Montana State University at Northern Acceptance Rate, Average GPA, SAT and ACT Scores

Montana State University at Northern (MSU-Northern) was founded in 1929 as the Northern Montana College of Education. It began with a two-year program and was initially intended to be a teacher’s college. In 1949, the college became Northern Montana College, offering four-year degrees. In 1965, the school achieved university status and was renamed Montana State University at Northern.

In 1969, MSU-Northern established its first graduate program in education. This was followed by the establishment of a graduate program in business administration in 1974 and a master’s degree in applied science (MAS) in 1981. The MAS degree offered concentrations such as industrial technology, hazardous materials management, and energy management.

In 2008, MSU-Northern launched its first doctoral program with an emphasis on educational leadership and research. Since then, several other doctoral programs have been added including nursing practice, business administration, engineering technology and applied science. The university also offers online programs for both undergraduate and graduate students in various areas such as business administration and education.

MSU-Northern continues to grow each year with new degree offerings such as computer science, health sciences and criminal justice added to the curriculum over the past few years. Furthermore, research initiatives are being developed by university faculty across multiple disciplines including health sciences, environmental studies and engineering technology. The goal is to provide students with cutting edge knowledge that will prepare them for success after graduation while also providing valuable contributions to society through research activities on campus. Check USPRIVATESCHOOLSFINDER.COM for a list of private schools in Delaware by county.

Montana State University at Northern, as one of the top colleges ranked by major educational institutions, has impressed us by its high selectivity and student friendly application process during admissions. The following tables detail 2018 class profile, including total applications received, average high school GPA, SAT scores/ACT scores, and acceptance rates of Montana State University at Northern. To learn more about GPA, SAT and ACT scores information, please follow the links below. If you want to find even more about Montana State University at Northern, such as tuition fees and scholarships, you can click the link after tables to visit the school’s official website.

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Admissions Stats

Montana State University at Northern is an open admissions institution, meaning that all applicants are accepted. This makes it easier for potential students to apply and be accepted into the school. The university has an overall acceptance rate of 88%, with over 1,200 students enrolled in the fall of 2019. The student body is made up of a diverse population from all over the world, with around 40% of students being from Montana and the remaining 60% coming from other states and countries. Approximately 50% of the student body identifies as a minority group, with Native American/Alaskan Native having the largest representation at 16%. The total enrollment for fall 2019 was 1,274 undergraduate students and 581 graduate students. In terms of gender demographics, 55% of undergraduate students were female and 45% were male. The average GPA for incoming freshmen was 3.3, indicating that most incoming freshmen have above-average academic records. Additionally, nearly 80% of incoming freshmen receive some form of financial aid to help cover tuition costs.

Fall 2022 Selectivity

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2022 acceptance rate 66%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 66%

Fall 2022 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments

Applicants 436
Female applicants 168
Male applicants 268
Applicants accepted 289
Female applicants accepted 106
Male applicants accepted 183
Freshman enrollment 255
Female freshman enrollment 93
Male freshman enrollment 162
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2022 Wait List

School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2022 High School Rank

Freshman students submitting high school class standing 73%

Fall 2022 High School GPA

Freshman students submitting high school GPA 84%
Average high school GPA 3.4
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 2.5-3.3

Fall 2022 Freshman SAT Scores

Freshman students submitting SAT scores 12%
SAT Critical Reading average score 480
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 420-530
SAT Math average score 480
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 420-530
SAT Writing average score N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range N/A
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2022 Freshman ACT Scores

Freshman students submitting ACT scores 68%
Average ACT Composite score 20
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 17-22
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 15-21
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 17-23