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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.
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.
|Total Undergraduate Students||12,657|
|American Indian / Alaskan Native||382||3%|
|African American / Black||81||1%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||25||<1%|
|Two or More Races||442||3%|
|Race/Ethnicity Not Reported||99||1%|
|Where do UM undergraduates call home?|
|Other US States & Territories||26%|
|How old are UM undergraduates?|
|Percent of Undergraduates Age 25 or Older||23%|
|Test Scores of Enrolled New Freshmen||ACT||SAT|
|Composite||21 - 26|
|Math||20 - 26||470 - 600|
|English||20 - 26|
|Critical Reading||480 - 600|
|High School Background of Enrolled New Freshmen|
|Percent in top 25% of High School Graduating Class||41%|
|Percent in top 50% of High School Graduating Class||72%|
|Percent of New Freshmen who submitted HS GPA||80%|
|Average High School GPA (4-point scale)||3.29|
|Percent who submitted High School GPA||97%|
The cost to attend The University of Montana varies based on the individual circumstances of students and may be reduced through grants and scholarships.
NOTE: Students may receive aid from more than one source.
|Students per Faculty||20 to 1|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 30 students||78%|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 50 students||90%|
|Total Full-Time Instructional Faculty||572|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Female||39%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Persons of Color||13%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Have the Highest Academic Degree Offered in Their Field of Study||82%|
80% of new freshmen live in campus-based housing or residence halls.
25% of all undergraduates live on campus
The University of Montana is protected by certified police officers with The Office of Public Safety working in partnership with Residence Life and the Dean of Students to ensure a safe learning environment. Crime Prevention & Safety measures include Emergency Phones, student staffed escort service and Fire sprinkler-equipped dorms.
The Carnegie Classification's were created "to reference the great diversity of colleges and universities in the United States, and ... enable [people] to identify groups of roughly comparable institutions." For information on the Carnegie Classifications system, please visit their website: http://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org/
Students who are actively involved in their own learning and development are more likely to be successful in college. Colleges and universities offer students a wide variety of opportunities both inside and outside the classroom to become engaged with new ideas, people, and experiences. Institutions measure the effectiveness of these opportunities in a variety of ways to better understand what types of activities and programs students find the most helpful.
Institutions participating in the VSA program measure student involvement on campus using one of four national surveys. Results from the one survey are reported for a common set of questions selected as part of VSA. Following are the selected results from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The questions have been grouped together in categories that are known to contribute to student learning and development. The results reported below are based on the responses of seniors who participated in the survey.
|Degrees awarded at The University of Montana in 2011-12|
|Areas of Study with the largest number of bachelor's degrees awarded in 2011-12|
|BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.||23%|
|COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.||8%|
|NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.||7%|
|VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.||7%|
|Links to degree programs at The University of Montana|
First-time students in Fall 2011 that returned for their second year: 74%