Admissions Information

The application fee is $30 for applying undergraduate school and $60 for graduate school at Montana State University. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$30
Graduate Application Fees$60
Admission Informationwww.montana.edu/admissions/
Online Applicationwww.montana.edu/wwwcat/appopts.html
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree Offered2 Year Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 81.94% and the yield is 21.46%. 8,997 men and 10,145 women applied to MSU and 8,313 men and 7,371 women students were accepted. Among them, 1,878 men and 1,488 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2019). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants19,1428,99710,145
Admitted15,6848,3137,371
Enrolled3,3661,8781,488
Acceptance Rate 81.94%92.40%72.66%
Yield 21.46%22.59%20.19%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2019-2020, 1,370 students (41% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 2,306 students (69%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 650 and the 25th percentile is 550. The SAT Math score is 660 (75th) and 540 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 27 (75th percentile) and 21 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing550650
SAT Math540660
ACT Composite2127
ACT Math2027
ACT English2027
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Montana State University are similar to the average score when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,151, ACT: 67 - Public Research University (high research activity)).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program, and Recommendations to its applicants. The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply Montana State University.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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MSU Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankRequired
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramNeither required nor recommended
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended



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