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Located in Bozeman, Montana, Montana State University is a public institution. The surrounding location of Bozeman is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

346 Undergraduate Degrees
37 Graduate Degrees
$36,507 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
83% Acceptance Rate

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Montana State University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at MSU Bozeman.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#23 Most Popular General Business/Commerce Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Montana State University?

Location of Montana State University

Contact details for MSU Bozeman are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717
Phone: 406-994-0211

How Do I Get Into MSU Bozeman?

You can apply to MSU Bozeman online at:

Admission Requirements for MSU Bozeman

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program neither required nor recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into MSU Bozeman?

83% Acceptance Rate
50% Of Accepted Are Women
29% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 83%, MSU Bozeman may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 50% of accepted students are men and 50% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 84%, and the acceptance rate for women is 82%.

Average Test Scores

About 29% of students accepted to MSU Bozeman submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 650. Math scores were between 540 and 650.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Montana State University  ( 550 to 650 )

SAT Math Scores for Montana State University  ( 540 to 650 )
MSU Bozeman received ACT scores from 78% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 27. Math scores were between 20 and 27. Composite scores were between 21 and 28.

ACT English Scores for Montana State University  ( 20 to 27 )
ACT Math Scores for Montana State University  ( 20 to 27 )
ACT Composite Scores for Montana State University  ( 21 to 28 )

Can I Afford Montana State University?

$36,507 Net Price
46% Take Out Loans
5.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of MSU Bozeman is $36,507. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At MSU Bozeman, approximately 46% of students took out student loans averaging $6,859 a year. That adds up to $27,436 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at MSU Bozeman is 5.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Montana State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

12,359 Full-Time Undergraduates
46% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 14,760 undergraduate students at MSU Bozeman, with 12,359 being full-time and 2,401 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  MSU Bozeman

There are also 1,932 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 12,359 full-time undergraduates at MSU Bozeman, 54% are male and 46% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  MSU Bozeman

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Montana State University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of MSU Bozeman Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 116
Black or African American 45
Hispanic or Latino 526
White 10,469
International Students 321
Other Races/Ethnicities 882

Geographic Diversity

Montana students aren't the only ones who study at Montana State University. At this time, 48 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 78 countries are represented at MSU Bozeman. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and China.

Online Learning at Montana State University

530 Took All Classes Online
1,765 Took At Least One Class Online
18.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 2 bachelor’s degree and 7 master’s degree programs available online at MSU Bozeman. In 2017-2018, 1,765 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at MSU Bozeman has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 2nd most popular in Montana for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of MSU Bozeman

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Montana State University was 18.1%. This is the #822 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at MSU Bozeman regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of MSU Bozeman majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Agricultural Business 15%
Agricultural Economics & Business 15%
Financial Planning & Services 25%

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Montana State University Business Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
General Business/Commerce 0 258 0 258
Agricultural Business 0 34 0 34
Accounting 0 0 26 26
General Economics 0 23 0 23
General Business Administration and Management 15 0 0 15
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 7 0 0 7
Applied Economics 0 0 7 7
Other Finance and Financial Management Services 0 6 0 6
Financial Planning & Services 0 0 4 4
General Hospitality Administration/Management 0 2 0 2
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 0 1 0 1
TOTAL 22 324 37 383


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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