B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A-
University of Montana - Western is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Frontier Conference
Address
710 S Atlantic
Dillon, MT 59725
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University of Montana - Western Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$10,768/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,842/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,103/ year
  • $49-75k
    $7,858/ year
  • $76-110k
    $10,729/ year
  • $110k+
    $11,247/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
94%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.16 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.17 responses
76%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.17 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,169Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
23%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
75%
of students say they don't have Greek life.20 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.28 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 10 responses
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  • Individualized to each person with block schedule
    80%
  • Inexpensive community for horse lovers & teachers
    20%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$29,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.12 responses
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I started at the University of Montana Western in August 2017. What I have found during my first semester is the willingness of everyone to help you succeed. They actually care and want you to succeed. The small class sizes really give you an advantage for one on one attention. Concentrating on one class at a time has been so beneficial to me especially during my transition into college life. I am so grateful Western offers Experience One because for me it has been an experience of a lifetime! I love everything about Western and I really think they have done everything possible to make sure you have the tools and help to make you succeed. I could not be happier with my choice to go to Western.
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What I really love about Western is the block schedule and small classes. This gives you a chance to really focus on the class you are taking and also gives you a better learning experience with less students in each class. This helps you have a better relationship with your professors and they can help you out a lot more since they have less students to worry about. The block schedule is also nice if you are interested in working while going to school. Also, the price of western is lower in comparison to the bigger schools in Montana. Another great thing is the town of Dillon. It is a smaller community and a small campus which helps with transportation needs.
Choosing Montana Western was a great choice to easily adjust into a college academic life. While the school is small, the diversity is poor but the academic catalog gave students a variety. The innovative "Block scheduling," allows students to take one, three hour long, class at once. After three weeks of a course, the final exam is given. Throughout a semester, one may do this process over four times to make an equivalent credit earn of an average college student. This scheduling allowed me to focus on one subject at a time. This scheduling was a smooth, stress free transition into college.
However, with the small student population and rural surrounding town, the student life is lacking. Many students find the school to be hospitable and comfortable, but lonely. Without engaging in illegal activities, the student population may seem of quite a bore.