Resources › For Students and Parents Montana State University Admissions ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More Share Flipboard Email Print Montana State University's Montana Hall. Tim Evanson / Flickr For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated October 19, 2017 Montana State University, with an acceptance rate of 83 percent, is largely accessible to interested students. Those with good grades and test scores are likely to be admitted. To apply, prospective students will need to submit an application (which can be found at the school's website), along with a high school transcript and scores from the SAT or ACT. If you have any questions about applying, feel free to call or email the admissions office at MSU. Admissions Data (2016) Montana State University Acceptance Rate: 83%GPA, SAT and ACT Graph for Montana State AdmissionsTest Scores: 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 500 / 620SAT Math: 510 / 630SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanSAT score comparison for Montana collegesBig Sky Conference SAT score comparisonACT Composite: 21 / 28ACT English: 20 / 28ACT Math: 21 / 28What these ACT numbers meanACT score comparison for Montana collegesBig Sky Conference ACT score comparison Montana State University Description Montana State University is the main campus of the Montana State University System. Montana State's huge 1,200-acre campus is located in Bozeman, the fourth largest city in the state. Yellowstone National Park is a little over an hour away. Founded in 1893 as an agricultural college, Montana State today offers over 50 Bachelor's degree programs. Business and nursing are the most popular fields among undergraduates. Montana State has a 16 to 1 student/faculty ratio. On the athletic front, the Montana State Bobcats compete in the NCAA Division I Big Sky Conference. The school fields 15 intercollegiate sports. Enrollment (2016) Total Enrollment: 16,359 (14,340 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 55% Male / 45% Female85% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17) Tuition and Fees: $6,887 (in-state); $23,186 (out-of-state)Books: $1,300 (why so much?)Room and Board: $8,900Other Expenses: $3,380Total Cost: $20,467 (in-state); $36,766 (out-of-state) Montana State University Financial Aid (2015 - 16) Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 84%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 74%Loans: 43%Average Amount of AidGrants: $5,879Loans: $6,719 Academic Programs Most Popular Majors: Art, Business, Cell Biology, Elementary Education, Environmental Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Film, Nursing, Psychology Retention and Graduation Rates First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 76%4-Year Graduation Rate: 24%6-Year Graduation Rate: 53% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs Men's Sports: Track and Field, Tennis, Skiing, Basketball, FootballWomen's Sports: Golf, Skiing, Basketball, Tennis, Volleyball, Cross Country Data Source National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like Montana State University, You May Also Like These Schools Montana State University-BillingsUniversity of MontanaCarroll CollegeUniversity of WyomingMontana TechWashington State UniversityColorado State University (Fort Collins)University of IdahoEastern Washington UniversityBoise State UniversityOregon State UniversityUniversity of OregonColorado State University Montana State University Mission Statement mission statement from http://www.montana.edu/strategicplan/vision.html "Montana State University, the state's land-grant institution, educates students, creates knowledge and art, and serves communities by integrating learning, discovery and engagement."