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About Montana Technological University

Montana Technological University is Montana's only special focus university, specializing in STEM and healthcare-related fields. Degree options range from semester-long certificate programs through doctoral degrees. Serving a diverse population of focused students, Montana Tech delivers a hands-on education with abundant personal attention in well-equipped labs. Montana Tech graduates enjoy plentiful internship opportunities, high starting salaries, and placement rates exceeding 95% in many programs. Montana Tech's campuses are located in Butte, Montana, a small town with urban character. Butte is home to friendly folks, lively festivals, great food, amazing historic architecture, and unrivaled access to Montana's outdoors. When they aren't hiking, skiing, biking, climbing, or floating, students enjoy cheering on Montana Tech Oredigger athletics teams, participating in numerous student clubs, and engaging in a wealth of on-campus activities.

Montana Technological University is a public, state school in an small town setting in Butte, Montana. Montana Technological University was founded in 1895 and now enrolls around 1,650 students a year, including 1,431 undergrads.

Montana Technological University offers housing for up to 452 students. Most students live off campus,.

As of 2021, the total market value of Montana Technological University's endowment was $45.732 million For each full-time student, Montana Technological University spends about $8,674. There are 13 Montana Technological University undergrads for each full-time professor.

2021 Montana Technological University Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 97%
Average GPA 3.6
Mean ACT score 24
In-State Tuition $5,707
Out-of-State $20,870

2022 Montana Technological University Regular Decision Application Deadline

Montana Technological University Early Admission

Montana Technological University does not offer early decision or early action.

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2021 Acceptance Rate for Montana Technological University

It is moderately difficult to get into Montana Technological University. In 2021, Montana Technological University accepted 97% of applicants. Out of 916 applications received in 2021, 891 students were offered admission.

Montana Technological University Waitlist 2021

Montana Technological University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into Montana Technological University?

Montana Technological University is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Montana Technological University, applicants must submit the following items.

Montana Technological University Application Requirements

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Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5
Other Requirements proof of immunization
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Montana Technological University Average GPA and Test Scores

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.6 /4.0. The mean ACT score for Montana Technological University students is 24.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Montana Technological University.

Does Montana Technological University Require the ACT or SAT?

Montana Technological University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 14% submitted the SAT. 90% submitted the ACT.

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Dorms at Montana Technological University

Yes! Montana Technological University provides on-campus housing for up to 452 students.

Montana Technological University students are active in the school's Baptist Student union, Chi Alpha and Engineers without Borders. Homecoming, M Days, and and Casion Night and Dance are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Montana Technological University.

Financial Aid at Montana Technological University

Montana Technological University meets 58% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Montana Technological University full-time are awarded $12,974 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is Montana Technological University a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Montana Technological University

About 79% of students who start at Montana Technological University come back for their second year of college.

Around 56% of students who started at Montana Technological University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 62% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent grads have an average starting salary of $71,172 a year. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $26,388 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Montana Technological University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Montana Technological University a good school for you?

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Where is Montana Technological University Located?

Montana Technological University is located in the small town setting of Butte, Montana.

If you want to see Montana Technological University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 90 and Interstate 15 to Butte, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Bert Mooney.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Montana Technological University and Butte are like without leaving home.

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College Info

Montana Technological University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Montana Technological University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Montana Technological University is Continuous processing.

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Montana Technological University ACT Scores


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21 - 27

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Montana Technological University is 24. Students with an ACT score of 27 and above have a good chance of getting into Montana Technological University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 27 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Montana Technological University SAT Scores


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550 - 660


Reading SAT Range

530 - 640

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Montana Technological University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Montana Technological University is like? There are approximately 1,650 students enrolled at Montana Technological University, including 1,431 undergraduate students and 219 graduate students. 92% percent of students attend school full-time, 82% percent are from MT and 18% percent of students are from other states.


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