Montana State University

Fall Headcount Enrollment: Scholastic Indicators

Student Data

Four scholastic indicators are used for admission to MSU: ACT score, SAT score, high school GPA, and rank in high school graduating class. The Board of Regents require that students who have graduated from high school within the past three years have an ACT score of at least 22 or an SAT score of at least 1030 or a high school grade point average of 2.50 or be in the top half (50th percentile) of their high school graduating class. The following table gives the averages of these indicators for recent entering freshmen classes. Past SAT scores are recentered to conform to the new scoring system.

PLEASE NOTE: Starting with Fall 2011, entering freshmen SAT scores will include the newly required writing component. The new minimum SAT with the combined reading, writing and math scores will be 1540.

Fall High School ACT SAT
GPA AVG Perc MSU AVG MT AVG US AVG MSU AVG MT AVG US AVG
2014 3.43 69th 25.3 20.5 21.0 1720
2013 3.41 69th 25.2 21.3 20.9 1711 1592 1474
2012 3.41 70th 25.2 22.0 21.1 1707 1584 1477
2011 3.40 70th 25.2 22.1 21.1 1656 1594 1500
2010 3.28 64th 24 22.0 21.0 1113 1076 1017
2009 3.26 63rd 24 22.0 21.1 1125 1083 1016
2008 3.28 64th 24 22.0 21.1 1122 1089 1017
2007 3.29 63rd 23.7 21.9 21.2 1107 1081 1017
2006 3.30 64th 23.5 21.9 21.1 1116 1083 1021
2005 3.31 64th 23.2 21.8 20.9 1115 1080 1020
2004 3.31 64th 23.2 21.7 20.9 1111 1076 1026
2003 3.31 65th 23.1 21.7 20.8 1102 1081 1106
2002 3.29 65th 23.1 20.7 20.8 1107 1088 1020
2001 3.28 65th 22.9 20.4 21.0 1105 1078 1020
2000 3.30 65th 23.1 19.7 21.0 1110 1089 1019
1999 3.29 67th 23.1 21.8 21.0 1101 1091 1016
1998 3.30 66th 23.4 21.9 21.0 1091 1089 1017
1997 3.23 64th 22.8 21.9 21.0 1084 1093 1016
1996 3.17 63rd 22.7 21.9 21.0 1085 1093 1013
1995 3.19 64th 22.9 21.7 20.9 1100 1102 1010
1994 3.18 65th 23.1 21.8 20.8 1084 1082 1003
1993 3.14 65th 22.8 21.8 20.8 1070 NA 1003
1992 3.12 65th 22.8 21.6 20.7 1077 NA 1003
1991 3.07 64th 22.6 21.7 20.6 1080 NA 999
1990 3.04 64th 22.7 21.6 20.6 1075 NA 1001