If you are thinking about applying to Montana State University, the fee for the application is $30.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for an application fee waiver.
|Montana State University 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.6|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||20%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||42%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||66%|
Montana State University does not offer early decision or early action.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Getting into Montana State University is moderately difficult. Montana State University has open admissions, which means admission is not competitive and any applicants that met the basic requirements can enroll.
In 2021, Montana State University accepted 81% of all applicants, around 15,260 of the 18,892 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Montana State University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you're strong.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Not Considered|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Work Experience||Not Considered|
|Extracurricular Activities||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|Application Essay||Not Considered|
|First Generation||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
|Volunteer Work||Not Considered|
To apply, all applicants to Montana State University must submit the following items. Double check with Montana State University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.5|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Montana State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.
Out of all students that were admitted, 66% submitted a class rank. At Montana State University 20% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 47% were in the top 25% and 74% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Montana State University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||25%|
|3.50 and 3.74||16%|
|3.25 and 3.49||13%|
|3.00 and 3.24||10%|
|2.50 and 2.9||15%|
|2.00 and 2.49||3%|
Montana State University considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Montana State University is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 42% of Montana State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 66% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Montana State University students scored 660 or higher and 75% of students scored 550 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Montana State University students scored 660 or higher, and 75% scored a 550 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Montana State University, you should strive to earn between 21 and 28 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Montana State University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.
A 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Montana State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Montana State University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Montana State University during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Montana State University?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Montana State University.
Does Montana State University accept transfer credits?
Montana State University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Montana State University accepts:
Does Montana State University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Montana State University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Montana State University?
Montana State University is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is Montana State University's acceptance rate?
Montana State University's acceptance rate is 81%.
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How hard is it to get into MSU? MSU is a somewhat selective institution. The MSU acceptance rate is 81%. This means that the institution accepts 80 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
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
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At MSU, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.6. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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