Montana State University-Northern: Narrative Description

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PO Box 7751
Havre, MT 59501-7751
Tel: (406)265-3700
Admissions: (406)265-3704
Fax: (406)265-3777
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State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Montana University System. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1929. Setting: 105-acre small town campus. Endowment: $162,838. Educational spending 2003-04: $3500 per student. Total enrollment: 1,589. Faculty: 103 (73 full-time, 30 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 868 applied, 82% were admitted. Full-time: 1,060 students, 48% women, 52% men. Part-time: 368 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 7 states and territories, 3 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 14% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 65% 25 or older. Retention: 65% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; trade and industry. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Placement: ACT required. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $4519 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $13,095 full-time. College room and board: $5190.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 26 open to all. Most popular organizations: Vocational and Industrial Clubs of America, Student Nurses Association of America, Student Education Association. Major annual events: Founders' Week, Convocation, Native American Pow-Wow. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. Vande Bogart Libraries with 128,000 books, 1,729 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $317,148. 140 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Havre is the transportation hub of the Northern Great Plains, America's agricultural heartland. Montana's panoramic Big Sky meets a horizon of rolling foothills and abundant lakes and reservoirs. The community is easily accessible from all directions by highway, Amtrak, and a commuter airline with links to major international airports. Rugged environments such as Glacier National Park, the Cypress Hills of Canada, the Bears Paw Mountains and the Little Rockies, are only a few hours away. Picnicking, camping, abundant wildlife, lakes with great fishing, boating, and water skiing, and numerous winter and summer sports offer recreation for outdoor enthusiasts.

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