Overview

Applicants
12,578
Acceptance Rate
85%
Average HS GPA
3.30

GPA Breakdown

27%
Over 3.75
16%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
7%
2.00 - 2.49
2%
1.00 - 1.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
500 - 630
SAT Math
510 - 630
SAT Writing
490 - 600
ACT Composite
21 - 27

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
19:1
Total Faculty
924
with Terminal Degree
513

481
Men
443
Women
53
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
20%
Graduate in 5 years
41%
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences

  • Agricultural Business and Management, General
  • Agricultural Mechanization, General
  • Agriculture, General
  • Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture
  • Animal Sciences
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Horticultural Science
  • Plant Sciences
  • Plant Sciences, General
  • Range Science and Management

  • Architecture and Related Service

  • Environmental Design/Architecture

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • American/United States Studies/Civilization

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biotechnology
  • Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
  • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer Science

  • Education

  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Technical Teacher Education

  • Engineering

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Engineering, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • General Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General
  • Statistics, General

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Land Use Planning and Management/Development
  • Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism
  • Natural Resources Conservation and Research
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General
  • Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physics, General

  • Precision Production

  • Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
  • Welding Technology/Welder

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General
  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Transportation and Materials Moving

  • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Interior Design
  • Music, General


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate
Terminal Associate
Transfer Associate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Maurice Hilleman
Microbiologist, developed vaccines

Dennis Erickson
Head Coach, Arizona State University

Sara Vowell
Contributing editor for NPR

Jan Stenerud
Placekicker, NFL

Allan McDonald
Discovered faulty "O" ring on shuttle

Kevin Michael Connolly
Photographer, author of "Double Take"

John Dahl
Film director, TV director, writer

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,057

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,146

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,170

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$26,703

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
64%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$5,286

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$5,330
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$19,157
Required Fees
$1,491
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$2,000

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Nursing Scholarships
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
No

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
13,264
Out of State
39%

International
4%
Foreign Countries Represented
55

Demographics

1.42%
African-American
3.24%
Hispanic
1.05%
Caucasian
3.63%
International

45% female
55% male
39% are out of state
83% are full time
17% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
25%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus
77%

Campus Environment
Suburban
Fire safety rating
88

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Brenda York

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
140
Number of Honor Societies
18

Number of Social Sororities
4
Number of Religious Organizations
12

2% join a fraternity
2% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

3% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Bobcats)
10 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Football
Rodeo
Skiing Downhill Alpine
Skiing Nordic Cross Country
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Bobcats)
11 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Golf
Rodeo
Skiing Downhill Alpine
Skiing Nordic Cross Country
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

Green Rating
68

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
50

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
40

Average Number of PC's per Lab
30

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
80%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, HP, Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Ronda Russell
Director of New Student Services

Address
P.O. Box 172190
New Student Services
Bozeman, MT 59717

Phone
406-994-2452

Email
admissions@montana.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Museum of the Rockies
Planetarium
Fitness Center ($11.7 million student funded renovation completed in 2008
Burns Telecommunications Center
Chemistry & Biochemistry Research Facility
Blackbox Theatre Student Union Building Exit Art Gallery (Student Art Gallery) Copeland Art Gallery (Art Gallery)

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Bridger Bowl Ski area
Big Sky Ski resort
Yellowstone National Park
Museum of the Rockies
Unique downtown Bozeman

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday
9am and 2pm
406-994-2452

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
varies

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Contact Email Address for Visit
info@msubobcats.com

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Taxis, shuttle buses, buses. Airport is 8 miles from Bozeman near Belgrade, MT.

Local Accommodations
http://bozemancvb.com/lodging
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Key Stats

12,578
Applicants
13,264
Size
85%
Acceptance Rate
1140
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists