60%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.168 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.207 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 96 responses
Report
  • Mountains and Minds
    42%
  • Diversity and outdoors
    25%
  • Outdoors and education
    14%
  • Striving for academic/real world success
    8%
  • Outdoors and ski bums
    4%
  • Ever changing but historical
    3%
  • Crazy
    2%

After Montana State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
50%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.108 responses
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Montana State University Reviews

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Montana State University is a decent option for those who enjoy the outdoors and small town living. The campus is clean and generally safe. Although female students are sometimes harassed walking through campus and town. The courses are not particularly rigorous, and the general student population is happy with a passing grade (not much competition). Tuition is affordable for in-state students and out-of-state students who obtain the WUE scholarship. Activity wise, there is not much else to do outside of the university besides drink, ski, and hike. Overall though it is a decent university with most professors eager to help students succeed.
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I really enjoy the atmosphere at Montana State University, everyone is extremely nice and willing to help you along the way. There is next to no bullying on campus, so no need to worry about that. There are also tons of clubs to choose from that will not only be there for the club activities but will be there for you. So choose a course or be undecided and enjoy the ride at Montana State!
Montana state is a wonderful place to go and learn, right on the edge of amazing ski slopes and hiking trails as well as the upbeat, supportive community that is Bozeman, MT. The open campus promotes being outside and enjoying the amazing Montana landscapes. Fresh air is good for the brain! As they say "Mountains and Minds".