Despite Montana's small population, the state is home to several quality colleges and universities. Prospective college students will find options ranging from a small private liberal arts college to large public universities. To help you determine if your test scores are on target for your top choice Montana schools, the table below can guide you. The SAT scores in the table are for the middle 50% of matriculated students. If your scores fall within or above these ranges, you're on target for admission to one of these Montana colleges. If your scores are slightly below the range presented in the table, don't panic -- 25% of enrolled students have SAT scores below those listed.
It's also important to put the SAT in perspective. The exam is just one part of the application, and a strong academic record is even more important than test scores. Some of the selective colleges will also be looking for a strong essay, meaningful extracurricular activities and good letters of recommendation.
Note that the ACT is more popular than the SAT in Montana, but all the colleges will accept either exam.
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data from the National Center for Educational Statistics
|SAT Scores for Montana Colleges (mid 50%)
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|Montana State University||500||630||500||640||470||600|
|Montana State University-Billings||open-admissions|
|Montana State University-Northern||413||498||423||520||360||485|
|Rocky Mountain College||440||540||450||550||-||-|
|Salish Kootenai College||open-admissions|
|University of Montana||480||600||470||600||460||580|
|University of Montana-Western||open-admissions|
|University of Great Falls||open-admissions|
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