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The University of Montana College Portrait

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EXPLORE THIS COLLEGE PORTRAIT

The University of Montana will lead as a globally focused public research university that serves the state, nation and world. Intrinsic to mission are the underlying values of diversity, sustainability, leadership and engagement. These essential values underpin our preparation of graduates and contributions to society in the 21st century through high-impact teaching, research, creative scholarship and service. UM will be recognized as a place of opportunity for those who study and work in a dynamic learning environment. It will be a place of vitality through continuous, intentional integration of planning, budgeting, implementation and assessment. UM will drive economic, cultural and social development of Montana and the Northern Rockies.

Living in the UM Community

Located in Missoula amid the mountains of Western Montana, UM consistently is recognized as one of the most attractive and enticing campuses in the nation. People are drawn to UM by the richness of experiences, scenic beauty, lifelong learning, and cultural and entertainment opportunities. The University strives to ensure that its surroundings are integrated into the campus curriculum. Beyond traditional classroom lectures and seminars taught by renowned faculty, campus offers Web- and video-based classes to rural and place-bound learners and reaches out to surrounding communities with classes to meet local needs. Campus also includes many outstanding learning environments, such as the new Payne Family Native American Center - the nation's finest university building for Native studies and students.