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The University of Montana is a public institution situated in Missoula, Montana. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

61 Undergraduate Degrees
102 Graduate Degrees
$33,916 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
96% Acceptance Rate

Where Is The University of Montana?


Contact details for UM are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Missoula, Montana, Missoula, MT 59812
Phone: 406-243-0211

How Do I Get Into UM?

You can apply to UM online at:

Admission Requirements for UM

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

How Hard Is It To Get Into UM?

96% Acceptance Rate
58% Of Accepted Are Women
33% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 96%, UM is fairly easy to get into, but you must be sure to submit the required materials.

Approximately 42% of accepted students are men and 58% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 95%, and the acceptance rate for women is 97%.

Average Test Scores

About 33% of students accepted to UM submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 540 and 630. Math scores were between 510 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for The University of Montana  ( 540 to 630 )

SAT Math Scores for The University of Montana  ( 510 to 610 )
UM received ACT scores from 70% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 26. Math scores were between 18 and 26. Composite scores were between 20 and 27.

ACT English Scores for The University of Montana  ( 19 to 26 )
ACT Math Scores for The University of Montana  ( 18 to 26 )
ACT Composite Scores for The University of Montana  ( 20 to 27 )

Can I Afford The University of Montana?

$33,916 Net Price
53% Take Out Loans
6.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UM is $33,916. 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 UM, approximately 53% of students took out student loans averaging $5,953 a year. That adds up to $23,812 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UM is 6.7%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

The University of Montana Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,654 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,975 undergraduate students at UM, with 5,654 being full-time and 1,321 being part-time.


There are also 2,833 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,654 full-time undergraduates at UM, 43% are male and 57% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 73
Black or African American 53
Hispanic or Latino 306
White 4,289
International Students 58
Other Races/Ethnicities 875

Geographic Diversity

Montana students aren't the only ones who study at The University of Montana. At this time, 46 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 60 countries are represented at UM. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Japan, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at The University of Montana

811 Took All Classes Online
3,808 Took At Least One Class Online
13.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 3,808 students took at least one online class at the school.

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


Online Affordability Rankings of UM

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at The University of Montana was $7,430 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $27,256. The following table shows how UM is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Mathematics Education #7 #22
Curriculum & Instruction #28 #223
Curriculum & Instruction #28 #223
Teacher Education Subject Specific #37 #187
Educational Administration #40 #324
General Educational Leadership & Administration #49 #322

Online Growth Rankings of UM

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at The University of Montana was 13.0%. This is the #917 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UM regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UM ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UM.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Environmental Education #1
Education/Teaching of the Gifted & Talented #25
Mathematics Education #43
Early Childhood Education #151
Curriculum & Instruction #165
Curriculum & Instruction #165
Special Education #250
General Educational Leadership & Administration #262
Teacher Education Subject Specific #270
Educational Administration #351
Teacher Education Grade Specific #413

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 University of Montana Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Elementary Education 0 53 0 0 0 53
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0 0 16 20 3 39
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 26 3 29
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services 0 0 2 19 4 25
Early Childhood Education 0 7 0 0 0 7
Superintendency & Educational System Administration 0 0 4 0 0 4
Environmental Education 0 0 3 0 0 3
General Education 0 0 1 0 0 1
Mathematics Education 0 0 0 1 0 1
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 1 0 0 0 0 1
Education/Teaching of the Gifted & Talented 0 0 0 0 0 0
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching 0 0 0 0 0 0
Secondary Education 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1 60 26 66 10 163


*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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