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Colleges / The University of Montana Western

The University of Montana Western

Dillon, MT 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate37%

Montana Western Student Life

The University of Montana Western Student Activities

Interested in Greek life?

The University of Montana Western has the Biology Club. In fact, more students participate in the Biology Club than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at The University of Montana Western include Rodeo Club, YoungLife Club, Education Club and Social Club.

The University of Montana Western students' favorite campus traditions are Athletic Events, Welcome Fair and Scholarship Luncheon.

Does The University of Montana Western Offer Student Housing?

This table offers information on housing at The University of Montana Western.

Housing Options Offered? Details
On-Campus Housing Yes
Guaranteed Housing Yes Guaranteed for freshman
Co-ed Housing Available Yes
Housing for Students with Disabilities Yes
Percentage of Students Living On-Campus 33%
Spots Available in On-Campus Housing 425
Number of Students Living On-Campus 418
Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus

The University of Montana Western offers housing for students. Students are required to live on campus. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most The University of Montana Western students live off campus. In 2023, 33% of undergrads at The University of Montana Western lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 67% of students lived off-campus or commuted to The University of Montana Western. There are 425 spots available in on-campus housing for all 1,424 undergraduates. In the 2022-2023 school year, 418 students chose to live in campus housing. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

The University of Montana Western offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

The University of Montana Western Athletics

At The University of Montana Western there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at The University of Montana Western:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Basketball Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Golf Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Track And Field Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Cross Country Running Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport

Safety at The University of Montana Western

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

The University of Montana Western is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Montana Western campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

Montana Western offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students.

Plan a Visit to The University of Montana Western

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit The University of Montana Western, take Interstate 15, Interstate 90 to Dillon, MT. If you need to fly, book your flight to Butte and Bozeman MT airport.

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