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 is one of the only schools in the US to provide:
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)
The university has claimed several laurels by being:
|Type of University||Public|
|Number of undergraduates||2330|
|Tuition and fees (in-state)||7, 431 USD|
|Tuition and fees ( out of state)||22,594 USD|
|Test Scores accepted||SAT, ACT|
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.
Programs offered at the graduate school are included provided by the school of engineering and CLSPS.
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 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.
Montana Tech provides amazing on-campus housing options for students with three co-residence halls accommodating approximately 370 students.
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 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:
Montana Tech University’s graduate programs, the deadlines are -
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:
1300 West Park Street Box 20
Butte, MT 59701
The average cost of attendance for Montana Tech University is as follows:
|Expense||Cost (in USD)|
|Tuition & Fees||22,500|
|Room & Board**||9,854|
|Books & Supplies||1,350|
|Expense||Cost (in USD)|
|Tuition & Fees||20,720|
|Room & Board||9,854|
|Books & Supplies||1,020|
The cost of accommodation at Montana Tech University is mentioned below in a tabulated format:
|Residence Hall||Rate Per Academic Year (in USD)|
|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.
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.
|Scholarship||Criteria||Amount Awarded (per year)|
|Marie Moebus Presidential Scholarship||3.75 or higher GPA; ACT>30 or SAT>1410||6,000 USD|
|Advantage Scholarship||3.0 GPA required; Math ACT>24 or Math SAT>580||12,230 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.
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 :
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).
|Average Cost of Attendance||$21,956 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||1 : 1|
|Montana Tech Enrollment||2478|
|Average Graduation Rate||43.6%|
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
|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|
|Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Nursing Programs||Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education|
|Nursing Programs||Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary