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Acceptance Rate 82.54%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 23.86%
Applicants 29,167
Admitted 24,073
Enrolled 5,744

Applying To Montana Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 82.54% at Montana colleges and universities where total 29,167 students have applied and 24,073 have been accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $38.00 and the graduate application fees is $48.00. Next table presents the general admission information for applying to Montana colleges.
General Admission Information of Montana Colleges
Open Admission Policy21 out of 31 schools
Average Undergraduate Application Fees$ 38.00
Average Graduate Application Fees$ 48.00
Average Acceptance Rate82.54%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)23.86%
Average Test Scores1,099 SAT / 22 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2020-2021, total 29,167 students (14,881 men and 14,286 women) applied to and 24,073 (12,260 men and 11,813 women) students were accepted to admit Montana Colleges. Among them, 2,900 men and 2,844 women were enrolled into Montana schools. The average acceptance rate is 82.54% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 23.86%. The table below shows the Montana colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for Montana Colleges (2020-2021)
TotalMenWomen
Applicants29,16714,88114,286
Admitted24,07312,26011,813
Enrolled5,7442,9002,844
Acceptance Rate 82.54% 82.39% 82.69%
Enrollment Ratio 23.86% 23.65% 24.08%
[Chart]Montana Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For Montana college, 1,975 students (25.00% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 3,650 students (66.00%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,201 and 25th percentile score is 996. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 74 and 25th percentile score is 54. Next table shows the detail SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at Montana colleges and universities.
SAT and ACT Score Distribution at Montana Colleges
25th Percentile75th Percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing509.00608.00
SAT Math487.00593.00
ACT Composite19.0025.00
ACT Math18.0025.00
ACT English17.0024.00
[Chart] SAT/ACT Distribution - Montana Colleges
[Chart] Average SAT Scores - Montana Colleges
[Chart] Average ACT Scores - Montana Colleges

Calendar System and Accepted Credits

In Montana State, 22 schools use semester calendar systems and 1 schools are based on quarter system. Next table lists the number of schools with their calendar systems.
Semester22 out of 31 schools
Quarter1 out of 31 schools
Trimester0 out of 31 schools
Four-one-four plan0 out of 31 schools
Other academic year0 out of 31 schools
Differs by program6 out of 31 schools
Continuous2 out of 31 schools
Next table describes credits that Montana colleges and universities are accepting for their students
Dual Credits21 out of 31 schools
Credits for Life Experiences12 out of 31 schools
Advanced placement (AP) Credits15 out of 31 schools
Credit for Military Training15 out of 31 schools

Application Requirements

7 Montana schools require High School GPA and 7 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 5 Montana colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to Montana colleges.
Admission Checklist for Montana Colleges
RequiredRecommended
High School GPA70
High School Rank32
High School Record (or Transcript)70
Completion of College Preparatory Program23
Recommendations11
Formal Demonstration of Competencies00
Admission Test Scores50
TOEFL61
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)00