The University Of Montana

The University Of Montana

The University of Montana is a state university located in Missoula, Montana, United States. It was founded in 1893. It has one of the largest campuses in the University of Montana System. It is spread across an area of 156 acres. Rolling Stone magazine has called the University the "Most scenic campus in America". The university is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Forestry and Conservation
  • College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences
  • College of Technology
  • The Davidson Honors College
  • School of Business Administration
  • School of Education
  • School of Fine Arts
  • School of Journalism
  • School of Law

The athletic teams are nicknamed the Grizzlies or Lady Griz. They compete in the NCAA's Big Sky Conference.

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The University of Montana
Missoula, Montana
Missoula , MT 59812
General Phone: (406) 243-0211

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The University of Montana Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts599Native American studies, foreign language and literature, linguistics, Japanese language, Russian language, German language, French language, Spanish language, Classical languages, ...
Business and Management437business management, accounting, accounting technology, marketing
Conservation and Resource Management212conservation, environmental studies, forestry, wildlife management, natural resources courses
Education and Teaching184curriculum and instruction, educational administration, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, business teaching
Therapy and Counseling161psychology, school psychology, physical therapy
Science154biology, biochemistry, microbiology, toxicology, ecology, chemistry, geology, physics
Media141communication studies, journalism, media and digital communications
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy132parks and recreation management, health and physical education, athletic trainer
Art Studies106visual and performing arts
Law100law, energy and environmental law, legal assistant, legal professions
Family and Social Work95family and community services, public administration, social work
Medical Support and Technology79medical assistant, pharmacy tech, respiratory care tech, surgical tech, radiographer, clinical lab tech
Medicine66neuroscience, pharmacy, pharmaceutics and drug design
Nursing and Emergency Medicine43registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Computer Science and Engineering34computer and info science, computer support
Photography and Commercial Art29cinematography, drawing
Construction Trades25carpentry, property management, building inspection and management
Music24music performance, music theory and composition, various music studies
Mechanics and Repair24heavy equipment maintenance, small engine mechanics
Transportation16construction equipment operation
Medical Administration13medical records admin, medical receptionist, pharmacy courses
Science and Laboratory Technician12science tech
Cooking and Culinary Arts12chef training, restaurant and catering management
Religion and Philosophy11philosophy
Engineering Technician10electronics tech, computer systems tech
Office and Administration7administrative assistant, receptionist
Production Trades7welding
Drama and Performing Arts1drama

Number of programs and degrees for The University of Montana in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,71250
Master's degree45949
Doctor's degree8517
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years14716
Associate's degree20620
Post-master's certificate62
First-professional degree1412

The University of Montana Student Body

In 2007-2008, The University of Montana had a total enrollment of 13,628 students (12,432 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 48%
Women 52%
Full-Time 93%
Part-Time 7%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 84%
Graduate 16%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 82%
Black 1%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian 4%
Unknown 8%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 22%
20-21 24%
22-24 22%
25-29 16%
30-34 6%
35-39 3%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)1%

The University of Montana Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 72 %
Part-Time 52 %

The University of Montana Room and Board (2007)

The University of Montana offers campus housing for 3,425 of its 12,432 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Missoula, Montana for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Montana Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

The University of Montana Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal480580
SAT Math480590
SAT Writing450580
ACT Verbal2026
ACT Math1925
ACT Composite2026

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT47%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT70%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

The University of Montana Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,180
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 16,455
Room and board $ 6,258
Room charge $ 2,808
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,450
Books and supplies $ 850
Other expenses $ 3,700

Financial Aid:
The University of Montana participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 253600)

The University of Montana Faculty

The University of Montana has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track9370
Non-tenured and not on tenure track5947

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year11$88,0124$96,602
Associate professorcalendar year4$79,1453$78,461
Assistant professorcalendar year0*3$83,203
Instructorcalendar year0*3$53,343
Lecturercalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year16$82,79413$79,341

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year139$79,65655$75,448
Associate professoracademic year73$63,55147$60,738
Assistant professoracademic year81$53,77255$56,319
Instructoracademic year29$42,99631$42,458
Lectureracademic year8$47,9197$43,273
All faculty totalacademic year330$65,749195$60,108

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

The University of Montana Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Big Sky Conference
Basketball Big Sky Conference
Track Big Sky Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports65056

The University of Montana Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies
Forestry, General
Natural Resources and Conservation, Other
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management

Construction Trades
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, & Inspection, Other
Building/Property Maintenance and Management

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Business Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Engineering Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Family and Community Services
Public Administration
Social Work

Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Law (LLM, MS, JSD/SJD)
Law (LLB, JD)
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Legal Professions and Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
American Indian/Native American Studies
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Creative Writing
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
German Language and Literature
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
History, General
Japanese Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Russian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician
Small Engine Mechanics and Repair Technology/Technician

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Medical Reception/Receptionist
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Pharmaceutics and Drug Design (MS, PhD)
Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])

Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education, General
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Cinematography and Film/Video Production

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Microbiology, General
Physics, General

Science And Laboratory Technician
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General
School Psychology

Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation

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