University of Montana

1,718 reviews
  1. Missoula, MT
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C
University of Montana is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Big Sky Conference
Address
Missoula, Montana
Missoula, MT 59812
Website

University of Montana Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
93%
SAT Range
970-1200
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$13,112/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,239/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,861/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,714/ year
  • $76-110k
    $15,615/ year
  • $110k+
    $16,189/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.62 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.59 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.58 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,281Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Relaxed
    43%
  • Just be you.
    22%
  • Atypical
    17%
  • Diverse
    9%
  • Granola
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.93 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.111 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Gorgeous
    71%
  • Lack-luster
    12%
  • Learning-incorperated
    12%
  • Boisterous
    6%

After University of Montana

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
77%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.22 responses

Reviews

1,718 reviews
  • Excellent
    238
  • Very Good
    663
  • Average
    598
  • Poor
    127
  • Terrible
    80
My experience at the University of Montana has been exceptional, challenging, and introspective. The campus offers students the ability to participate in clubs, greek life, or simply enjoy the hiking trials in the surrounding bitter root valley after class. I love UM for its academic quality in liberal arts, valuing artistic ingenuity, and creative elements, as well as its rich educational department. UM has taught me to challenge myself mentally, emotionally, and physically, as a holistic environment where all elements of life are valued.
  • Graduate Student
  • 18 days ago
At my school, everybody is their brother and sisters' keeper. When somebody needs help, there is always somebody there at least trying to do their best to help out. The teachers are amazing and the trade equipment is definitely up to par. I love it.
  • College Senior
  • 2 months ago
I will be attending the University of Montana in the Fall. I can't wait! So far the school seems to have a diverse, welcoming, and engaged student body. The smaller campus and engaging faculty have been very welcoming and helpful to guide me towards a field of study. I have sacrificed to save money and work in Montana for the last year so that I could attend the school of my choice. I look forward to being a Griz and carrying on the tradition, as my dad is an alumni of the school. Can't wait to make new friends, start my education to a new and exciting career path, and live in the state that I grew up in until I was in high school. I love Colorado but am so ready to get back to the warm, welcoming people of Montana. It truly is the last best place.--Katherine Gundlach
  • College Freshman
  • 2 months ago