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Montana State University In Bozeman: Education, Sports, & Campus Life

Make some time to tour the campus of Montana State University, located in Bozeman - just 10 minutes from Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport. As the largest state university in Montana, MSU celebrates its 120-year history with pomp and circumstance. Get on your blue and gold and cheer the Bobcats to victory on their home turf as they make their way to the Big Sky Conference. Schedule a guided tour of the sprawling 1,780-acre campus and its state-of-the-art facilities including a fitness center, gym, courts, and swimming pool. With over 125 majors, 60 areas of study, and 40 master's programs, MSU draws in both Montana residents and out-of-state students to study arts & architecture, education, agriculture, business, health & human development, engineering, science, and nursing. Home to the Museum of the Rockies and its extensive collection of dinosaur fossils, MSU is dedicated to its science research as well as the Plant Growth Center and the Center for Bison and Wildlife.


Prices -

 Entrance is free. Price of services & activities vary.

Hours -

 Guided Walking Tours: Monday through Friday at 9 am and 2 pm. The welcome center is open weekdays from 8 am to 5 pm.


  • Bobcats Sports Games
  • Speeches and Seminars
  • Catapalooza (start of Fall Semester)
  • Homecoming
  • Service Saturday
  • MSU Fridays


  • Bobcats Games
  • Athletics
  • Sightseeing
  • Academics
  • Walking Tours
  • Greek Life


Where is Montana University State?

Montana State University is located in Bozeman, Montana, just 50 miles from the Lodge at Big Sky. If you’re thinking of touring campus while on vacation, MSU is an easy 1-hour drive along US-191 to our hotel and just 11 miles from Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport. 

What is Montana State University known for?

Montana State University in Bozeman is the largest state school in Montana. They are well known for their large campus, diverse majors, a lively Greek life, and Montana State Bobcats athletics, which compete in the NCAA Division I Big Sky Conference. Notable alumni include Jan Stenerud, who joined the Bobcats football team his junior year and became one of the few Pro Football Hall of Fame placekickers.

How many students attend Montana State University?

Montana State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 16,400, and a graduate school enrollment of approximately 2,000. With a 1,780-acre campus, MSU is the largest Montana state school. 50% of students are Montana residents, while the other 50% are transient.


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