College of the Week: MSU

Marcus Roberts, Head Writer

Montana State University in Bozeman is a great public university for high school seniors who are unsure where to go to college. With almost seventeen thousand students, MSU is also ranked first in Forbes Magazine’s public universities in Montana. This university and its colleges are very research oriented (usually exceeds one hundred million dollars in annual research expenditures) but offers over two hundred and fifty academic options for students who want to choose different career fields. 


MSU becomes more and more highly accredited each year; the university is among the best institutions in America for producing Goldwater Scholars. They have terrific programs if you are looking to receive anything from a baccalaureate to masters to a doctoral degree. This school is also home to the only Science and Natural Filmmaking program in the world, which combines the arts of science, engineering, technology, and filmmaking. For a list of all majors and degrees offered at MSU Bozeman, click here. 


The Bobcats have fourteen NCAA Division I varsity sports and NIRA Rodeo. Notable alumni mainly have competed in ski-related sports or NFL football. Some famous athletes coming from Bozeman include: Jan Stenerud (NFL Kicker), Kari Swenson (Biathlon Bronze Medalist), Ken Amato (NFL Longsnapper), and Tony Boddie (USFL and NFL Runningback). 


The city of Bozeman is a great place to live. The beautiful Bridger mountains and the Gallatin National Forest surround “Bozangeles”. It is also nicknamed “The University of Yellowstone” for its leading number National Science Foundation grants concerning the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The campus looks appealing from its inside and out; seventy percent of its four-thousand plus students in the residence halls are freshmen. Housing is also provided to families and graduate students. Hundreds of trails in the surrounding area and the Pickle Barrel (best sandwich restaurant in the world) are pretty great bonuses, too. 

For more information about MSU, click here. 

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