University of Great Falls

Great Falls, MT

Great Falls, founded in 1932, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its 44-acre campus is located in Great Falls, near the falls of the Missouri River.

Website: www.uprovidence.edu/

Private
Co-ed
927
Undergraduate
Students
(69.8%) 647 Women
(30.2%) 280 Men
136
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Noncompetitive
Overall Admission Rate
76% of 805 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.28
SAT Math
580-710 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
17-24 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$35,518
Tuition and Fees
$25,318
Room and Board
$9,200
Average Percent of Need Met
70%
Average Freshman Award
$21,363
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$31,642
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Not reported
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
51
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 35% of classes
10-19 students: 33% of classes
20-29 students: 32% of classes
30-39 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Great Falls Population
59,351
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
38% of all students
Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Argonauts
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
1.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.0% Asian
3.0% Black/African-American
5.6% Hispanic/Latino
0.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.6% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
69.0% White
6.9% Unknown
International Students
Not reported
First-Year Students Returning
59.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
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

Noncompetitive: Virtually all applicants accepted regardless of high school rank or test scores.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is not required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English    
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Foreign Language    
Social Studies 1 2
History 3  
Academic Electives 5  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Recommended Not reported
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1301 Twentieth Street South
City, State, Zip
Great Falls, MT 59405
Phone
(406) 791-5200
Fax
(406) 791-5209
E-mail
enroll@ugf.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$35
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
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
Recommended for all freshmen
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
76% of 805 applicants were admitted
Women
73% of 523 applicants were admitted
Men
82% of 282 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported
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
3.28
3.75 and Above
18%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
8%
2.50 - 2.99
31%
2.00 - 2.49
3%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
580-710 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
50%
Score of 600 - 700
0%
Score of 500 - 600
50%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
17-24 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
0%
Score of 24 - 29
18%
Score of 18 - 23
51%
Score of 12 - 17
30%
Score of 6 - 11
1%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$35,518
Tuition and Fees
$25,318
Room and Board
$9,200
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002527
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
86 (93.5%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
78 (90.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
78 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
6 (7.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
70%
Average Award
$21,363
Need-Based Gift
Received by 55 (70.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,600
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 62 (79.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,638
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 9 (11.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
6 (6.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $8,328

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
401 (85.9%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
355 (88.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
354 (99.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
8 (2.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
68%
Average Award
$20,968
Need-Based Gift
Received by 286 (80.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,611
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 287 (81.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,293
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 36 (10.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
43 (9.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,270

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
70%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$31,642
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, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Education, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Dance
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Current Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Parents of Current Students, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Spouses of Current Students
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
Not reported
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Accounting and Business/Management
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Programming/Programmer, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
  • Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, Other
  • Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
  • Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other
  • Corrections
  • Corrections Administration
  • Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Criminal Justice/Police Science
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Human Services, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Information Technology
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
  • Library Science, Other
  • Management Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Network and System Administration/Administrator
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Reading Teacher Education
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
  • System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Theology/Theological Studies
  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
  • Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster
  • Writing, General
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Biological/life sciences, Business/marketing
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
None
Study Abroad
Not reported
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Not reported
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not reported
Math/Science
Not reported

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
51
Part-Time Faculty
72
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
35%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 35% of classes
10-19 students: 33% of classes
20-29 students: 32% of classes
30-39 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
 
Sophomore Standing
Not reported

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
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
 
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Not reported
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science in Organization Management, Master of Science in Counseling, Master of Education

Master's Programs of Study

  • Counseling Psychology
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Education--General
  • Human Services
  • Secondary Education

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Boston Population
59,351
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
40 acres

Weather

Temperature
11.6 average low in January, 74.6 average high in September
Rain
101 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Great Falls
Nearest Train Station
90 mile(s) from campus in Shelby

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
38% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
62%
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
Not reported
Personal Counseling
Not offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Argonauts
School Colors
Blue and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x x x x
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Equestrian Sports x x x x
Golf x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x      
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Wrestling     x x
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x  
Equestrian Sports x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball x  
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x  
Equestrian Sports x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Wrestling x x
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, equestrian sports, football, golf, skiing (downhill), soccer, softball, table tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, wrestling

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
Not Reported
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
927
Women
647 (69.8%)
Men
280 (30.2%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
469
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
1.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.0% Asian
3.0% Black/African-American
5.6% Hispanic/Latino
0.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.6% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
69.0% White
6.9% Unknown
International Students.
Not reported
Average Age
31
All Graduate Students
136

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
59.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
Not reported

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
Business 1%
Law 2%
Arts and Sciences 7%
Education 2%

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