MSU is one of 131 universities in the US classified as R1 (Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity) in the Carnegie Classification and one of two in the nation that has also been categorized as having Very High Undergraduate enrollment.
MSU received the Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. This classification shows MSU’s commitment to engaging with the community through various projects embedded in MSU’s coursework, extracurricular activities, and research. These projects all work towards sharing knowledge between MSU and communities around campus and the state to enhance the student experience while contributing to the public good.
Situated in the city of Bozeman with an average of 300 days of sunshine each year, MSU is ideally located for exploring the natural beauty and rocky landscape of Yellowstone National Park. In 2019, MSU was listed second of the Great Affordable Colleges for Outdoor Enthusiasts. The small city provides numerous events and activities for students to enjoy all year round, including the annual Sweet Pea Arts festival. Campus is located just 20 minutes from the ski slopes and many hiking trails nearby, there is always something for everyone.
My name is Que and I’m the International Student Recruiter at Montana State University. I was born and raised in Vietnam. I earned a Bachelor's degree in Commerce in Vietnam and a Master's degree in Project Management in the US. Being an international student myself and having spoken with so many international students about their plan to go abroad for study, I understand how big a difference it would make to have an advisor to walk with you on the journey to your dream university. So, I’m here to help if you have any questions about studying at MSU or living in Bozeman, Montana. We see more Canadian students coming to MSU year after year for our academic excellence, our beautiful location, our strong sport teams and we’d love to welcome more Canadian students to our Bobcat family!