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Colleges / University of Montana

University of Montana

Missoula, MT 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate93%
Acceptance Rate93%

About University of Montana

University of Montana Overview

University of Montana is a public, state school in the urban setting of Missoula, Montana. University of Montana was founded in 1893 and the school currently enrolls around 10,106 students per year, including 7,223 undergrads. University of Montana provides on-campus housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to University of Montana for Fall 2023 is August 18. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by July 1.

There are many ways for students to get involved at University of Montana!

Interested in music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? University of Montana students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in joining a fraternity or sorority? University of Montana has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? University of Montana has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at University of Montana on the Student Life page.

2022 University of Montana Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 82%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 9%
In-State Tuition $5,515
Out-of-State $29,622
Percent of Need Met 46%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $9,346

Is University of Montana a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" varies. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can give you a sense of how competitive a school is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a better sense of what University of Montana offers and if it could be the right college for you.

University of Montana Acceptance Rate 2022

University of Montana is moderately difficult to get into. University of Montana admitted 82% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 7,233 applications received in 2022, 5,941 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Montana

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 75% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at University of Montanareturn for the next year. 49% of University of Montana undergrads graduate within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook University of Montana Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with University of Montana directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

University of Montana's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of University of Montana's endowment was $166.4 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $10,478 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at University of Montana

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

University of Montana meets 46% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $9,346 a year.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $27,389 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. 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 be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at University of Montana.

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

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Where is University of Montana?

University of Montana is located in the city of Missoula, Montana.

If you would like to see University of Montana for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 90 to Missoula, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Missoula International.

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

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College Info

32 Campus Drive Missoula, MT 59812

Campus Setting: Urban

University of Montana Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 25

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 25

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Montana is Aug 25.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of Montana is Aug 25.

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

University of Montana ACT Scores


ACT Range

21 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above


21 to 26


21 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to University of Montana is 24. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into University of Montana. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 26 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.

University of Montana SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

520 - 620


Reading SAT Range

540 - 650

University of Montana Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at University of Montana is like? There are approximately 9,808 students enrolled at University of Montana, including 6,975 undergraduate students and 2,833 graduate students. 81% percent of students attend school full-time, 70% percent are from MT and 30% percent of students are from other states.


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Aug 25
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