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.

Website: www.umt.edu/

Public
Co-ed
9,323
Undergraduate
Students
(55.3%) 5,153 Women
(44.7%) 4,170 Men
2,542
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
93% of 6,182 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.55
SAT Math
520-620 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
591 average
540-650 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
24 average
21-26 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $20,950
Out-of-state: $38,665
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $7,244
Out-of-state: $24,959
Room and Board
$9,544
Average Percent of Need Met
67%
Average Freshman Award
$12,891
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$28,157
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
521
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 18% of classes
10-19 students: 31% of classes
20-29 students: 28% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 7% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes
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Campus Life

Missoula Population
69,122
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
35% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Monty the Grizzly Bear
Sororities
6% of women participate
Fraternities
6% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
3.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.2% Asian
1.1% Black/African-American
4.7% Hispanic/Latino
4.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
78.1% White
6.9% Unknown
International Students
2.2% from 68 countries
First-Year Students Returning
69.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
24.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 2  
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies 3  
History 2  
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 28
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
32 Campus Drive
City, State, Zip
Missoula, MT 59812
Phone
(406) 243-6266
Fax
(406) 243-5711
E-mail
admiss@umontana.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$30
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
93% of 6,182 applicants were admitted
Women
93% of 3,472 applicants were admitted
Men
92% of 2,710 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
2,687 (47%) of 5,727 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,460 (45%) of 3,235 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,227 (49%) of 2,492 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.55
3.75 and Above
26%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
18%
2.00 - 2.49
6%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
520-620 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
3%
Score of 600 - 700
35%
Score of 500 - 600
47%
Score of 400 - 500
12%
Score of 300 - 400
2%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
591 average
540-650 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
9%
Score of 600 - 700
39%
Score of 500 - 600
39%
Score of 400 - 500
12%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
24 average
21-26 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
10%
Score of 24 - 29
40%
Score of 18 - 23
42%
Score of 12 - 17
8%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 17%
Top quarter: 42%
Top half: 73%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $20,950
Out-of-state: $38,665
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $7,244
Out-of-state: $24,959
Room and Board
$9,544
Books and Supplies
$1,400
Other Expenses
$2,762
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
faid@mso.umt.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline December 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 16
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002536
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,165 (86.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
861 (74.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
859 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
100 (12.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
67%
Average Award
$12,891
Need-Based Gift
Received by 542 (65.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,951
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 836 (95.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,313
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 584 (58.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
345 (22.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,117

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
5,013 (74.1%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
4,022 (80.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,989 (99.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
382 (9.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
60%
Average Award
$11,663
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,542 (66.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,771
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,734 (93.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,956
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,939 (44.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,258 (18.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,845

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
58%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$28,157
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Creative Writing, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership, Rodeo
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent, International Students, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students, Veterans
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American Government and Politics (United States)
  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Astronomy
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Forest Management/Forest Resources Management
  • Forestry, General
  • Forestry, Other
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Journalism
  • Legal Studies, General
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music, General
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Pharmaceutics and Drug Design
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Social sciences, Education, Natural resources/environmental science
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
521
Part-Time Faculty
207
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
56%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 18% of classes
10-19 students: 31% of classes
20-29 students: 28% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 7% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 11% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 39% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 35% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 9% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
819,609
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Education, Master of Music, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Business Administration, Master of Interdisciplinary Studies, Master of Science, Master of Public Administration

Master's Programs of Study

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Community Health
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Cultural Studies
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • English
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Health Education
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Physical Education
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Theater
  • Writing
  • Zoology

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Education, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Cultural Studies
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Ecology
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Law
  • Physical Therapy
  • Zoology

Location and Setting


Missoula Population
69,122
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
220 acres

Weather

Temperature
15.4 average low in January, 73.9 average high in September
Rain
124 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
4 mile(s) from campus in Missoula
Nearest Train Station
120 mile(s) from campus in Whitefish

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
35% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
65%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Monty the Grizzly Bear
School Colors
Maroon, silver, and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x x
Golf x x    
Soccer x x    
Softball x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Golf    
Soccer    
Softball    
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
crew, equestrian sports, fencing, field hockey, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, skiing (downhill), ultimate Frisbee
Men's Club Sports
baseball, crew, equestrian sports, fencing, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, skiing (downhill), ultimate Frisbee

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
archery, badminton, baseball, basketball, bowling, cross-country running, football, ice hockey, racquetball, rugby, skiing (cross-country), soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, volleyball, water polo, weight lifting

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities
Sororities
6% of women participate
Fraternities
6% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
9,323
Women
5,153 (55.3%)
Men
4,170 (44.7%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
7,444
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
3.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.2% Asian
1.1% Black/African-American
4.7% Hispanic/Latino
4.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
78.1% White
6.9% Unknown
International Students.
2.2% from 68 countries
Average Age
23
All Graduate Students
2,542

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
69.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
24.8%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
42.1%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
48.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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