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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    C+
Montana is a public university located in Missoula, Montana. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 7,444 undergraduate students. The Montana acceptance rate is 93%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 46% of students, Montana alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,300.
About University of Montana...
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
93%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1060-1270
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$13,682/ 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
$5,404/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
88%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.91 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.94 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.93 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,444Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,879
Undergrads Over 25
20%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 54 responses
Report
  • Relaxed
    37%
  • Just be you.
    22%
  • Granola
    13%
  • Atypical
    9%
  • Diverse
    9%
  • Unique
    7%
  • Stressed
    2%

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.125 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.144 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 53 responses
Report
  • Gorgeous
    49%
  • Lack-luster
    9%
  • In need of less admin and more teachers
    8%
  • Learning-incorperated
    8%
  • Going down the gutter
    6%
  • Charismatic
    6%
  • Liberal Arts
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
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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My fondness for Missoula grows more the longer I am away-it's a great location.
The school itself paints a different picture. It depends on your major in regards to outlook and what resources are available to you. My program was bland and uninspiring (department building included), and didn't set me up at all for post-undergrad employment-still looking for a career path more than a year out.
As for non-academics, it was okay. There definitely could've been more going on on campus. I lived in Pantzer Hall and the Lewis and Clark villages-keep in mind that those are mainly for transfer/upperclassmen-people generally kept to themselves at both places. You could leave your room/apt, and not see a soul more often than not. They were nice and clean however, in contrast to some underclassmen dorms.
As with any college, if you make good friends-which you will-you'll have fun! I just urge you to do your research on your expected major, as that will make or break what you get out of UM.
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I love it here! The campus is really really small and doesn't offer many late night study places. The coffee shops we have are exceptional, though they aren't open late at all. I also really love a lot of the faculty I've come to know, though it's always best to talk to your advisor about the teachers they might have known or classes they know have been well-liked. The classes are usually pretty small which is incredibly nurturing and makes it even easier to get to know teachers. The dorms are alright, there's just a lot of small and crappy dorms, so definitely do your research and assume it's smaller than the pictures. For girls, Turner is a great option-- though it's an all-girls dorm, it's a perfectly quiet and enjoyable environment. The best thing about Turner is the sinks in the rooms and the big showers as well. I lived in Aber for a while and switching to Turner made my quality of life much higher.
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!