The University of Montana

Missoula, MT, USA
3.78 Average Rating

With a campus settled at the base of Mount Sentinel, the University of Montana is a 4-year public school in western Montana and the flagship institution of the Montana University System. UM is home to 13 colleges and schools granting undergraduate degrees, as well as offering bachelor’s degrees in Art and Media Arts available entirely online. For students of an indigenous background, the University of Montana also hosts the first chapter of the Native American Journalists Association. For recreation, the UM Outdoor Program offers classes in rock climbing and kayaking and oversees trips for activities such as backpacking in Glacier National Park.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
93%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
64%
Out-Of-State Students
28%
77%
Submitting ACT
31%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1165
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
11,865
Total Number of Undergrads
9,323
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
50%
20-39 Students
35%
40-99 Students
10%
100+ Students
2%
0
100
24%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
46%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
17:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$15,006
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$7,244
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$24,959
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$9,544
Books and Supplies
$1100

Aid & Grants

0
100
67%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
34%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,404
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
34%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,597
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$4,523

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
56%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,176
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$14,250
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$244
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
45%
55%
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
33%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Grizzlies
School Colors
Gold/Silver/Copper
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Big Sky Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Missoula
Great Falls
Seattle
Portland
Denver
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$43,300
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What Students Are Saying

3.78 Average Rating
an amazing campus with great clubs, programs and students. the university of montana is environmentally aware and sound. all students from all over the world that i have met here agree that this college is by far better than most, a treasure in education.
Albert from Missoula, MT
the university of montana is a fantastic school. they have great programs and amazing staff. the location is a perfect environment for learning.
Erin from Aurora, CO
if you can stand the drastic weather, missoula is one of the greatest places to compose, perform, and learn about music. the locals are incredibly relaxed and open to conversation about just about anything.
Matt from Great Falls, MT
the university has a diverse, fun, and clean campus. the variety of classes offered can lead students into varying majors and professions and help get their foot in the door. on a side note, the location of the campus, here in the valley, offers great views and many activities to keep yourself busy.
A student from Montana