The University of Montana

Also known as University of Montana

Missoula, Montana, Missoula, MT

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UM is a public university that has a large selection of majors and degree programs available for students to choose from. The school is located in Missoula, Montana, in a predominantly urban area. Approximately sixteen thousand students enroll at UM yearly.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs UM offers:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Psychology
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Education
  • English Language And Literature

To be considered for admissions, you may be required to complete an application, provide letters of recommendations, and submit any transcripts or test scores, which are then reviewed by the admissions committee. The most common standardized test scores among applicants accepted to this school are between 21 - 26 for the ACT exam, or 1450 - 1770 for the SAT exam. UM has an admissions rate of 94% of which only 41% chose to attend. More information regarding admissions can be found at

The tuition at The University of Montana varies based on the state of residence of the student. In-state residents pay close to $6,500 per year and out-of-state residents are charged $23,000 for the year. Student housing is available for students, and generally costs around $3,400 per year. The University of Montana may help with costs by offering financial aid for students who qualify in the form of scholarships, grants, and loans.

Athletic programs are available at The University of Montana through the NCAA, allowing students to compete in intercollegiate sports. Available athletic programs offered may include:

  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Football (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Golf (NCAA Division I-AA)

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Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the candidates University of Montana accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at The University of Montana is about 13,000, with undergraduate students making up about 83% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $12,600. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $30 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $4,600-$5,500
    • Out-of-State: $22,000-$26,390
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • In-State: $250-$290 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $970-$1,200 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid89%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships76%$5,040
Receiving Student Loans56%$6,225

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, The University of Montana may provide services to students like:

  • Online course work available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Student employment
  • Employment search assistance
  • Day care for children

Graduation Rates

The University of Montana has an overall graduation rate which is around 47%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years19%
Graduating in 5 Years15%
Graduating in 6 Years5%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Art and Design Program
  • Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • Law Program (more info)
  • Music Program (more info)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (more info)
  • Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) Program (more info)
  • Speech-Language Pathology Program (more info)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
  • Theatre Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

The University of Montana is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-AA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Basketball (Big Sky Conference)
  • Track and Field (Big Sky Conference)
  • Football (Big Sky Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades


Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Natural Resources and Conservation

Personal and Culinary Services

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Precision Production


Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Science Technology

    Social Sciences

    Transportation and Materials Moving

    Visual and Performing Arts

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