1,728 reviews
  1. Missoula, MT
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
University of Montana is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Big Sky Conference
Address
Missoula, Montana
Missoula, MT 59812
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
93%
SAT Scores Range
970-1200
ACT Scores Range
20-26
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for University of Montana

Cost

Net Price
$13,112/ 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
    $11,239/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,861/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,714/ year
  • $76-110k
    $15,615/ year
  • $110k+
    $16,189/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.91 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.87 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.86 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,281Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 47 responses
Report
  • Relaxed
    38%
  • Just be you.
    23%
  • Atypical
    11%
  • Diverse
    11%
  • Granola
    9%
  • Unique
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.118 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.137 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 46 responses
Report
  • Gorgeous
    52%
  • Lack-luster
    9%
  • Learning-incorperated
    9%
  • In need of less admin and more teachers
    7%
  • Charismatic
    7%
  • Going down the gutter
    4%
  • Liberal Arts
    4%

After University of Montana

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
76%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.55 responses

University of Montana Reviews

1,728 reviews
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I will be attending the University of Montana in the Fall. I can't wait! So far the school seems to have a diverse, welcoming, and engaged student body. The smaller campus and engaging faculty have been very welcoming and helpful to guide me towards a field of study. I have sacrificed to save money and work in Montana for the last year so that I could attend the school of my choice. I look forward to being a Griz and carrying on the tradition, as my dad is an alumni of the school. Can't wait to make new friends, start my education to a new and exciting career path, and live in the state that I grew up in until I was in high school. I love Colorado but am so ready to get back to the warm, welcoming people of Montana. It truly is the last best place.--Katherine Gundlach
We focus a lot on education that is easily applicable in multiple circumstances. This is called learning transfer and is a very difficult thing to engrain. A lot of classes cover material than can be taken to both other classes, and different fields in our lives. Though if you're interested in something more specific, UM offers that as well, whether it be in the liberal arts or chemistry. We also have a unique atmosphere in Missoula since it's one of the most liberal cities in Montana. There's a wide variety of students from other states that come here because they notice this aspect right off about the campus feel. This widens the learning experience to more than just classroom material. Go Griz!
Lots of budget and staff cuts, while an unrelenting focus on Griz sports (looking at you football) and declining enrollment give campus a dying feeling. I began environmental studies as a transfer and wasn't very impressed by the quality of instruction or content. I also found student engagement lacking (no real student body to organize school events). The civic engagement office - something I participated in avidly at my former college - isn't producing anything near spectacular. That was disappointing.
I do love how beautiful campus is, compared to MSU for example. Also, students seem engaged and proactive. The city seen is great, and summers are lovely.
Lots of people love the U, and I might have if I was in a different program and less fed up with a conservative, old fashioned leadership.