Costs & Scholarships
Quality Education at an Affordable Price
As a state or public institution, Montana State University offers outstanding education at an affordable price. MSU has made several appearances on U.S. News & World Report's rankings of "Best Buys" for undergraduate education.
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 for the Advancement of Teaching 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.
This ranking signifies to students that the opportunities for research, scholarship, and creative work at MSU are comparable to those found at the very best and most prestigious universities in America. Our students have a myriad of resources, from extraordinary faculty and excellent facilities, to the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success, the Writing Center, and the Margaret Hosaeus Fitness Center, all of which are included in tuition and do not require extra charges.