ACT Scores for Admission to Four-Year Montana Colleges

A Side-by-Side Comparison of College Admissions Data for Montana

Montana State University's Montana Hall
Montana State University's Montana Hall. Tim Evanson / Flickr

Montana doesn't have many four-year colleges and universities, but prospective students will find several excellent options. Schools range from a small private liberal arts college to large public universities. The admissions standards vary considerably, so the table below can help you figure out if your ACT scores are on target for admission. Note that a few of the schools have open admissions, meaning that test scores (either the SAT or ACT) are not a requirement.

That said, even schools with open admissions tend to have minimum requirements for being accepted.

ACT Scores for Montana Colleges (mid 50%)
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Carroll College222822272127
Montana State University212820282128
Montana State University-Billingsopen-admissions
Montana State University-Northern162214201621
Montana Tech222620252328
Rocky Mountain College202418241724
Salish Kootenai Collegeopen-admissions
University of Montana202619261926
University of Montana-Westernopen-admissions
University of Great Fallsopen-admissions
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The table shows ACT scores for the middle 50% of admitted students. If your scores fall within or above these ranges, you're in a good position for admission. If your scores are a little below the bottom number, keep in mind that 25% of enrolled students have scores below those listed, so being slightly under does not mean you have no chance of receiving an acceptance letter.

Be sure to keep the ACT in perspective. A strong academic record typically carries more weight than standardized test scores--students with low test scores but good grades still have a decent chance of being accepted to these schools. Also, some of the schools will look at qualitative information and want to see a strong essay, meaningful extracurricular activities and/or good letters of recommendation.

These supplements to an application can improve your chances at being admitted even if your ACT scores aren't quite up to par. In addition, at some schools factors such as legacy status and demonstrated interest can make a difference.

If you score poorly on the ACT exam, you can always retake it and try to improve your scores. If you retake the exam after already submitting your applications, you can send the higher scores directly to the school's Admissions Office, along with an email notifying them. Provided you submit the scores before they make their admissions decisions, they will take the higher scores into account. Also be sure to check out this article: Low ACT Scores? What Now?

Note that the ACT is more popular than the SAT in Montana, but all the schools will accept either exam.

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