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University of Montana - ACT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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University of Montana Description:

The University of Montana's 200-acre campus is located in Missoula and sits at the base of Mount Sentinel in a scenic valley. The area wins high marks for its beauty and for the opportunities it offers students for outdoor recreation. Glacier National Park is two hours away, and Yellowstone is a four-hour drive. The university is made up of five colleges and five schools, and business administration is by far the most popular undergraduate major. In athletics, the Montana Grizzlies compete in the NCAA Division I Big Sky Conference. Football and men's and women's basketball have met with much success in recent years.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 14,946 (12,657 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 47% Male / 53% Female
  • 79% Full-time

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $5,985 (in-state); $21,077 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $950 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,062
  • Other Expenses: $4,440
  • Total Cost: $18,637 (in-state); $33,729 (out-of-state)

University of Montana Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 87%
  • University of Montana Scholarships (Cappex.com)
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 75%
    • Loans: 60%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $4,925
    • Loans: $6,185

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Elementary Education, English, Journalism, Physical Education, Psychology, Visual and Performing Arts

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 74%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 23%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 49%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

University of Montana Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.umt.edu/president/mission.aspx

"The University of Montana-Missoula pursues academic excellence as demonstrated by the quality of curriculum and instruction, student performance, and faculty professional accomplishments. The University accomplishes this mission, in part, by providing unique educational experiences through the integration of the liberal arts, graduate study, and professional training with international and interdisciplinary emphases. The University also educates competent and humane professionals and informed, ethical, and engaged citizens of local and global communities; and provides basic and applied research, technology transfer, cultural outreach, and service benefiting the local community, region, State, nation and the world."

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