University of Montana

32 Campus Dr, Missoula, United States
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Overview of University of Montana

About this school

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 Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:9,323
    • Men:4,170 Men (44.7%)
    • Women:5,153 Women (55.3%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Montana is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
3
-
History
2
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 28
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
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

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
32 Campus Drive
City, State, Zip
Missoula, MT 59812
Phone
(406) 243-6266
Fax
(406) 243-5711
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$36
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
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


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


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

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.55
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
569 average |520-620 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
3%
• Score 600 - 700
35%
• Score 500 - 600
47%
• Score 400 - 500
12%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
9%
• Score 600 - 700
39%
• Score 500 - 600
39%
• Score 400 - 500
12%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $7,244|Out-of-state: $24,959 (34.58%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,544 (45.56%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,400 (6.68%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,762 (13.18%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Montana accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline December 31
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 16
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002536
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,350 (86.8%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,000 (74.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
999 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
123 (12.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
67%
Average Award
$12,033
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 649 (65.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,319
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 958 (95.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,751
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 584 (58.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
343 (22.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,134

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
5,478 (74.1%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
4,453 (81.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
4,415 (99.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
419 (9.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
62%
Average Award
$11,594
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,936 (66.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,094
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 4,131 (93.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,270
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,967 (44.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,353 (18.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,509

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
60%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$30,000
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
36.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
13.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Creative Writing, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership, Rodeo
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent, International Students, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,952

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

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
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Montana provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


69.2%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


24.8%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


42.1%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


48.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (100)


  • Accounting
  • Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American Government and Politics (United States)
  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Astronomy
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
  • 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
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Drawing
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Finance, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Forest Management/Forest Resources Management
  • Forestry, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Information Technology
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Journalism
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Legal Studies, General
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Pharmaceutics and Drug Design
  • Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Physics, General
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
  • Psychology, General
  • Radio and Television
  • Reading Teacher Education
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Russian Studies
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Statistics, General
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
  • Women's Studies
  • Zoology/Animal Biology

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

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


Business/marketing, Social sciences, Education, Natural resources/environmental science

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


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

Master's Programs of Study (78)


  • Accounting
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Animal Behavior
  • Anthropology
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Community Health
  • Computer Art and Design
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • English
  • English Education
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Fish, Game, and Wildlife Management
  • Forestry
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Geosciences
  • German
  • Health Education
  • History
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Internet and Interactive Multimedia
  • Journalism
  • Legal and Justice Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Music
  • Natural Resources
  • Neuroscience
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physical Education
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • Rural Planning and Studies
  • Rural Sociology
  • School Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Theater
  • Toxicology
  • Writing
  • Zoology

Campus Life

Location & Geography

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

Available Transportation


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 of College Housing


35% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


65%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

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


University of Montana offers 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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


7,444

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
9,323
Women
5,153
Men
4,170

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

Number of Graduate Students


2,542

Student Resources

Study resources