Montana State University-Billings

1500 University Dr, Billings, United States
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Overview of Montana State University-Billings

About this school

Montana State University - Billings, founded in 1927, is a public university. Its 92-acre campus is located in Billings.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:4,021
    • Men:1,507 (37.5%)
    • Women:2,514 (62.5%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Montana State University - Billings is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required for some
September 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component recommended
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1500 University Drive
City, State, Zip
Billings, MT  59101
Phone
(406) 657-2158
Fax
(406) 657-2302
Email
-

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$30
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
100% of 1,423 applicants were admitted
Women
100% of 845 applicants were admitted
Men
100% of 578 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,342 (94%) of 1,421 admitted students enrolled
Women
806 (95%) of 845 admitted students enrolled
Men
536 (93%) of 576 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.17
375 And Above
19%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
23%
2.00 - 2.49
11%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
20 average |18-23 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
1%
• Score 24 - 29
21%
• Score 18 - 23
56%
• Score 12 - 17
22%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $5,833|Out-of-state: $18,098
  • Room & Board: - $7,690 (56.58572479764533%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,550 (11.405445180279617%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $4,350 (32.00883002207505%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Montana State University - Billings accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002530
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
481 (85.3%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
357 (74.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
352 (98.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
120 (34.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
74%
Average Award
$9,959
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 314 (89.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,512
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 288 (81.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,131
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 15 (4.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
50 (8.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,136

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,848 (74.7%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,473 (79.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,453 (98.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
487 (33.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
75%
Average Award
$10,006
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,241 (85.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,468
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,239 (85.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,596
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 39 (2.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
149 (6.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,625

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
68%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$26,780
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, Montana Tuition Waiver Awards
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


158

Part-Time Faculty


167

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


31%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 20% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 33% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 29% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 12% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 3% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 34% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 45% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 16% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 4% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,160,743

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1500
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Montana State University - Billings provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


57.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


11.2%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


24.1%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


27.9%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (44)


  • Accounting
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Community Psychology
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Organizational Communication, General
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Education, Psychology

Online Degrees


Health and Human Professions/Athletic Training

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Health Administration, Master of Education, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Special Education

Master's Programs of Study (15)


  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Communication--General
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Reading Education
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Special Education

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


109,059

Nearest Metropolitan Area


92 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
13.7 average low in January, 77.6 average high in September
Rain
97 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
1 mile(s) from campus in Billings
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Billings
Nearest Train Station
250 mile(s) from campus in Havre, MT

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


10% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


90%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Yellowjacket
School Colors
Blue and yellow

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
baseball, basketball, bowling, cheerleading, cross-country running, football, golf, racquetball, skiing (cross-country), soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Montana State University - Billings offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, intervarsity christian fellowship, accounting club, heroes, multicultural club, art student league

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,400

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
4,021
Women
2,514
Men
1,507

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 4.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.0% Asian
  • 1.2% Black/African-American
  • 5.7% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 82.3% White
  • 1.4% Unknown

International Students


1.9% from 30 countries

Average Age


26

Number of Graduate Students


380

Student Resources

Study resources