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University of Montana Western

Dillon, MT

The University of Montana Western is a public college. Founded as a state normal school in 1897, it became a four-year branch campus of the University of Montana in 1988. Its 35-acre campus is located in Dillon, 65 miles south of Butte.

Institution TypePublic
Undergraduate Students1,505
   Women921 (61.2%)
   Men584 (38.8%)
Graduate StudentsNot reported


Entrance DifficultyMinimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate73% of 785 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Extracurricular Activities
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.08
SAT Math471 average
420-530 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading482 average
430-540 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite19 average
17-22 range of middle 50%


Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $16,521
Out-of-state: $28,443
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $4,284
Out-of-state: $16,206
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met14%
Average Freshman Award$2,959
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 25% of classes
10-19 students: 46% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
30-39 students: 0% of classes


Dillon Population4,201
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 72% of freshmen, 26% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNational Association of Intercollegiate Athletics


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.3.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.7% Asian
1.2% Black/African-American
3.8% Hispanic/Latino
2.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
85.5% White
2.9% Unknown
International StudentsNot reported
First-Year Students Returning68.0%
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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