Montana Tech Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Butte, Montana
Butte, Montana. Daniel Mayer / Wikimedia Commons

Montana Tech Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of 89%, Montana Tech may appear to be a largely accessible school to interested students. That said, the school attracts strong applicants, and most who are admitted have grades and standardized test scores that are at least a little above average. Strengths in math is particularly important for most fields of study. To apply to Montana Tech, prospective students will need to submit an application that can be completed online. Additional required materials include official high school transcripts and scores from either the SAT or ACT. Those interested in Montana Tech are encouraged to visit the school's campus, and to take a tour so they can see if the school would be a good fit for them. For complete application instructions, be sure to visit the school's website; if you have any questions, feel free to contact the admissions office. 

Admissions Data (2016):

Montana Tech Description:

Montana Tech has gone through significant changes since it first opened its doors in 1900 as the Montana State School of Mines. Today Montana Tech is made up of three colleges and one school. Since 1994, Montana Tech has been affiliated with the University of Montana. Undergraduates can choose from 9 associate's, 19 bachelor's, and 11 master's degree programs. Professional fields such as business, engineering, and nursing are among the most popular with undergraduates. Academics are supported by a 16 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 19. The college is located in Butte, Montana, midway between Glacier and Yellowstone Parks. Outdoor lovers will find many opportunities for hiking, skiing, fishing, and camping in the area. Student life is active with 38 clubs and organizations. On the athletic front, the Montana Tech Diggers compete in the NAIA Frontier Conference. Popular sports include football, volleyball, basketball, and golf.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,032 (1,817 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 68% Male / 32% Female
  • 92% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,561 (in-state); $19,984 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,100 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,846
  • Other Expenses: $3,410
  • Total Cost: $19,917 (in-state); $33,340 (out-of-state)

Montana Tech Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 86%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 74%
    • Loans: 40%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $5,873
    • Loans: $5,304

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business, Engineering (General), Petroleum Engineering

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 76%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 26%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 18%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 45%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Golf, Volleyball, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Volleyball, Golf, Basketball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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