|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
Can I get into MSU? The school has a 83% acceptance rate. Last year, 13,937 out of 16,769 applicants were admitted making Montana State University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 37 percent. Montana State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 24% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||590|
|SAT Math 25th||570|
|SAT Composite 25th||1160|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||690|
|SAT Math 75th||670|
|SAT Composite 75th||1360|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Montana State University?
Montana State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 31 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1160 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1060. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1260 out of 1600. 29 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1360 and Above||Good||>89%|
|1260 to 1360||Avg +||83%-89%|
|1160 to 1260||Avg -||74%-83%|
|1060 to 1160||Reach||63%-74%|
|Less than 1060||Low||<63%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||20|
|ACT Math 25th||20|
|ACT Composite 25th||21|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||27|
|ACT Math 75th||27|
|ACT Composite 75th||28|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into MSU?
Admission data indicates that MSU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 78 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Montana State University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|28 and Above||Good||>90%|
|24 to 28||Avg +||83%-90%|
|21 to 24||Avg -||76%-83%|
|18 to 21||Reach||66%-76%|
|Less than 18||Low||<66%|
You will need above average high school grades to get into Montana State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Montana State University was 3.3 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 3.3 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as MSU accepts 83% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||16%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.50||16%||Avg +|
|3.00 to 3.25||14%||Avg -|
|2.75 to 3.00||18%||Avg -|
|2.50 to 2.75||7%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||2%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
72% of Montana State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||19%|
|Top 25% of class||44%|
|Top 50% of class||72%|
|Bottom 50% of class||28%|
|Bottom 25% of class||9%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||22%||26%||24%|
What are the requirements for admission to Montana State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Neither required nor recommended|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=180461 IPEDS survey data for Montana State University.