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The University of Montana Overview

The University of Montana is a public institution located in Missoula, Montana. The city atmosphere of Missoula makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is The University of Montana Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$33,916 Avg Cost After Aid
82% Acceptance Rate
  • The 3% student loan default rate at UM is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at UM.
  • In <nil>, 67% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, UM bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $43,967 a year. That's about 8% more than their peers at other schools.

Where Is The University of Montana?


Contact details for UM are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Missoula, Montana, Missoula, MT 59812
Phone: 406-243-0211

How Do I Get Into UM?

You can apply to UM online at:

Admission Requirements for UM

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Considered but not required
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UM?

82% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
9% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 82%, UM may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 81%, and the acceptance rate for women is 83%.

Average Test Scores

About 9% of students accepted to UM submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 540 and 660. Math scores were between 530 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for The University of Montana  ( 540 to 660 )

SAT Math Scores for The University of Montana  ( 530 to 620 )
UM received ACT scores from 41% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 17 and 25. Math scores were between 17 and 25. Composite scores were between 18 and 26.

ACT English Scores for The University of Montana  ( 17 to 25 )
ACT Math Scores for The University of Montana  ( 17 to 25 )
ACT Composite Scores for The University of Montana  ( 18 to 26 )

Can I Afford The University of Montana?

$33,916 Net Price
45% Take Out Loans
3.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UM is $33,916. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UM, approximately 45% of students took out student loans averaging $6,530 a year. That adds up to $26,120 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UM is 3.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

The University of Montana Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,779 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7,223 undergraduate students at UM, with 5,779 being full-time and 1,444 being part-time.


There are also 2,883 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,779 full-time undergraduates at UM, 42% are male and 58% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of The University of Montana students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 66
Black or African American 49
Hispanic or Latino 355
White 4,416
International Students 79
Other Races/Ethnicities 814

Geographic Diversity

Montana students aren't the only ones who study at The University of Montana. At this time, 46 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 60 countries are represented at UM. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Japan, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at The University of Montana

1,208 Took All Classes Online
3,791 Took At Least One Class Online
13.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 3,791 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UM has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of UM

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at The University of Montana was 13.0%. This is the #1,267 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UM regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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