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Montana Western Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to Montana Western, the application fee is $30.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for an application fee waiver.

Montana Western Admissions Stats at a Glance

Montana Western 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.1
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 8%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 15%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 77%
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Considering Applying Early to Montana Western?

The University of Montana Western does not offer early decision or early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to Montana Western?

Montana Western is a slightly difficult school to get into. Montana Western has open admissions, which means admission is not competitive and any applicants that met the basic requirements can enroll.

In 2021, Montana Western accepted 52% of students, around 446 of the 860 students who applied.

Schools that are slightly difficult to get into, like Montana Western, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT.

It is slightly difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

What Does Montana Western Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Montana Western

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Class Rank Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important

Montana Western 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Montana Western must submit the following items. Double check with Montana Western's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Other Requirements MMR immunization record
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Montana Western?

Students admitted to Montana Western have an average unweighted GPA of 3.1.

Out of all students that were admitted, 82% submitted a class rank. At Montana Western 8% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 31% were in the top 25% and 47% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At The University of Montana Western, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 82%
3.75 and 3.99 19%
3.50 and 3.74 13%
3.25 and 3.49 19%
3.00 and 3.24 15%
2.50 and 2.9 19%
2.00 and 2.49 7%

Montana Western considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Montana Western 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.

In 2021, 15% of Montana Western's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 77% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Montana Western?

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Montana Western students scored 550 or higher and 75% of students scored 460 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Montana Western students scored 570 or higher, and 75% scored a 460 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Montana Western?

To be most competitive at Montana Western, you should strive to earn between 16 and 21 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 21 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Montana Western's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 21, and three out of four students scored lower than 21 on the ACT.

A 16 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Montana Western students. Only one out of every four students scored below 16.

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Transferring to The University of Montana Western

For transfer students, it is slightly difficult to get admitted to Montana Western. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Montana Western during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term

Montana Western Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Montana Western?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Montana Western.

Does Montana Western accept transfer credits?

Montana Western accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Montana Western accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • DSST/DANTES
  • Life Long Learning Credit
  • ACE recommendations for credit
  • Excelsior College Examinations

Does Montana Western accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Montana Western accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Montana Western?

Montana Western is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Montana Western's acceptance rate?

Montana Western's acceptance rate is 52%.

Want To Learn More About Montana Western?

Click below to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.

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Montana Western Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective

52%

How hard is it to get into Montana Western? Montana Western is a less selective institution. The Montana Western acceptance rate is 52%. This means that the institution accepts 51 out of every 100 applicants.

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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

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ACT Range

16 - 21

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

21 and Above

Good

16 to 21

Avg

16 and Less

Low

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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 21 and above have a good chance of getting into Montana Western. Students with an ACT score that falls between 16 and 21 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 16 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Montana Western SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

430 - 550

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Reading SAT Range

460 - 570

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Montana Western GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.1

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Montana Western, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.1. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,234

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

52%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$5,725

Out-of-State

$17,115

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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