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?
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at UM.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 69% of the faculty were full-time.
The University of Montana Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UM.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards UM has earned from around the web.
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Where Is The University of Montana?
Contact details for UM are given below.
|Address:||Missoula, Montana, Missoula, MT 59812|
How Do I Get Into UM?
You can apply to UM online at: admissions.umt.edu/apply/default.php
Admission Requirements for UM
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into UM?
Approximately 42% of accepted students are men and 58% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 95%, and the acceptance rate for women is 97%.
Average Test Scores
About 33% 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 630. Math scores were between 510 and 610.
Can I Afford The University of Montana?
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 53% of students took out student loans averaging $5,953 a year. That adds up to $23,812 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at UM is 11.0%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.
The University of Montana Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 2,833 graduate students at the school.
Of the 5,654 full-time undergraduates at UM, 43% are male and 57% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of The University of Montana students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||53|
|Hispanic or Latino||306|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at UM has changed over the last few years.
This school is the most popular in Montana for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of UM
The following table shows how UM is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Fine & Studio Arts||#1||#10|
|Film, Video & Photographic Arts||#1||#4|
|Visual & Performing Arts||#10||#41|
|Public Administration & Social Service||#22||#171|
|Curriculum & Instruction||#28||#223|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#37||#187|
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.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UM majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Computer & Information Sciences||18%|
|Film, Video & Photographic Arts||16%|
|Fine & Studio Arts||6%|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||25%|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||5%|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||5%|
|Visual & Performing Arts||15%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UM ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UM.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Film, Video & Photographic Arts||#1|
|Fine & Studio Arts||#16|
|Natural Resources & Conservation||#48|
|Visual & Performing Arts||#108|
|Curriculum & Instruction||#165|
|Business Support & Assistant Services||#199|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#270|
|Public Administration & Social Service||#279|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#413|
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 University of Montana Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*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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