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UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA - [UM], MISSOULA, MONTANA

Missoula, MontanaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1893Established Year
  11865Enrollment

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

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The University of Montana is a public university, established in the year 1893. Located in an urban setting in Missoula, Montana, USA, it consists of a number of colleges that impart quality education in arts, science, law, business, economics, and commerce.

While the university focuses extensively on research-oriented courses, it’s not- all work and no play at the University of Montana. The varsity athletics team, also known as the Montana Grizzlies competes in the NCAA Division I college athletic leagues and ranks highly within the US. 

With over 150 different clubs for extracurricular and recreational activities, the University of Montana keeps a check on the overall development of students while making a difference in their lives.

Montana Recreational Activities

Quick fact: The Montana Snowball (a world-famous ski area) is only 20 minutes away from the Missoula campus.

Ranking

According to US News ranking for 2020, the university is ranked at #123 in Top Public Schools

University of Montana GPA

The University’s athletics team and ranks at #1 in Montana state and #92 in the US for being the Best College Athletic Team, according to Niche.com rankings for the year 2020.

Highlights

Type of UniversityPublic
Campus SettingUrban
Establishment Year1893
No. of colleges12
No. of Residential Halls9
Types of Programs OfferedUndergraduate, Graduate, Doctoral, and Online courses
Basic Tuition Fee for International students34,502 USD ( undergraduate courses), 23,278 ( graduate program)
Test scores acceptedSAT, ACT, IELTS, TOEFL, PTE Academics, iTEP, Eiken
Official Websiteumt.edu

Quick fact: 70% of UG classes at the U of M, Missoula have 30 students or less.

MU Programs, Campus, and accommodation

Montana University Programs

Montana University offers various courses at undergraduate and graduate levels. It also provides English language courses. The university has different colleges that offer majors and minors, research, and student exchange programs in a wide range of fields of humanities, commerce, business, science, and biology. Academic units at the university comprise of -

  • College of Humanities and Sciences - The college offers a wide range of courses in different fields of liberal arts, professional training, and graduate study program. A few popular courses include - Anthropology, Biochemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Mathematical Sciences, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
  • Phyllis J. Washington College of Education - Aimed to impart professional courses in the field of teaching and learning, Counseling and Educational Leadership
  • W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation - The popular courses include Ecosystem and Conservation Sciences, Wildlife Biology, and Forest Management
  • College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences - Helps its student population by providing professional courses in the field of pharmacy and biomedical sciences.
  • Missoula College - The college provides courses in distinct fields which include Applied Arts and Sciences, Business Technology, Health Professions, Industrial Technology

Apart from the above-mentioned schools, the University of Montana includes - 

  • School of Extended & Lifelong Learning
  • Bitterroot College
  • Davidson Honors College
  • Graduate School
  • College of Business
  • Alexander Blewett III School of Law
  • College of the Arts and Media

Quick fact: UM’s School of Journalism has been training journalists for 100 years.

Campus

The Montana University campus has an urban setting and is spread over a large area of about 220 acres with 64 buildings and a 25,200-seat football stadium. The University has a large on-campus experimental farm spread over an area of 10 hectares which produces crops for emergency food shelters.

The vast tree-lined campus also provides on-campus residential facilities to the students. The students from the University of Montana and Missoula College can either choose to live in the residence halls or campus villages. The residence halls are designed for single students and provide housing during fall and spring semesters.

Being the center of liberal arts education in Montana, UM is known to balance a core commitment with intensive programs of professional preparation. 

Quick fact: Also known as the “Garden City”, Missoula comprises Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks which is a three to four-hour drive from the campus. 

Accommodation

The accommodation plan at the University of Montana incorporates residence halls and campus villages. 

Lewis & Clark and University villages - Conveniently located on the south of the campus the villages are within a close walking distance from the campus. Students enrolled in the University of Montana can apply for village residences anytime throughout the year. 

RequirementsLewis and Clark VillageUniversity Village
Credits60+ required6 per semester
GPA2.5, if Credits<60Not required

Residence halls - Living on campus offers an additional advantage to those who are looking for affordable student housing options while enjoying their time in the varsity. The students living in the campus residence halls enjoy a wide range of facilities and are provided with a much safer and amiable environment. The students can attend and participate in various events organized to improve social interaction with others.

There are 9 different residential halls - One all-female hall, One all-male hall, and Seven co-ed halls. 

It is mandatory for students with less than 30 college credits to reside in residence halls. However, exceptions can be made by the Director of UM Housing. 

Montana University Admission Process

Where to Apply: For undergraduate courses, the students can apply either through the Common Application form or through the University of Montana application page. Whereas, international graduate aspirants may refer to the graduate application page for the same.

Application Fee: Undergraduate students are required to pay a non - refundable application fee of 30 USD while, graduation aspirants are charged with 60 USD at the time of submission of application.

Application deadline: To be considered for admission at the University of Montana international undergraduate applicants can either apply before June 15 (for the fall semester) or by November 15 (for the spring semester).

How to Apply: International candidates are required to follow below-mentioned steps in order to apply for admission - 

  1. Submit completed application
  2. Choose the program you want to opt for
    1. Submit official documents - 
    2.  Academic transcript(s)
    3. Financial information
    4. Letter(s) of recommendation (only for graduate students)
    5. Proof of financial support
    6. Copy of passport
    7. Transfer form

English proficiency test scores - 

TestRequire score
IELTS6.0
TOEFL - iBT, PBT70, 525
CBE180
SAT25
ACT - Writing, ELA07, 18

We advise you to submit your application early. This gives you plenty of time to request your test results and academic records and apply for a student visa, in order to study in the US.

Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance for this academic session could estimate up to - 

PurposeUndergraduate program (USD)Graduate program (USD)
Tuition & Fees26,56827,443
Living Expenses**14,59512,744
Total41,16340,187

Note - the tuition fee includes the cost for books and supplies that is 1,100 USD.

** -The living expenses include the cost of living in residence halls and a meal plan (9,840 USD) and UM student insurance (4,755 USD).

Scholarships and Financial Aids

U of M offers scholarships to new and continuing students 

ScholarshipEligible Students
International Student ScholarshipFreshmen undergraduates
Presidential Leadership ScholarshipFreshmen with an exceptional academic record
Academic Department ScholarshipExceptionally talented students in each department
Intercollegiate Athletic ScholarshipAvailable to student-athletes

Note - Students who are seeking scholarships in academic and athletic departments are advised to contact the specific departments for any further information. 

Working while Studying at the University of Montana

The University of Montana offers work-study programs to those who need financial assistance to meet their college expenses. 

The award provides jobs to undergraduate and graduate students. The students are allowed to work for 19 hours per week during school sessions and up to 39 hours per week during vacations.

Only domestic students are allowed to work during their course time.

Alumni network

A few notable alumni include:

  • Daryl Baldwin: Cultural preservationist and Miami Tribe of Oklahoma citizen.
  • Lana Richards Batts: Referred to as the “Grand Dame of Trucking,” “Queen of the Road”. She is a senior vice president of government affairs.
  • Carroll O'Connor: An American actor, producer, and director.
  • Mandy Smoker Broaddus: An educational advocate for Native Americans, humanities leaders, consultants, and well-known writers.
  • Bill VanSickle: An Entrepreneur.
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University of Montana Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population14683
FAFSA Code002536
Application Cost$30
Accreditation NWCCU
Average Cost of Attendance$24,943 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio2 : 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
Language Proficiency
IELTS-6.5- -
TOEFL-80- -
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score116510601270 31%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing595540650-
Mathematics570520620-
ACTCheck Detailed Score242126 77%
English232026-
Mathematics231926-

University of Montana Acceptance Rate

92.6%

Acceptance Rate

6182

Total Applicants

14683

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

43.9%

Male

56.1%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program92.6%
Total Applicants12599
Total Enrolled11671
Graduate
Graduate Programs92.6%
Total Applicants3252
Total Enrolled3012

University of Montana Enrollment

Enrollment
University of Montana Enrollment14683
Undergraduate Enrollment11671
Graduate Enrollment3012
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate41.0%

Attendance Cost

$24,943

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$24,943 / Year
Post Graduate Program$33,892 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,400 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$9,178 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$2,835 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$9,178 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$3,535 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$3,757 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$3,535 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Program Wise Accreditations
Arts ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Art and Design
Law ProgramsAmerican Bar Association
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music
Nursing ProgramsAccreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
Pharmacy ProgramsAccreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Physiotherapy ProgramsAmerican Physical Therapy Association
Psychology ProgramsAmerican Psychological Association
ProgramsAmerican Speech-Language-Hearing Association
ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Theatre
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Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
1059172943297480
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    RANKED  #801 - #1000

    Overall (International)

    RANKED  #251 - #300

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    College rating

    based on 1 student ratings

    7.8/10

    8/10academic
    6/10infrastructure
    8/10placements
    9/10faculty
    8/10extracurricular
    8/10accommodation

    Reviews

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    Tessa leake, USA Health and human performance with emphasis in community health.
    University of Montana
    Alumna/alumnus , Batch : 2018
    7.8
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    UM COLLEGE REVIEW

    I wanted to go to Montana for its access to outdoor activities and wilderness areas. Being from Colorado, I like living in the mountains and wanted to go to college out of the state I grew up in but similar in climate. I also chose UM because of their Wilderness Studies minor option that I participated in.


    Course Curriculum - 

    They didn't offer enough courses for Community Health students every semester which was frustrating. It made it hard to graduate because the classes we would need would fill up and they wouldn't offer them in the spring and fall so it made it hard to graduate in four years.

    8 /10
    academic
    9 /10
    faculty
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    infrastructure
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    accomodation/food
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    placement
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    extracurricular
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    32 Campus Dr, Missoula, MT 59812
    ADDRESS

    NEARBY THIS CAMPUS


    Book Store

    The Vespiary Book Restoration & Bindery0.29 Km
    Fact & Fiction0.37 Km
    The Bookstore at the University of Montana0.37 Km
    Mozaic Oriental Rugs0.97 Km
    Shakespeare & Co1.09 Km
    Fact and Fiction1.36 Km
    Loose Moose1.41 Km
    Muse Comics & Games1.42 Km
    Missoula Wine Merchants1.48 Km
    The Book Exchange2.57 Km
    FunTrade3.51 Km
    Barnes & Noble5.02 Km
    Yellow Book Rep Karen Sandland5.18 Km
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    Pharmacy

    Donna G. Beall, PharmD0.41 Km
    Genine M. Thormahlen, PHARM0.41 Km
    Katherine S. Hale, PharmD0.41 Km
    Larry A. Dent, PharmD0.41 Km
    Tanner Higginbotham, PHARMD0.41 Km
    Partnership Health Center2.01 Km
    Pruyn Veterinary Hospital2.75 Km
    Michelle L. Teske, RPH4.63 Km
    Albertsons Pharmacy4.72 Km
    CVS Pharmacy4.83 Km
    Molly B. Grutsch, PharmD4.86 Km
    Cherith Smith, PharmD4.86 Km
    Missoula Fresh Market Reserve Pharmacy4.96 Km
    Julene Shea, PharmD5.48 Km
    Donna Ranf, RPh5.48 Km
    Walmart Pharmacy5.5 Km
    Costco Pharmacy5.5 Km
    Mother's Milk Bank of Montana5.8 Km
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    Shopping Mall

    Eastgate Center0.96 Km
    parking structure1.44 Km
    Holiday Village Shopping Center2.05 Km
    Stephens Center2.13 Km
    Fairway Shopping Center2.21 Km
    Warehouse Mall2.27 Km
    Tremper's Shopping Center2.56 Km
    Town and Country Shopping Center2.6 Km
    Russell Square Shopping Center3.44 Km
    From The Mall3.55 Km
    Sunglass Hut3.55 Km
    Southgate Mall3.55 Km
    River City Hair Studio3.57 Km
    Grant Creek Town Center4.23 Km
    Northgate Plaza4.76 Km
    Grant Creek Town Ctr5.54 Km
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    Airport

    Saint Patrick Hospital Heliport1.69 Km
    Community Medical Center Heliport4.77 Km

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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