SAT Scores for Admission to Four-Year Montana Colleges

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

Main Hall at the University of Montana
Main Hall at the University of Montana. Edward Blake / Flickr

Despite Montana's small population, the state is home to several quality four-year colleges and universities. Prospective students will find options ranging from a small private liberal arts college to large public universities. To help you determine if your test scores are on target for your top choice Montana schools, the table below can help.

SAT Scores for Montana Colleges (mid 50%)
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Carroll College490600500620--
Montana State University500620510630--
Montana State University-Billingsopen-admissions
Montana State University-Northern420480425493--
Montana Tech500570530610--
Rocky Mountain College440553438553--
Salish Kootenai Collegeopen-admissions
University of Montana480610470590--
University of Montana-Westernopen-admissions
University of Great Fallsopen-admissions
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The SAT scores in the table are for the middle 50% of matriculated students. If your scores fall within or above these ranges, you're on target for admission to one of these Montana colleges. If your scores are slightly below the range presented in the table, don't panic -- 25% of enrolled students have SAT scores below those listed. For the schools marked "open-admissions": these schools do not require test scores as part of a student's application. Students must still apply to these schools, but there are no testing requirements.

While scoring well on the SAT is an important part of an application, it's also important to put the SAT in perspective. The exam is just one part of the application, and a strong academic record is even more important than test scores. Students with high grades and lower test scores still have a chance of being admitted to any of these schools, especially if the students are strong writers, and have work or extracurricular experience.

Some of the selective colleges will also be looking for a strong essay, meaningful extracurricular activities and good letters of recommendation.

Students who score low on the SAT can always retake the exam, and submit any higher scores they earn. While it's easier to do this before applying to colleges, applicants can submit higher scores after turning in their application.

This does not guarantee the Admissions Office will take these scores into account, but as long as the office hasn't made admissions decisions yet, students can still send in the new scores.

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

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