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Montana State University-Northern

Havre, MT 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate64%
Acceptance Rate64%

About Montana State University Northern

Montana State University-Northern Overview

Montana State University-Northern is a public, state school in a small town setting in Havre, Montana. Montana State University Northern was founded in 1929 and the school now enrolls around 988 students per year, including 988 undergrads. Montana State University Northern provides on-campus housing for students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.

Planning to play sports? Montana State University Northern has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Montana State University Northern on the Student Life page.

2022 Montana State University Northern Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 64%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 2.8
In-State Tuition $4,496
Out-of-State $17,096
Percent of Need Met 60%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $9,054

Is Montana State University Northern a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can provide a sense of how competitive a college is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a better view of what Montana State University Northern offers and if it might be the right college for you.

Montana State University Northern Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Montana State University Northern. Around 64% of applicants get into Montana State University Northern each year. Out of 378 applications received in 2022, 242 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Montana State University Northern

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It gauges how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Around 58% of students who start at Montana State University Northern return the next year. Around 30% of students who started at Montana State University Northern earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Montana State University Northern Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with Montana State University Northern directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Montana State University Northern

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Montana State University Northern meets 60% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Montana State University Northern full-time are awarded $9,054 a year in financial aid, on average.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $21,365 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Montana State University Northern.

Based on this information, does Montana State University Northern seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Montana State University Northern a good school for you?

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Where is Montana State University Northern?

Montana State University Northern is located in the small town setting of Havre, Montana.

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College Info

PO Box 7751 Havre, MT 59501-7751

Campus Setting: Small Town

Montana State University Northern Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Montana State University Northern is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Montana State University Northern is Continuous processing.

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Wondering what life at Montana State University Northern is like? There are approximately 988 students enrolled at Montana State University Northern. 73% percent of students attend school full-time, 11% percent are from MT and 89% percent of students are from other states.


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