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About University of Montana

University of Montana is a public, state school in an urban setting in Missoula, Montana. University of Montana was founded in 1893 and now enrolls around 9,808 students a year, including 6,975 undergrads.

University of Montana offers housing for up to 0 students. Most students live off campus,.

University of Montana's endowment was valued at $166.392 million in 2021. The institution spends around $10,478 for each full-time student enrolled. There are 18 University of Montana undergrads for each full-time professor.

2021 University of Montana Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 93%
Average GPA 3.4
Mean ACT score 24
In-State Tuition $5,352
Out-of-State $26,112

2022 University of Montana Regular Decision Application Deadline

University of Montana Early Admission

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

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University of Montana Acceptance Rate 2021

It is moderately difficult to get into University of Montana. Around 93% of applicants get into University of Montana each year. Out of 6,182 applications received in 2021, 5,727 students were offered admission.

University of Montana Waitlist 2021

University of Montana reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into University of Montana?

University of Montana is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to University of Montana, applicants must submit the following items.

University of Montana Application Requirements

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Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0.5
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University of Montana Average GPA and Test Scores

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.4 /4.0. The mean ACT score for University of Montana students is 24.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to University of Montana.

Does University of Montana Require Test Scores?

University of Montana 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.

Out of all applicants, 31% submitted the SAT. 77% submitted the ACT.

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Dorms at University of Montana

Yes! University of Montana provides on-campus housing for students.

University of Montana students are active in the school's Associated Students of University of Montana, Greek Life and Outdoor Program. Homecoming, New Student Orientation, and and Welcome Week are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at University of Montana.

Financial Aid at University of Montana

University of Montana meets 59.5% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend University of Montana full-time are awarded $12,057 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. 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 don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is University of Montana a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a university is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Montana

About 74% of students who start at University of Montana come back for their second year of college.

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 Outcomes and Debt for University of Montana Grads

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $27,308 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does University of Montana sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is University of Montana a good school for you?

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Where is University of Montana Located?

University of Montana is located in the urban setting of Missoula, Montana.

If you want 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 18

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 18

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 18.

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


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University of Montana ACT Scores


ACT Range

21 - 26

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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

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Math SAT Range

520 - 620


Reading SAT Range

540 - 650

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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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