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Colleges / The University of Montana Western

The University of Montana Western

Dillon, MT 4-Year Public

About Montana Western

The University of Montana Western is a public, state school located in the small town setting of Dillon, MT

Founded in 1893, Montana Western currently enrolls around 1,234 students a year, including 1,234 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Montana Western's endowment was valued at $5,903,352 in 2021. For each full-time student, Montana Western spends about $7,462.

2021 Admissions Facts About Montana Western

Acceptance rate: 52%

Average GPA: 3.1

Mean ACT score: 19

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

Montana Western Acceptance Rate

It is minimally difficult to get into The University of Montana Western. Around 52 percent of all applicants to Montana Western are accepted each year.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.1 /4.0. The mean ACT scores is 19.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is Montana Western a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and graduation rates

About 73 percent of students who start at Montana Western return the next year. Out of the 152 students who started at Montana Western as first-time freshman, 42 graduate within four years.

Around 49 percent of students who started at Montana Western earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent 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.

Based on this information, how does Montana Western sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is Montana Western a good school for YOU?

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College Info

710 South Atlantic Dillon, MT 59725-3598

Campus Setting: Small Town

Montana Western Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

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

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Montana Western ACT Scores


ACT Range

17 - 22

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

22 and Above


17 to 22


17 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Montana Western is 19. Students with an ACT score of 22 and above have a good chance of getting into Montana Western. Students with an ACT score that falls between 17 and 22 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 17 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Montana Western SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

460 - 550


Reading SAT Range

430 - 570

Montana Western Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees


In State


Cost Breakdown
In State
State Tuition

Student Life

Wondering what life at Montana Western is like? There are approximately 1,358 students enrolled at Montana Western. 83% percent of students attend school full-time, 75% percent are from MT and 25% percent of students are from other states.


Full Time


Part Time


In State



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