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Colleges / University of Montana

University of Montana

Missoula, MT 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate82%

About University of Montana

At UM, we approach everything with creativity because that’s what this evolving world needs. We are stewards of this place, its history and our future. We are driving forward together, affecting change that is right for our place and people. We know of no better place than Montana and its university to make a lasting impact on the common good.

As Montana’s flagship university, we set a high bar for academic studies, creative accomplishments and scientific exploration which benefit our students, our community and the world at large.

The University draws a diverse, global population to Missoula – our home and the state’s second-largest city with about 80,000 residents – and helps cultivate an educated, engaged and vibrant community. Our students receive a world-class education in a broad range of subjects that include the arts, sciences, trades, graduate and postdoctoral study and professional training.

Our main campus, nestled in the heart of western Montana’s stunning natural landscape, spans 56 acres at the base of Mount Sentinel and along the Clark Fork River, and includes the park-like Oval at the center of campus, more than 60 architecturally unique buildings and a 25,200-seat football stadium. UM's 180-acre South Campus offers student housing, a golf course, soccer fields and an outdoor track facility.

University of Montana is a public, state university in the city of Missoula, Montana. University of Montana was founded in 1893. The college enrolls around 10,106 students per year, including 7,239 undergrad students.

2022 Acceptance Rate for University of Montana

It is moderately difficult to get into University of Montana. University of Montana admitted 82% of all applicants in 2022. In 2022, 5,941 out of 7,233 total applicants were accepted.

University of Montana Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 82%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 9%

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

If you would like to see University of Montana for yourself, be sure to 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.

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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 18

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 25

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Montana is Aug 18.

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

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University of Montana SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1080 - 1280


Math SAT Range

530 - 620


Reading SAT Range

540 - 660

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Wondering what life at University of Montana is like? There are approximately 10,106 students enrolled at University of Montana, including 7,239 undergraduate students and 2,867 graduate students. 80% percent of students attend school full-time, 66% percent are from MT and 34% percent of students are from other states.


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