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

410 Undergraduate Degrees
97 Graduate Degrees
$32,867 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
93% Acceptance Rate

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The University of Montana Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

UM has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#65 Most Popular Business Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UM.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Most Popular Other Business, Management & Marketing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Most Popular Management Information Systems Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Most Popular Entrepreneurial Studies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is The University of Montana?

Location of 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?

93% Acceptance Rate
56% Of Accepted Are Women
31% Submit SAT Scores
Since UM has an acceptance rate of 93%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

Approximately 44% of accepted students are men and 56% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 92%, and the acceptance rate for women is 93%.

Average Test Scores

About 31% 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 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 )
UM received ACT scores from 77% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 26. Math scores were between 19 and 26. Composite scores were between 21 and 26.

ACT English Scores for The University of Montana  ( 20 to 26 )
ACT Math Scores for The University of Montana  ( 19 to 26 )
ACT Composite Scores for The University of Montana  ( 21 to 26 )

Can I Afford The University of Montana?

$32,867 Net Price
57% Take Out Loans
11.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UM is $32,867. 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 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 UM is 11.0%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

The University of Montana Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,163 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7,714 undergraduate students at UM, with 6,163 being full-time and 1,551 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UM

There are also 2,773 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,163 full-time undergraduates at UM, 45% are male and 55% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UM

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UM Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 70
Black or African American 58
Hispanic or Latino 323
White 4,807
International Students 96
Other Races/Ethnicities 809

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

587 Took All Classes Online
2,897 Took At Least One Class Online
4.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 2 bachelor’s degree and 5 master’s degree programs available online at UM. In 2017-2018, 2,897 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.


This school is the 7th most popular in Montana for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UM

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at The University of Montana was 4.7%. This is the #1,501 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UM regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UM majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Marketing 77%
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 77%

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
Receptionist #2
Business Support & Assistant Services #95

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 Business Concentrations

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

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
General Business Administration and Management 0 0 93 2 59 154
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 8 4 67 0 0 79
Accounting 0 2 37 0 20 59
General Management Information Systems 0 6 45 0 0 51
Business Management & Marketing 0 44 0 0 0 44
Finance 0 0 32 0 0 32
International Business/Trade/Commerce 0 0 20 0 0 20
General Economics 0 0 16 0 3 19
Management Science 0 0 0 0 12 12
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 11 0 0 0 0 11
E-Commerce 0 7 0 0 0 7
Entrepreneurship 0 5 0 1 0 6
General Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science 4 0 0 0 0 4
Receptionist 0 4 0 0 0 4
General Hospitality Administration/Management 2 1 0 0 0 3
Agricultural Business & Management 0 1 0 0 0 1
Organizational Leadership 0 1 0 0 0 1
TOTAL 25 75 310 3 94 507


*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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