University of Montana, Missoula

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University of Montana, Missoula was
Labeled the most scenic campus in America
by Rolling Stone. The University of
Montana (also referred to as "the U", "U
of M", and "UM") was founded in 1893 and
today is the flagship campus of the
University of Montana system. It is
renowned for its research, fine arts,
economic development and prowess in
producing Rhodes Scholars, in addition to
Udall Scholars, Goldwater Scholars and
Truman Scholars.

The university traces its roots back to
1881, when Congress dedicated 46,000 acres
for it. The first set of buildings went up
in 1895, and today landmarks include the
Oval (the school's traditional center),
the "M" hiking trail, which runs
three-quarters of a mile above campus, and
Memorial Row, two columns of evergreen
trees planted in 1919 to honor those who
died in World War I.

Academics

UM is made up of five colleges and three
independent schools:

  • College of Arts and Sciences (est.
    1893)
  • College of Forestry and Conservation
    (est. 1913), which houses the Skaggs
    School of Pharmacy, School of Physical
    Therapy and Rehabilitation Science,
    School of Social Work and School of
    Public and Community Health Sciences
  • College of Technology (est. 1956)
  • College of Visual and Performing
    Arts, which houses the School of Art,
    School of Theatre and Dance, School of
    Media Arts and School of Music
  • School of Business Administration
    (est. 1918)
  • School of Journalism (est. 1914)
  • School of Law (est. 1911)
  • Phyllis J. Washington College of
    Education and Human Sciences (est.
    2009)

In 2012, there were just under 15,000
students at the university, with the great
majority
enrolled in the arts and sciences. Online
courses are offered through the School of
Extended &
Lifelong Learning.

UM is accredited by the Northwest
Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Financial Aid

UM offers a wide variety of scholarships
and financial aid. Merit-based
scholarships include an
Army ROTC scholarship, Montana Resident
Entering Student Scholarship Program and
The
Davidson Honors College Presidential
Leadership Scholarship.

The school also offers a range of
government and private loans through its
financial aid program.

Athletics

UM's sports teams are nicknamed the
Grizzlies, competing in the NCAA's Big Sky
Conference
since 1963. Previously, UM's teams were
part of the Pacific Coast Conference,
which today is
the PAC-12. The school has a notorious
rivalry with Montana State University.

Student Housing

There is one all-female hall, one all-male
hall and seven co-educational halls in the
student
housing program. Within these quarters,
there are several Living Learning
Communities for
students with particular interests.

Library

The school's Maureen and Mike Mansfield
Library is host to the oldest edition of
the Lewis and
Clark Journals. In May 2000, the library
added its millionth volume. It also has
thousands of
periodicals and newspapers.

General Information

Admission

Office
Lommasson Center 103
Missoula, MT 59812
(406) 243-6266
(800) 462-8636
Fax: (406) 243-5711

Contact: Jed Liston
Assistant Vice President for
Enrollment Services

Main

Address
Enrollment Services, Lommasson
Center 103
Missoula, MT 59812
(406) 243-6266
www.umt.edu

Size

Degree-seeking undergrads: 10,200

Setting
Suburban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Residential campus

Degrees

offered:
Associate
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
First
Professional

Admissions Information

Application

Fee
College has an application fee:
Yes
Regular application fee: $30

Enrollment

Rates
Percent applicants admitted: 96%

College Majors

Architecture

& Related Programs
City/Community/Regional

Planning B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, &
Gender Studies

Asian
Studies B
Native
American Studies B
Women's
Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art –
General B
Art
History/Criticism/Conservation B
Arts –
General B
Dance B
Drama/Theater

Arts B
Music –
General B
Music –
General Performance B
Music
Theory/Composition B

Biological & Biomedical
Sciences

Bacteriology

B
Biology
B
Botany B
Cellular/Molecular

Biology B
Zoology
B

Business, Management, &
Marketing

Accounting

A
Administrative/Secretarial

Services A,C
Business
– General B
Business
Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking

B
Human
Resources Management A
International

Business B
Management

Information Systems B
Marketing

Management A,B
Office
Management A
Sales
and Distribution C

Communications & Journalism
Broadcast

Journalism B
Communications/Rhetoric

B
Journalism

B

Computer & Information
Sciences

Computer
Science B
Data
Processing Technology A

Construction Trades
Building/Property

Maintenance A,C

Education
Art
Teacher Education B
Biology
Teacher Education B
Business
Teacher Education B
Education

– General B
Elementary

Education B
English
Teacher Education B
Mathematics

Education B
Music
Teacher Education B
Physical
Education B
Secondary

Education B

Engineering Technologies
Electrical

Engineering Technologies A

English Language &
Literature

English
Language & Literature –
General B
Speech/Rhetorical

Studies B

Foreign Language &
Literature

Classics
B
French B
German B
Japanese
B
Latin B
Russian
B
Spanish
B

Health Professions &
Clinical Sciences

Athletic
Training/Sports Medicine B
Clinical
Laboratory Science B
Clinical/Medical

Laboratory Technology A
Medical
Administrative Assistance A
Medical
Assistance A
Medical
Transcription A
Nursing
– Practical A
Pharmacy
Assistance C
Respiratory

Therapy A
Surgical
Technology A

History
History
– General B

Law & Legal Studies
Legal
Administrative Assistance A
Paralegal/Legal

Assistance A

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Liberal
Arts & Sciences A,B

Mathematics
Mathematics

– General B

Mechanic & Repair
Technologies

Diesel
Mechanics A
Industrial

Equipment Maintenance/Repair C

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Mathematics/Computer

Science B

Natural Resources &
Conservation

Forestry
– General B
Natural
Resources & Conservation –
General B
Wildlife/Wilderness

Management B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Exercise
Sciences B
Health/Physical

Fitness B
Parks/Leisure

Facilities Management B

Personal & Culinary
Services

Cosmetology

C
Culinary
Arts/Related Services A,C

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy

B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry

B
Geology
B
Physics
B

Psychology
Psychology

– General B

Public Administration &
Services

Community

Organization/Advocacy C
Social
Work B

Social Sciences
Anthropology

B
Cartography

B
Criminology

B
Economics

B
Geography

B
International

Relations B
Political

Science/Government B
Sociology

B

Degree
levels for each major are
designated by the following
letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee
the accuracy of information on
this page. All information is
subject to change. You should
confirm all information with a
college admissions officer.

The University of Montana Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(406) 243-0211
Website:www.umt.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:https://app.applyyourself.com/AYApplicantLogin/fl_ApplicantConnectLogin.asp?id=umontana
Address:Missoula, Montana, Missoula, MT 59812
Setting:Not available
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:12,419
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):48%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:16 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:9,818 (79% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$6,238
Out-of-state Tuition:$23,764
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:89%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$4,825

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

The University of Montana Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at The University of Montana.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies14
Biological and Biomedical Sciences478
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services7332
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs32
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services3211
Construction Trades21
Education2243
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields52
English Language and Literature/Letters12
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics162
Health Professions and Related Programs57351
History211
Legal Professions and Studies31
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities11
Mathematics and Statistics111
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies2121
Natural Resources and Conservation3443
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies22
Personal and Culinary Services12
Philosophy and Religious Studies11
Physical Sciences422
Precision Production11
Psychology1121
Public Administration and Social Service Professions12
Science Technologies/Technicians1
Social Sciences1551
Transportation and Materials Moving1
Visual and Performing Arts85
Grand total4121585322

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at The University of Montana.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
Education2
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields1
Health Professions and Related Programs11
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Social Sciences1
Visual and Performing Arts11
Grand total5115

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at The University of Montana and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$6,238
Out-of-state$23,764
Books and supplies$1,400

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$5,893
Out-of-state$20,554

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid1,45089%
Grant or scholarship aid1,21174%$4,825
Student loan aid88354%$6,109

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid6,75763%$4,956
Federal student loans5,49451%$7,368

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for The University of Montana. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled The University of Montana students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants6,6602,9043,756
Percent admitted100%94%91%
Percent admitted who enrolled24%27%23%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

The University of Montana Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment12,419
Undergraduate enrollment10,077
Graduate enrollment2,342

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

The University of Montana Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
    • Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
    • Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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