Rocky Mountain College

1511 Poly Dr, Billings, United States
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Overview of Rocky Mountain College

About this school

Rocky Mountain, founded in 1878, is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 60-acre campus is located in Billings.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:899
    • Men:458 (50.9%)
    • Women:441 (49.1%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Rocky Mountain College 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 not required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


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

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
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
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1511 Poly Drive
City, State, Zip
Billings, MT  59102-1796
Phone
(406) 657-1026
Fax
(406) 259-9751
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for some freshmen
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
64% of 1,238 applicants were admitted
Women
63% of 659 applicants were admitted
Men
66% of 579 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
300 (38%) of 797 admitted students enrolled
Women
143 (34%) of 417 admitted students enrolled
Men
157 (41%) of 380 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.34
375 And Above
26%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
19%
2.00 - 2.49
5%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
518 average |460-560 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
13%
• Score 500 - 600
51%
• Score 400 - 500
32%
• Score 300 - 400
4%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
530 average |450-590 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
4%
• Score 600 - 700
17%
• Score 500 - 600
43%
• Score 400 - 500
32%
• Score 300 - 400
4%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
22 average |20-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
4%
• Score 24 - 29
30%
• Score 18 - 23
56%
• Score 12 - 17
10%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $28,512 (68.96618450969957%)
  • Room & Board: - $8,330 (20.149001015916017%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,300 (3.1445019592666053%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,200 (7.740312515117798%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Rocky Mountain College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning February 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002534
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
226 (91.5%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
204 (90.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
204 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
35 (17.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
73%
Average Award
$24,276
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 203 (99.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $20,428
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 147 (72.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,486
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 35 (17.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
13 (5.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,808

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
722 (83.3%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
659 (91.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
659 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
119 (18.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
77%
Average Award
$24,480
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 655 (99.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,625
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 509 (77.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,296
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 116 (17.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
36 (4.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,358

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
73%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$29,452
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
8.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$462

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


63

Part-Time Faculty


48

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


47%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 37% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 37% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 17% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 7% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 33% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 62% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 4% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# 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
148,777

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
113
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


Rocky Mountain College provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


67.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


40.0%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


51.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


52.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (50)


  • Accounting and Business/Management
  • Accounting and Related Services, Other
  • Agricultural Business and Management, General
  • Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Aviation/Airway Management and Operations
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Ecology
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Equestrian/Equine Studies
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Management Science
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology Teacher Education
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Education, Parks and recreation

Online Degrees


Athletic training with Montana State University Billings, accountancy

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Physician Assistant Studies, Master of Accountancy, Master of Education

Master's Programs of Study (3)


  • Accounting
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Physician Assistant Studies

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


109,059

Nearest Metropolitan Area


60 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
13.7 average low in January, 77.6 average high in September
Rain
97 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
2 mile(s) from campus in Billings
Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Billings
Nearest Train Station
200 mile(s) from campus in Havre

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


49% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


51%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Not available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Battlin' Bears
School Colors
Forest green and vegas gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Skiing (Downhill)
Soccer
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Skiing (Downhill)
Soccer
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, golf, racquetball, rock climbing, skiing (downhill), soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Rocky Mountain College offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, outdoor recreation, enactus, flight team/club, environmental club, intervarsity christian fellowship

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


869

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
899
Women
441
Men
458

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 1.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.6% Asian
  • 2.8% Black/African-American
  • 5.6% Hispanic/Latino
  • 5.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.9% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 80.4% White
  • 2.1% Unknown

International Students


3.6% from 16 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


93

Student Resources

Study resources