Montana State University, Bozeman


Founded in 1893 as a Land Grant University, Montana State University (MSU) is composed of nine academic colleges and a graduate school and boasts a friendly, supportive faculty and campus environment. Currently, the University hosts an enrollment of over 15,000 students, including approximately 2,000 graduate students.

Montana State University is in a class of its own. MSU is among the top 3% of colleges and universities for research expenditures, and is also classified by the Carnegie Foundation as an institution with a high undergraduate profile. This means that undergraduates at MSU get research opportunities typically reserved for graduate students at other schools. Plus, MSU’s location at the crossroads between Yellowstone National Park and some of the biggest skiing in America offers students a classroom, lab and playground unlike any in the world.

Named an All American City, Bozeman boasts high-quality medical facilities, a very low crime rate, many fine restaurants, acclaimed public and private schools, a symphony orchestra and choir, an annual opera, and nationally known events such as the Sweet Pea Festival of the Arts held in early August of each year. Bozeman is listed as one of National Geographic's "World's 25 Best Ski Towns." ranked Bozeman #2 on the list of American Dreamtowns - small towns that offer the best quality of life without metropolitan hassles. The K-12 educational system, growing reputation of Montana State University, and pristine natural environment of the area combine to make Bozeman one of America's most desirable university towns. Bozeman is located in the beautiful Gallatin Valley, 90 miles north of Yellowstone National Park.

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This institution does not offer the WUE rate to transfer students.

The WUE tuition rate applies to the majors listed below. If the major is not listed here, it is not eligible for the WUE rate:

Program Name   Degree Type(s)    
Agricultural Business   BS    
Agricultural Education   BA    
Agriculture, General   BS    
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture   BS    
Animal Science   BS    
Anthropology   BS    
Architecture/Environmental Design   BS    
Art   BA    
Asian Studies/Civilization   BA   Does Not Accept WUE Transfers 
Biological Sciences   BS    
Biotechnology   BS    
Business   BS    
Cell Biology and Neuroscience   BS    
Chemical Engineering   BS    
Chemistry   BS    
Civil Engineering   BS    
Computer Engineering   BS    
Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist Technology/CNC Machinist   CERT   Does Not Accept WUE Transfers 
Computer Science   BS    
Construction Engineering Technology   BS    
Earth Sciences   BS    
Economics, General   BA    
Electrical Engineering   BS    
Elementary Education   BS    
English   BA    
Environmental Sciences   BS    
Film and Photography   BA    
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other   BS    
General Engineering   BS    
Health and Human Performance   BS    
History   BA    
Industrial Engineering   BS    
Interdisciplinary Studies   BS    
Land Rehabilitation   BS    
Land Resource Sciences   BS    
Laser and Optical Technology/Technician   ASSOC   Does Not Accept WUE Transfers 
Liberal Studies   BA    
Mathematics   BS    
Mechanical Engineering   BS    
Mechanical Engineering Technology   BS    
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder   CERT   Does Not Accept WUE Transfers 
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology   BS    
Modern Languages and Literatures   BA    
Music   BA    
Music Education   BA    
Natural Resources/Rangeland Ecology   BS    
Nursing Science   BS    
Philosophy   BA    
Physics   BS    
Plant Sciences   BS    
Political Science   BA    
Pre-Studio Arts   BA    
Psychology   BS    
Religion/Religious Studies   BA    
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist   CERT   Does Not Accept WUE Transfers 
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education   BS    
Social Science Teacher Education   BS    
Sociology   BS    
Statistics, General   BS    
Sustainable Food and Bioenergy   BS    
Technical Teacher Education   BS    

Enrollment Information

A very limited number of Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) awards will be available to new freshmen enrolling at Montana State University in the fall of 2017. Only legal residents of the following states may be considered for WUE awards at MSU in Bozeman: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Northern Marianas Islands, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. New freshmen may retain their WUE award for up to four academic years (eight semesters), as long as they maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and are continuously enrolled as full-time students. To be considered for WUE, Freshmen must apply for admission, have ACT and/or SAT scores sent directly from the testing company and apply for the WUE scholarship at Transfer students cannot be considered for the WUE program.

Contact Information

Director Admissions
P.O. Box 172190
Montana State University 
Bozeman, MT 59717-2190
(406) 994-2452/(888) MSU-CATS

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