Overview

Applicants
1,478
Acceptance Rate
100%
Average HS GPA
3.13

GPA Breakdown

20%
Over 3.75
12%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
23%
2.50 - 2.99
11%
2.00 - 2.49
4%
1.00 - 1.99

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
430 - 520
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
420 - 500
ACT Composite Scores
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
18 - 22

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with Writing recommended

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

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

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
17:1
Total Faculty
325
with Terminal Degree
136

166
Women
159
Men
19
Minority
4
International

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting and Related Services, Other.
  • Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping.
  • Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business/Commerce, General.
  • Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry.
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
  • Office Management and Supervision.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Mass Communication/Media Studies.
  • Organizational Communication, General.
  • Public Relations/Image Management.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer Programming/Programmer, General.
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications.

  • CONSTRUCTION TRADES.

  • Carpentry/Carpenter.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Art Teacher Education.
  • Biology Teacher Education.
  • Chemistry Teacher Education.
  • Computer Teacher Education.
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
  • Curriculum and Instruction.
  • Education, General.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
  • Health Teacher Education.
  • History Teacher Education.
  • Mathematics Teacher Education.
  • Music Teacher Education.
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
  • Reading Teacher Education.
  • Social Science Teacher Education.
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.

  • ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS.

  • Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General.
  • Electromechanical and Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies/Technicians, Other.
  • Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic).
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
  • Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary.
  • Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder.
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant.
  • Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer.
  • Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other.
  • Surgical Technology/Technologist.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.
  • Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • General Studies.
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MECHANIC AND REPAIR TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS.

  • Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician.
  • Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician.
  • Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician.
  • Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Studies.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General.
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other.
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.

  • PRECISION PRODUCTION.

  • Sheet Metal Technology/Sheetworking.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Human Services, General.
  • Public Administration.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Music Performance, General.
  • Music, General.
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General.


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Charles Erdmann
Chief Justice, Montana Supreme Court

Keith Cook
President, First Interstate Bank

Torey Hayden
Noted Author

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,492

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,513

Average Need-Based Loan
$6,241

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
65%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$28,337

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$4,397
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$16,662
Required Fees
$1,429
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,460

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$1,750

On-Campus Room and Board
$7,510
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Montana Tuition Waiver Awards
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Other
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

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

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
3,972
Foreign Countries Represented
21

Demographics

4.41%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
1.27%
African-American
5.66%
Hispanic
81.17%
Caucasian
1.13%
Unknown
2.35%
International

60% female
40% male
63% are full time
37% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
12%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
33%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Disability Support Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Trudy Carey

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

educational testing

Documentation Required for ADHD

doctor's statement

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
53
Number of Honor Societies
10

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
38

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

Men's Sports (Yellowjackets)
7 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Yellowjackets)
8 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups: Multicultural Student Services, Inter-tribal Indian Club, Spanish Club, International Studies Club, United Hispanic Club

Army ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

AASHE STARS® rating
SILVER
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Available Transportation Alternatives

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of March, 2019.

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
40

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple, Dell

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Ms Tammi Watson
Associate Director of Admissions

Address
1500 University Drive
Billings, MT 59101

Phone
406-657-2158

Email
tammi.watson@msubillings.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Alterowitz Gym
Stingers Bistro
SUB Coffee Shop
Liberal Arts Coffee Shop
Library

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Rimrock Mall
Alberta Bair Theatre
Metra Events Center
Yellowstone Art Museum
Moss Mansion

Campus Tours

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

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Contact Email Address for Visit
ggray@msubillings.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Public bus service for Billings Community.

Driving Instructions to Campus
One mile from Billings Logan International Airport

Local Accommodations
Motels and hotels, $$


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