Montana State University (MSU)

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Montana State University can be found in Bozeman, MT, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. MSU has an enrollment of about 14,000 students.

Many of the students that got into MSU earned an SAT score in the range of 1500 - 1860, or got accepted with an ACT score in the range of 21 - 27. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Montana State University (MSU) average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.13 - 3.52. An estimated 80 percent of all applicant were accepted at MSU, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 27 percent continued on to attend. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected Montana State University (MSU) acceptance rate 2015 is estimated to be 70%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at montana.edu.

Overall Montana State University (MSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013

84.5%

The overall acceptance rate for Montana State University was reported as 84.5% in Fall 2013 with over 12,600 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • MSU SAT Scores: 1500 - 1860
  • MSU ACT Scores: 21 - 27
  • MSU Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.52

How Hard Is It to Get into Montana State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Montana State University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2016 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2016-2017 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Montana State University has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 66.5%
  • 2010-2011: 63.6%
  • 2011-2012: 61.4%
  • 2012-2013: 57.6%
  • 2013-2014: 84.5%
  • Projected MSU Acceptance Rate 2016-2017: 69.5%

How Does Montana State University (MSU) Compare?

84.5%
This School
55.5%
National Avg

The acceptance rate for MSU is fifty-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
The University of Montana94.2%
University of Idaho65.7%
Gonzaga University66.5%
Eastern Washington University79.7%
University of Wyoming95.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)

TotalMaleFemale
Applicants12,58150.4%49.6%
Admitted10,63054.0%46.0%
Enrolled2,91456.9%43.1%

Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Montana State University (MSU) (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading500 - 630
Math510 - 630
Writing490 - 600
Total Score1500 - 1860
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 27
Math21 - 27
Composite Score21 - 27
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