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MONTANA TECH - [MTECH], BUTTE, MONTANA

Butte, MontanaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1889Established Year
  1909Enrollment

Montana Tech: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Known as Montana’s premier STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) university in Montana. Initially started as Montana State School of Mines, the university has jumped leaps and bounds to become a public university and collectively consists of School of Mines and Engineering; College of Letters, Science and Professional Studies; Highlands College; and Graduate School.

Situated on a land of 100,000 acres in Butte, Montana, the university dates back to the early 1900s and is considered as one of America’s Best-Valued schools in undergraduate education. Montana tech comprises of - the School of Engineering and Mining which offers courses in Science and Professional Studies.

Montana Tech University Student Enrolment

Montana Tech is one of the only schools in the US to provide:

  • B.S. in Geophysical Engineering
  • A bachelors in metallurgical engineering 
  • B.S degree in mining engineering 
  • B.S in petroleum engineering

Dedication to research has resulted in the university’s boundless growth, where the institution’s funding comes ranging across local, state and national backing from both the private and government sectors. (1)

Montana Tech University Rankings

The university has claimed several laurels by being: 

  • #1 in Nation for Best Value Engineering Schools among the Top 50 Best Value Engineering Schools 
  • #1 in BSN Nursing School in Montana, as stated by RNCareers.org
  • As per the U.S. News 2020 rankings, MTU stands at #27 among Best Regional Universities in the West
  • According to Learn.org, Montana Tech University is placed at #6 among top STEM Universities in the Country.

Highlights

Type of UniversityPublic
Total enrollment2583
Number of undergraduates2330
International students12+
Tuition and fees (in-state)7, 431 USD
Tuition and fees ( out of state)22,594 USD
Student-faculty ratio13:1
Acceptance rate90%
Test Scores acceptedSAT, ACT
Official websitemtech.edu

Programs, Campus, and Residence

Programs offered at Montana Tech

Montana Tech offers a range of programs for its students designed specifically to help them accomplish their goals. Undergraduate, Graduate, associate and Certificate courses can be pursued in this university.

  • School of Mines and Engineering provides diverse engineering disciplines available mainly related to mines, petroleum, material science, metallurgy.
  • Under the College of Letters, Science and Professional Studies (CLSPS), programs on biological sciences, chemistry, health and computer-related, mathematics also interdisciplinary programs are covered.
  • Graduate school will help you master the knowledge to finer details and make professional advancement in career. 

Programs offered at the graduate school are included provided by the school of engineering and CLSPS.

Campus

Set in a rural setting, the campus is lodged midway between Yellowstone and Glacier national parks. It houses the Mineral museum and offers several activities like whitewater rafts, lap swimming, and other off-academics programs which make a student’s life lively and exuberant. 

Living at Montana Tech University campus :

Montana Tech Living

Montana Tech provides a hands-on learning experience through experiential learning and internships. Oredigger media is a student-run media organization that consolidates the newspaper, The technocrat and Radio FM program.

A very interesting and innovative step is taken by the Montana tech to go cashless called Digger Dollar program where a declining balance account is created for students to avoid the hassles of dealing with cash. Discount on several services makes it pocket-friendly for students.

Accommodation

Montana Tech provides amazing on-campus housing options for students with three co-residence halls accommodating approximately 370 students. 

  • Living Learning Center - The newest hall with over 60% single-occupancy rooms and 40% double-occupancy or two-person suite single options. 
  • Prospector Hall - Has space for 200 odd students with mostly double occupancy and a few single rooms. In addition, several suites are present with 2-3 bedrooms sharing a private living area and bathroom.
  • Centennial Hall - Comprises suite-style rooms on the entire third floor but the rest of the building encompasses double-occupancy rooms.

Apart from all the basic amenities provided, extra benefits include nutritional counselling and sack meals for students who might be away on class-related matters. The housing committee also provides in-room services during emergency cases.

Besides residence halls, Montana tech maintains apartment units that are leased to students who are living off-campus.

Interested candidates are required to submit an online application along with an initial refundable deposit of 100 USD made out to the MTU housing committee.

Application Procedure

Where to Apply - Interested candidates seeking to get admission at MTU can apply through the official application portal

Application fee - All UG candidates are required to pay a non-refundable application fee of 30 USD. Whereas, for graduates, the application fee is 50 USD.

When to Apply - While the application deadline for freshmen candidates is:

  • August 17 (Fall Season)
  • December 30 (Spring Season)

Montana Tech University’s graduate programs, the deadlines are - 

  • April 1 for Fall
  • October 1 for Spring
  • January 1 for the Summer Semester

Admission requirements-  

  • Complete online application
  • Official and Certified academic transcript(s) and grades in English from all institutions attended 
  • Freshmen must have a 2.50 and Undergraduates a 3.0 GPA based on a 4.0 scale to be eligible for admission
  • All candidates need to submit theirEnglish proficiency and standardized testscores (freshmen only), in order to study in the USA.
TestScores
TOEFL (iBT)71
IELTS6.0
SAT1120
ACT22
  • International Statement of Financial Support form filled by the individual/ sponsor and bank certifying the funds.
  • Physician or Nurse Validated Immunization Records identifying immunization against MMR, Diphtheria, Tetanus, TB [test completed within the past year].
  • All F-1 international students must obtain a Form I-20 to study in the United States. A Form I-20 will be given by Montana Tech once the above-stated requirements are fulfilled

Note: Graduation aspirants are required to fulfil a few additional requirements such as - three reference letters from mentors/academic advisors, a typewritten statement specifying ‘Your academic and professional goals and how they align with the chosen course’, and GRE score for specific courses. 

All the required document(s) must be sent to:

Montana Tech
Graduate School
1300 West Park Street Box 20
Butte, MT 59701

Cost of Attendance

The average cost of attendance for Montana Tech University is as follows:

Undergraduate

ExpenseCost (in USD)
Tuition & Fees22,500
Room & Board**9,854
Books & Supplies1,350
Transportation**1,777
Miscellaneous**2,320
TOTAL37,901

Graduate

ExpenseCost (in USD)
Tuition & Fees20,720
Room & Board9,854
Books & Supplies1,020
Transportation1,777
Miscellaneous2,320
TOTAL35,691

The cost of accommodation at Montana Tech University is mentioned below in a tabulated format:

Residence HallRate Per Academic Year (in USD)
Double (P&C)4,362
Single (P&C)4,934
Suite Double (P&C)4,926
Suite Single (P&C)5,452
Studio Double (LLC)4,798
Studio Single (LLC)5,428
Suite Single (LLC)5,998

P=Prospector Hall, C=Centennial Hall, LLC=Living & Learning Center *Room rates always subject to approval by the Board of Regents 

Furthermore, meal plans are available for students who live on or off-campus.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Each year Montana Tech offers financial aid to students to study in the USA. The university offers more than 1.6 Million USD in scholarships to its students. The scholarships are highly competitive. Thus, interested candidates are advised to apply early. 

  • General application to apply for all scholarships a student can qualify for.
  • Application Deadline - December 15 
  • Featured scholarships include
ScholarshipCriteriaAmount Awarded (per year)
Marie Moebus Presidential Scholarship3.75 or higher GPA; ACT>30 or SAT>14106,000 USD
Advantage Scholarship3.0 GPA required; Math ACT>24 or Math SAT>58012,230 USD

Please note - Teaching assistants (GRAs/GTAs) who are not Montana residents are awarded a TARA waiver, which is equal to the difference between resident and non-resident tuition. 

Work while you study

Students who want to alleviate their cost of expenses can work within the university and simultaneously gain work experience. The Enrollment Services office offers and collects student employment paperwork and timecards. The Payroll office processes timecards for student employee paychecks.

Students who have never worked on campus before (or within the last 2 years) need to submit the following forms for student employment :

  • Student employment policies form
  • Student employment certification form
  • W-4 form
  • Form I-9 (completed within 3 working days post the employee start date)
  • Decedent’s warrant (recommended)
  • Equal employment opportunity form (optional)
  • Electronic payroll deposit (optional)

Moreover, males under 26 years of age are required to submit a Statement of selective service registration status 

Students can access job postings through Career Services online resource, DIGGERecruiting.

Important note - Employment of international students is subject to additional requirements based on visa status. For any queries related to international students, visas, and employment restrictions, you may reach out to the Foreign Student Advisor in the Student Life Office at (406) 496-4477 or visit the Engineering Hall(room 101).

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Montana Tech Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population2478
FAFSA Code002531
Application Cost$30
Accreditation NWCCU
Average Cost of Attendance$21,956 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score120811151300 16%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing585540630-
Mathematics623575670-
ACTCheck Detailed Score252227 84%
English232025-
Mathematics262427-

Montana Tech Acceptance Rate

92.4%

Acceptance Rate

630

Total Applicants

2478

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

67.7%

Male

32.3%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program92.4%
Total Applicants2333
Total Enrolled2155
Graduate
Graduate Programs92.3%
Total Applicants350
Total Enrolled323

Montana Tech Enrollment

Enrollment
Montana Tech Enrollment2478
Undergraduate Enrollment2155
Graduate Enrollment323
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate43.6%

Attendance Cost

$21,956

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$21,956 / Year
Post Graduate Program$25,000 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,100 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$9,289 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$3,410 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$9,289 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$3,410 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$2,410 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$2,410 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Program Wise Accreditations
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing ProgramsAccreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
290118581043101
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    Book Store

    Montana Tech Bookstore0.03 Km
    Books & Books1.38 Km
    Second Edition Books1.45 Km
    Butte Archives1.66 Km

    Hospital

    Summit Surgery Center LLC1.05 Km
    St James Healthcare1.08 Km
    St. James Hospital1.33 Km
    Continental Divide Ob/Gyn1.34 Km
    Center For Family Health1.74 Km
    The Higher Standard5.36 Km
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    Airport

    St. James1.1 Km
    Butte Aero Heliport7.36 Km
    Airport Bus Resource Group7.65 Km
    Bert Mooney Airport7.67 Km

    Restaurant

    Park 2171.36 Km
    M&M Bar and Cafe1.68 Km
    Chicken Shack2.91 Km
    Matt's Place2.92 Km
    Little Caesars Pizza3.16 Km
    Pour House Pub3.77 Km
    Dairy Queen Butte Harrison4.35 Km
    Royse's Hamburgers & More4.5 Km
    Oasis Casino & Restaurant5.1 Km
    KFC5.22 Km
    Subway5.46 Km
    Buffalo Wild Wings6.12 Km
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    Shopping Mall

    Butte Plaza Mall5.4 Km

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