MSU

Montana State University

211 Montana Hall, Bozeman, United States
All photos (10)
  • Total Documents
    448
  • Class Notes
    40
  • Textbook Notes
    9
  • Study Guides
    399
  • Currently Enrolled
    68
  • Previously Enrolled
    85

Overview of Montana State University (MSU)

About this school

Montana State, founded in 1893, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 1,170-acre campus is located in Bozeman, 80 miles southeast of Butte.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:14,400
    • Men:7,923 Men (55.0%)
    • Women:6,477 Women (45.0%)

Location

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Admission Information (MSU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Montana State University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer 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 required

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
Not reported
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
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Used for admission ACT: Used for admission

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
-
City, State, Zip
Bozeman, MT 59717
Phone
(406) 994-2452
Fax
-
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 can 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 not 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
83% of 15,996 applicants were admitted
Women
71% of 8,638 applicants were admitted
Men
97% of 7,358 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
4,451 (34%) of 13,256 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,011 (33%) of 6,098 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,440 (34%) of 7,158 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.38
375 And Above
32%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
16%
2.00 - 2.49
6%

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
• 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
21-28 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
14%
• Score 24 - 29
43%
• Score 18 - 23
36%
• Score 12 - 17
6%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (MSU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $7,223|Out-of-state: $23,927 (33.95%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,250 (43.48%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,350 (6.35%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,450 (16.22%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Montana State University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002532
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,995 (78.8%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,186 (59.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,121 (94.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
456 (40.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
76%
Average Award
$1,154
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 861 (76.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,967
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 879 (78.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,745
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 73 (6.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
407 (16.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,798

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
7,706 (64.6%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
5,393 (70.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
5,186 (96.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,649 (31.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
74%
Average Award
$11,308
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,767 (72.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,905
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 4,299 (82.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,378
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 173 (3.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,230 (10.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,012

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
55%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$27,254
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, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Agriculture, Architecture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Dance, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities

Employment


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

Academics & Instruction (MSU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


600

Part-Time Faculty


438

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


49%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 11% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 31% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 18% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 13% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 12% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 8% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 7% 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: - 19% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 32% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 35% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 8% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 4% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


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
-
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
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 provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


76.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


24.0%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


46.5%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


53.0%

Programs & Majors (MSU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (56)


  • Agricultural Business and Management, General
  • Agricultural Mechanization, General
  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Agriculture, General
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Anthropology
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biotechnology
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Design/Architecture
  • Environmental Science
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • History, General
  • Horticultural Science
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Land Use Planning and Management/Development
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
  • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Plant Sciences, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Statistics, General
  • Technical Teacher Education
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


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


Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Education

Master's Programs of Study (57)


  • Accounting
  • Adult Education
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • Animal Sciences
  • Architecture
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Engineering
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Ecology
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Fish, Game, and Wildlife Management
  • Geosciences
  • Health Education
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Home Economics Education
  • Human Development
  • Immunology
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Microbiology
  • Natural Resources
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Physics
  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Range Science
  • School Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Vocational and Technical Education

Campus Life (MSU)

Location & Geography

Population


39,860

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Campus Size


1,850 acres

Weather


Temperature
9.6 average low in January, 75.8 average high in September
Rain
97 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Bozeman
Nearest Train Station
290 mile(s) from campus in Havre

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


25% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


75%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Not available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bobcats
School Colors
Blue and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Skiing (Cross-Country)
Skiing (Downhill)
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Skiing (Cross-Country)
Skiing (Downhill)
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
archery, badminton, baseball, basketball, bowling, cross-country running, fencing, football, golf, gymnastics, racquetball, rugby, skiing (cross-country), skiing (downhill), soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, weight lifting, wrestling

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Montana State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, spurs, inter-varsity christian fellowship, campus crusade for christ, fangs, mortar board

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


12,248

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
14,400
Women
6,477
Men
7,923

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 1.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.0% Asian
  • 0.7% Black/African-American
  • 4.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 87.1% White
  • 1.7% Unknown

International Students


3.3%

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


2,040

Student Resources (MSU)