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Montana State University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Bozeman, MT

$5,654

Avg in-state tuition

$26,086

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About Montana State University

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Montana State University is a medium-sized public university located on a rural campus in Bozeman, Montana. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 14,648, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 73%. The university offers 58 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 55%, and a student-faculty ratio of 18:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $5,654, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $26,086.

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Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

73% of students were accepted during the 2021-2022 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

76% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2020 and returned in Fall 2021.

Graduation Rate Insight

55% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2015. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Application Considerations

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school transcript Required

High school rank Considered (not required)

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

High school GPA Required

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Considered (not required)

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Yes

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 20-27

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1070-1300

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of more than 15,000 students.

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17k

Students enrolled

21%

Online student enrollment

18:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

83%

Hispanic

5%

Two or more races

5%

Non-U.S. Citizen

2%

American Indian/Alaska Native

2%

Unknown

1%

Asian

1%

Black

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

48%

Socio-economic diversity

17% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

28

Total Online Enrollment

3,554

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

84% On-campus

16% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates Check Bold 8% online

Associate Check Bold 17% online

Bachelor's Check Bold 2% online

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 59% online

Master's Check Bold 24% online

Doctorate Check Bold 7% online

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $5,654 $26,086
Graduate $5,089 $20,447

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2021–2022 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,450
On-campus room and board $10,400
On-campus other expenses $3,908
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $10,400
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $3,908
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $3,908

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $21,412 $41,844
Off-campus without family $21,412 $41,844
Off-campus with family $11,012 $31,444

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

77%

State Grant Aid

10%

Institution Grant Aid

80%

Pell Grant

17%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $1,753
State Grant Aid $969
Institution Grant Aid $5,416
Pell Grant Aid $4,863

Financial Outlook

$23k

Average student debt after graduation

$38k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

Varsity Athletic Teams

NCAA Division I-FCS

of the overall student body is a member of an athletic team.

Participation

Men Women
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Skiing
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • All Track Combined

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees given for the 2021-2022 academic year.

1

Agricultural/Animal/Plant/Veterinary Science And Related Fields

BA

MA

DOC

2

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

3

Architecture And Related Services

BA

MA

DOC

4

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies

BA

MA

DOC

5

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies

BA

MA

DOC