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The University of Montana Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how The University of Montana ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is The University of Montana Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

The University of Montana was awarded 20 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is natural resources and conservation.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked University of Montana as #1,050 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 10 colleges in Montana, University of Montana is ranked at #6.

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Is It Hard to Get Into University of Montana?

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 93%, The University of Montana is easier to get into than many other schools. But that doesn't mean you can slack off on your application. Make sure to treat this school like any other when submitting requested materials and documents.

Average Test Scores

About 31% of students accepted to University of Montana submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 540 and 650. Math scores were between 520 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for The University of Montana  ( 540 to 650 )

SAT Math Scores for The University of Montana  ( 520 to 620 )
University of Montana received ACT scores from 77% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for The University of Montana  ( 21 to 26 )

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The University of Montana Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, The University of Montana is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at The University of Montana is 70%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  70 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at The University of Montana

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at The University of Montana is 69%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  69 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 24% for first-time, full-time students at University of Montana, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  24 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at University of Montana

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 9,323 undergraduates at University of Montana with 7,444 being full-time and 1,879 being part-time.

University of Montana Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for University of Montana is 81.30 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  81.30 out of 100
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How Much Does The University of Montana Cost?

The overall average net price of University of Montana is $15,353. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for University of Montana

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$13,051 $15,007 $16,417 $17,908 $18,036

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of University of Montana, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At University of Montana, approximately 57% of students took out student loans averaging $6,104 a year. That adds up to $24,416 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at University of Montana is 11.0%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do University of Montana Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from University of Montana with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $35,500 in their early years. Unfortunately, this is 11% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


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Location of The University of Montana

The University of Montana is a public institution situated in Missoula, Montana. The location of University of Montana is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Location of The University of Montana

Contact details for University of Montana are given below.

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

The University of Montana Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 118 majors graduated from The University of Montana. Of these students, 1,952 received undergraduate degrees and 943 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 109 $24,500
Business Administration & Management 93 $38,300
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 88 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 81 $30,500
Marketing 67 NA
Sociology 62 $27,100
Wildlife Management 59 $23,200
Social Work 59 $27,000
Journalism 58 $22,900
Communication & Media Studies 58 $25,200

Learn more about the majors offered at The University of Montana along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at University of Montana

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 2,897 students took at least one online class at The University of Montana. This is an increase from the 2,717 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 2,897 587
2016-2017 2,717 652
2015-2016 2,601 522
2014-2015 2,558 485
2013-2014 2,519 504

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