Montana State University

country rank  162
world rank  408

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University Overview

Founded in 1893, Montana State University is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the rural setting of the large town of Bozeman (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Montana. Officially accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, Montana State University (MSU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Montana State University (MSU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 127 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. MSU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym MSU
Founded 1893
Motto Mountains and Minds
Colours Blue and gold

University Location

Address Montana State University
Bozeman
59717 Montana
United States
Tel +1 (406) 994 0211
Fax +1 (406) 994 1619

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is required
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is neither required nor recommended
- Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office PO Box 172190
Bozeman 59717-2190
(406) 994 4031

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Rural
Land Grant Institution Yes
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
2000 Classification Doctoral/Research Universities--Intensive
Size & Setting Four-year, large, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile Very high undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, high graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, high graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Montana State University's Library
Montana State University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 896,858 physical volumes, 8,890 physical media, 1,343,909 digital/electronic medium and 288 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
Montana State University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 4,200 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities


Year of first Accreditation

1932


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET
  • Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Montana University System (MUS)
  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Open Education Global

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