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Montana State University--Billings is a public institution that was founded in 1927. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,537, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 112 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Montana State University--Billings's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 88. Its in-state tuition and fees are $5,745 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $17,092 (2013-14).
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Montana State University-Billings, Montana's "urban university" offers advantages you won't find anywhere else in Big Sky Country. Studying in Montana's largest city - the business, industry, communications and healthcare hub of the state - means you'll get a real world education through internships in hundreds of careers. You'll get individual attention from expert professors and leave with a degree respected by leading employers and top graduate schools. Experience city life, Montana-style - where it takes about an hour to go from downtown to downhill. Or earn your degree wherever you are, entirely online. Either way, you'll be ready for big sky possibilities.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to Montana State University--Billings, it's important to note the application deadline is July 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due September 1. The application fee at Montana State University--Billings is $30. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 96.9 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||96.9%|
|Application deadline||July 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||September 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Montana State University--Billings is 19:1, and the school has 50.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Montana State University--Billings include: Elementary Education and Teaching; Business/Commerce, General; Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies; Mass Communication/Media Studies; and Psychology, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 57 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||14%|
|Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates|
Montana State University--Billings has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,537, with a gender distribution of 39.1 percent male students and 60.9 percent female students. At this school, 18 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 82 percent of students live off campus. Montana State University--Billings is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
Montana State University--Billings offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Montana State University--Billings also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Montana State University--Billings, 99 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Montana State University--Billings.
|Students who have cars on campus||99%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Montana State University--Billings, 64.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,034.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$5,745 (2013-14)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$17,092 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$6,680 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data