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Located in Dillon, Montana, The University of Montana - Western is a public institution. The location of Montana Western is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

$24,722 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
33% Acceptance Rate

Where Is The University of Montana - Western?


Contact details for Montana Western are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 710 S Atlantic, Dillon, MT 59725-3598
Phone: 406-683-7011

How Do I Get Into Montana Western?

You can apply to Montana Western online at:

Admission Requirements for Montana Western

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Recommended
TOEFL Neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Montana Western?

33% Acceptance Rate
62% Of Accepted Are Women
The acceptance rate of The University of Montana - Western is 33%. While it may not be as selective as some schools, it does screen its applicants very carefully. Do what you can to stand out among others in the pool of applicants!

Approximately 38% of accepted students are men and 62% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 33%, and the acceptance rate for women is 34%.

Can I Afford The University of Montana - Western?

$24,722 Net Price
60% Take Out Loans
3.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Montana Western is $24,722. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Montana Western, approximately 60% of students took out student loans averaging $7,924 a year. That adds up to $31,696 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Montana Western is 3.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

The University of Montana - Western Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,017 Full-Time Undergraduates
63% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,399 undergraduate students at Montana Western, with 1,017 being full-time and 382 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 1,017 full-time undergraduates at Montana Western, 37% are male and 63% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of The University of Montana - Western students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3
Black or African American 15
Hispanic or Latino 51
White 846
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 100

Geographic Diversity

Montana students aren't the only ones who study at The University of Montana - Western. At this time, 23 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Online Learning at The University of Montana - Western

286 Took All Classes Online
439 Took At Least One Class Online
16.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 439 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Montana Western has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Montana Western

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at The University of Montana - Western was 16.8%. This is the #832 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Montana Western regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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