B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
University of Montana is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Big Sky Conference
Address
Missoula, Montana
Missoula, MT 59812
Website
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University of Montana 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
92%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
950-1200
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$13,894/ 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
    $12,087/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,916/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,000/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,652/ year
  • $110k+
    $16,762/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.91 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.88 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.87 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,857Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 48 responses
Report
  • Relaxed
    38%
  • Just be you.
    23%
  • Diverse
    13%
  • Atypical
    10%
  • Granola
    8%
  • Unique
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.119 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.138 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 47 responses
Report
  • Gorgeous
    51%
  • Lack-luster
    9%
  • Learning-incorperated
    9%
  • In need of less admin and more teachers
    6%
  • Charismatic
    6%
  • Liberal Arts
    6%
  • Going down the gutter
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
45%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
76%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.55 responses
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University of Montana Reviews

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The state is poor and there is no opportunity outside of crappy retail and fast food restaurants. Montanans do not like outsiders. Its hard to meet people here. Missoula is poor with no character. If you enjoy nightlife, there are 3 decent bars (the rest suck). If you arent recreational, you will have nothing to do. Meth is a big problem. Theres homeless everywhere. UMT has a few great programs but its hard to transition into. There just arent enough resources. Instructors are bad about helping students outside of class, or even in class. They seem inconvenienced when students need help. Its like the profs live here so they can go do their granola thing rather trying to teach well. Its a pretty campus and my advisor is the best I have had. Outdoors are great. But the infrastructure, social scene, and entertainment are bad. Winters are VERY long (Oct.-May). Its negative temps. Wildfires in the summer pump smoke into the Missoula “bowl”. June is nice tho!
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The main reason I love going to school here is simply the location and all of the outdoor activities around. There is great food and people and the campus location is perfect! You can climb to the top of Mt Sentinel or enjoy all that downtown has to offer just within a few minutes. There is also a great music scene with venues like the Wilma, Tophat, Kettlehouse Ampitheater, as well as many others. the campus is beautiful during all four seasons and their are plenty of things to do right here on campus. The business, education, and journalism programs are all top notch and have many professors and advisors who are great with helping with job placement.
The campus and buildings are beautiful. You are nestled in a valley, surrounded by mountains that are snowcapped until late spring. Deer meander around the campus, and it's beautifully landscaped.
Another strong pro is how environmentally conscious this university is. You can't walk 10 feet without finding recycling bins, and all of the cleaning supplies are certified green and non-toxic.
There are a ridiculous amount of social events, completely free.
The university also holds the philosophy that diversity builds a stronger community. Diversity in the student body is championed heavily, and the general atmosphere is very accepting of all races, religions, and disabilities.