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Montana State University - Northern

Havre, MT 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate64%

Montana State University Northern Admissions

Montana State University-Northern is moderately difficult to get into. Around 64% of applicants get into Montana State University-Northern each year. Out of 378 applications received in 2023, 242 students were offered admission.

If you are thinking about applying to Montana State University-Northern, the application fee costs $30.

Montana State University-Northern Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Montana State University-Northern's admissions stats.

Montana State University-Northern 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 2.8
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 3.93%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Waitlist No

Montana State University-Northern Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Montana State University-Northern.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Want to Apply Early to Montana State University-Northern?

Montana State University-Northern does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ See a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

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Transferring to Montana State University-Northern

Transfer student admissions is not difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Montana State University-Northern

Montana State University-Northern has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Montana State University-Northern?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Montana State University-Northern

What does Montana State University-Northern consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Class Rank Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Academic GPA Important

Make sure to check with Montana State University-Northern for more information on admission factors.

Montana State University-Northern Application Requirements

To apply to Montana State University-Northern, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Montana State University-Northern'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)
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Montana State University-Northern?

Students admitted to Montana State University-Northern have an average unweighted GPA of 2.8.

Out of all students that were admitted, 78.07% submitted a class rank. At Montana State University-Northern 3.93% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 14.04% were in the top 25% and 42.7% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Montana State University-Northern, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA
3.75 and 3.99
3.50 and 3.74
3.25 and 3.49
3.00 and 3.24
2.50 and 2.9
2.00 and 2.49

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Montana State University-Northern directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Montana State University-Northern does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

More Information on Transferring to Montana State University-Northern

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Montana State University-Northern. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Montana State University-Northern during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Montana State University-Northern Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Montana State University-Northern?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Montana State University-Northern.

Does Montana State University-Northern accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

❌ Montana State University-Northern does not accept International Baccalaureate credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Montana State University-Northern?

✅ Montana State University-Northern is not test optional.

What is Montana State University-Northern's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Montana State University-Northern is 64%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Montana State University-Northern?

❌ Montana State University-Northern does not offer early decision.

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Montana State University Northern Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Montana State University Northern? Montana State University Northern is a somewhat selective institution. The Montana State University Northern acceptance rate is 64%. This means that the institution accepts 64 out of every 100 applicants.


Montana State University Northern Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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.

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

Montana State University Northern SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

Montana State University Northern GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Montana State University Northern, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 2.79. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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