Location
Missoula, MT
Undergrads
9,941
Tuition (in-state)
$20,896 ($6,071)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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4 College Junior

Majors: I'm in a graduate program. The application process and interview was intense but worth it. Show your personality!

4 College Junior

Majors: It takes a lot of work and dedication, but the professors and your classmates are always there for you to help you succeed.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Football seems to be the number one sport. School spirit seems to increase around Cat-Griz time.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Bigger city for Montana but still has a smaller town atmosphere. Lots of culture compared to other cities in MT. Disorganized traffic.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: I do not know how strictly rules are enforced. Marijauna usage on campus seems excessive.

College Junior

Campus Housing: I never lived on campus. I came for graduate school only.

4 College Junior

Diversity: The UM campus works hard to maintain and promote diversity.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I got a little bit of scholarships, could have used more but i got loans to cover it.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: People will keep to themselves about it.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is good. It can be very expensive and hard to find a place

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Strictness is fair. Just to keep people safe

2 College Freshman

Weather: The winter is awful. The winter lasts most of the school year but it is amazing in the summer!!

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: I like the small town and bike feeling, its really remote, no big city really close. But the small town feel is great!

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I think its ok here.

2 College Freshman

Parking: I live on campus so my car is always parked but the lots get fill very fast and its hard to find a spot.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Pretty good housing options. Feels cramped sometimes.

3 College Freshman

Computers: They have computers for you to use but most have their own computers/laptops.

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: I use my meal plan all over campus. There are many different choices. My least favorite is the food zoo.

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College Freshman

Parking: I don't have a car on campus.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: I am part of a club sport and enjoy it very much.

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College Freshman

Computers: I brought my own computer so I have not used one on campus.

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2 College Freshman

Weather: Too much snow and too cold! It is much harder to get to class.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: We had a lockdown this semester. I thought it was handled very well.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It is convenient to live on campus.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I did not receive any financial aid so I don't have any tips.

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Balance Balance Native New Yorker Jamie wanted to fly fish all the days away but also wanted to go to college and study his other passion—creative writing and literature. Where could he do both seriously? UM, of course.
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The University of Montana does not provide an escape from "the real world" the same way that private liberal arts colleges and Ivy Leagues do. UM provides a diverse mix of diligent and lazy, smart and dumb, rich and poor—not a selective group of wealthy nerds with a love of learning and high SAT scores. Since the University of Montana admits 70 percent of its applicants, UM students work with all types of people with different levels of drive, intelligence, and economic class.

Life is what you make of it at UM. If UM students form relationships with professors, get involved, utilize resources and opportunities, and don't assume that a mere college degree guarantees a job, then they will get back what they put into the University. UM does not coddle or compliment its students, unless those students have the initiative to make themselves known within the community. It's not an isolated bubble, and students have to eke out their own jobs, opportunities, and attention in order to succeed. The campus itself looks Edenic, untouched, and beautiful. Students always stop to say "hi" to one another, so in its physical and behavioral aspects, UM does not resemble "the real world." Mountains, fresh air, and wide open spaces characterize life at UM, and perhaps some people prefer the hustle, bustle, and noise of the city, but to UM students, that's not "real" life.

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