Academically, Montana State is top-of-the-line. Our academic programs are more than in-the-classroom study; MSU offers a myriad of hands-on learning opportunities, mentorships, and world-class research. Here you will find a student-centered campus, which has and will continue to develop outstanding scholars and prepare students for successful careers. Our faculty and staff are not only the best in their fields and great teachers, but also warm and friendly. Additionally, MSU is Montana’s land-grant university, which provides opportunities to utilize the state’s great land and natural resources as a learning and research tool. All this comes together to form a great, one-of-a-kind university. Accordingly, we rank in the top 100 of over 4,400 universities in the Carnegie Foundation’s criteria for institutions conducting the highest levels of research.