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Colleges / Montana State University

Montana State University

Bozeman, MT 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate73%

About MSU

Montana State University is a public, state university in the town of Bozeman, Montana. MSU was founded in 1893. The university enrolls around 16,688 students per year, including 14,631 undergrad students.

MSU Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into MSU. Around 73% of applicants get into MSU each year. In 2022, 28,794 students applied to MSU and 21,116 were admitted.

Montana State University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 73%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.6
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 27%

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Montana State University is located in Bozeman, Montana,.

If you would like to see MSU for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 90 to Bozeman, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Bozeman Yellowstone International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Montana State University and Bozeman are like without leaving home.

College Info

201 Strand Union Building (SUB) P.O. Box 172190 Bozeman, MT 59717

Campus Setting: Small Town

MSU Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to MSU is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to MSU is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

MSU SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1070 - 1270


Math SAT Range

530 - 640


Reading SAT Range

540 - 650

MSU Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at MSU is like? There are approximately 16,688 students enrolled at MSU, including 14,631 undergraduate students and 2,057 graduate students. 65% percent of students attend school full-time, 49% percent are from MT and 51% percent of students are from other states.


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