B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  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

Admissions

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for University of Montana - Western

Cost

Net Price
$9,558/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,410/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,660/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,185/ year
  • $76-110k
    $11,027/ year
  • $110k+
    $10,802/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
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

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,163Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
45%
Varsity Athletes
19%
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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
Report
  • Individualized to each person with block schedule
    80%
  • Inexpensive community for horse lovers & teachers
    20%

After University of Montana - Western

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.12 responses
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University of Montana - Western Reviews

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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.
Review University of Montana - Western
I had some of the best, and worst experiences of my educational career here, but I would have to say the good out weighed the bad. The classes are small, and you get to know everyone. Teachers are professional, but personable and obviously passionate about what they do. A stunning campus, and surround natural beauty captures rich Montana heritage. A handful of every kind of person goes to UMW, but rodeo and football players are a dominate face on campus. Their unique block system allows a student to actual be able to learn one subject in depth at a time. If you are a horse fanatic or an education major I would highly recommend UMW. Be prepared to have your ducks in a row before attending however. If you aren't on top of your own career and want a college very much like high school, this isn't the one for you. You will have to micro manage your course schedules, credits earned, graduation requirements, and finical aid.
UMW has many small communities within it's student body that allow each individual to find their own group and identity. The block schedule is a unique and valuable system that aids students in their studies. Western would be a great fit for many different types of people because there are so many opportunities covering a wide range of interests. Like all colleges, some professors treat students like a number, but the smaller classes really minimizes this. Overall it is a good experience.