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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B+
Montana - Western is an above-average public university located in Dillon, Montana. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,230 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Montana - Western acceptance rate is 61%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Equine Studies. Graduating 43% of students, Montana - Western alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $27,000.
About University of Montana - Western...
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Frontier Conference
Address
710 S. Atlantic Street
Dillon, MT 59725

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
61%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
970-1140
ACT Range
16-22
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$11,305/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$7,497/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
85%

Academics

Professors
B+
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
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.19 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.19 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,230Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
308
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
21%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Adventuresome
    36%
  • Wilderness-loving equestrian teacher white people.
    36%
  • Diverse
    18%
  • Outgoing and Friendly
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
77%
of students say they don't have Greek life.22 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.30 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Individualized to each person with block schedule
    67%
  • Inexpensive community for horse lovers & teachers
    25%
  • Underrated
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$30,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
43%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.12 responses
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I have not started college at the University of Montana-Western yet, but i am very excited to go! I myself have heard nothing but great things about the University. A few things that I have heard are that the block scheduling is absolutely amazing. I have also heard that the Education program that they have is one of the best in the state of Montana. One last thing is that the pricing for tuition is fairly priced and won't put you in to a large amount of debt after you graduate.
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The Reason why I rated The University Of Montana Western was because of the block schedule which is an amazing thing to have. Being a small college town there isn't much to do here other than partying in being part of school clubs. This school is a very diverse surprisingly being a small school in a rural county, along with the hospitality not only from the students but the locals as well are willing to help the student in whatever way possible. Issues that seem to occur at the University is how the school is not fully up to date on modern technology. The reason for this is the little funding that is used for each of the departments, only getting a couple thousand means we cannot keep up because of the expense of modern technology. Teachers here seem to have a good understanding on how to fit all the main topics in a class within 3 weeks. Science and Math are the more challenging courses here since being able to to learn something in 3 weeks is quite rather difficult for the student.
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.