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University of Montana

Missoula, MT

The University of Montana, founded in 1893, is a comprehensive public institution. Beyond academic programs, students select the University of Montana for its location and outdoor recreation opportunities. Campus recreation and outdoor programs enable students to take advantage of unique opportunities in the wilderness. Strong academic programs, particularly forestry and wildlife biology, are supported by a 29,000-acre experimental forest as well as two working ranches. The school has an exceptional environmental studies program. Programs are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences and the Schools of Business Administration, Education, Fine Arts, Forestry, Journalism, and Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences. Its 220-acre campus is located in Missoula, west of Great Falls.

Institution TypePublic
Undergraduate Students10,778
   Women5,854 (54.3%)
   Men4,924 (45.7%)
Graduate Students2,266


Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate84% of 2,401 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.33
SAT Math542 average
490-600 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading550 average
490-620 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing530 average
480-600 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite23 average
20-27 range of middle 50%


Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $19,595
Out-of-state: $37,049
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,215
Out-of-state: $23,669
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met89%
Average Freshman Award$14,821
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 33% of classes
20-29 students: 28% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes


Missoula Population69,122
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 80% of freshmen, 30% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotMonty the Grizzly Bear
Sororities6% of women participate
Fraternities 6% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.3.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.2% Asian
0.8% Black/African-American
4.4% Hispanic/Latino
4.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
78.5% White
7.7% Unknown
International Students2.1% from 68 countries
First-Year Students Returning72.6%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Average 3.13 3.21 632 634 25
Low 2.27 2.27 570 560 14
High 4.00 4.36 680 730 31
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