University of Montana Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Main Hall at the University of Montana
Main Hall at the University of Montana. Edward Blake / Flickr

University of Montana Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of 92%, the University of Montana is a largely accessible school. Applicants with good grades and test scores are likely to be admitted. To apply, interested students will need to submit an application, high school transcripts, and scores from the SAT or ACT. If you have any questions, visit the school's website, contact the admissions office, or take a tour of the campus to learn more.

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Admissions Data (2016):

University of Montana Description:

The University of Montana's 200-acre campus is located in Missoula and sits at the base of Mount Sentinel in a scenic valley. The area wins high marks for its beauty and for the opportunities it offers students for outdoor recreation. Glacier National Park is two hours away, and Yellowstone is a four-hour drive. The university is made up of five colleges and five schools, and business administration is by far the most popular undergraduate major.

In athletics, the Montana Grizzlies compete in the NCAA Division I Big Sky Conference. Football and men's and women's basketball have met with much success in recent years.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 12,419 (10,077 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 45% Male / 55% Female
  • 78% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,238 (in-state); $23,764 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,400 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,826
  • Other Expenses: $3,057
  • Total Cost: $19,521 (in-state); $37,047 (out-of-state)

University of Montana Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 89%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 74%
    • Loans: 54%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $4,825
    • Loans: $6,109

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Elementary Education, English, Journalism, Physical Education, Psychology, Visual and Performing Arts

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 69%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 25%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 48%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Basketball, Tennis, Track and Field, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Golf, Soccer, Basketball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Tennis

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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