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Colleges / Montana State University

Montana State University

Bozeman, MT 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate73%
Acceptance Rate73%

About MSU

Montana State University is a public, state college in the town of Bozeman, Montana. MSU was founded in 1893. The college enrolls around 16,841 students per year, including 14,668 undergrads.

MSU Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into MSU. The acceptance rate at MSU is 73%. In 2022, 26,667 students applied to MSU and 19,481 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 3.5
Test Optional May require tests
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 26.3%

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Montana State University is locatedin Bozeman, Montana,.

If you would like to see MSU for yourself, be sure to 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.

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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 ACT Scores


ACT Range

20 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

27 and Above


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MSU SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1080 - 1280


Math SAT Range

530 - 650


Reading SAT Range

540 - 650

MSU Tuition & Fees

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Cost Breakdown
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Student Life

Wondering what life at MSU is like? There are approximately 16,841 students enrolled at MSU, including 14,668 undergraduate students and 2,173 graduate students. 84% percent of students attend school full-time, 53% percent are from MT and 47% percent of students are from other states.


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Campus Setting

Small Town

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