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The University of Montana

Nestled in the heart of western Montana’s stunning natural landscape, the University of Montana is a place where top-tier students, educators and researchers from across the country and around the globe come and thrive. UM is located in Missoula, Montana’s second-largest city with a population of 80,000 residents.

Master's Programmes

Computer Science & IT (2)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Business & Management (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)

About

History

For 125 years, the University of Montana has been “a gem in the crown of the continent” – one of the wildest places in the world.

Education

We integrate the liberal arts and sciences into undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies to shape global citizens who are creative and agile learners committed to expanding the boundaries of knowledge and to building and sustaining diverse communities.

Research

UM's Office of Research and Creative Scholarship supports research-driven student success. Through advocacy and advancement of basic and applied research, creative work, and academic scholarship, ORCS fosters an environment where research, scholarly activities, entrepreneurship, and economic development thrive and advance the educational and research mission of the University.

Career

Student Employment gives students an opportunity to gain valuable work experience while pursuing a college degree as students typically work between 10-20 hours a week and employers work around class schedules.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
401
2018
401
2017
401
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
736 -115
2019
621 -1
2018
620
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
801
2019
801
2018
801
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
-
2019
401
2018
401
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.

Services

Housing services

The Residence Halls at the University of Montana are designed for single students and provide housing during Fall and Spring semesters. Students of all academic standings from the University of Montana and Missoula College may live in the Residence Halls. Any student with less than 30 credits and without dependents is required to live in the Residence Halls. Please see the Freshman Residency Requirement for more information.

Library services

The Mansfield Library strives to integrate assessment and evaluation initiatives into library operations to inform decision-making. The Library's efforts take many forms, including instruction feedback and learning outcomes measures, surveys, trend analyses, and usability testing and user studies.

Medical services

Curry Health Center provides quality, affordable, accessible health care for students at the University of Montana. We promote a healthy campus by treating students with dignity and respect and through collaborating and sharing our expertise with others.

Student Life

Campus life

The main campus spans 56 acres at the base of Mount Sentinel along the Clark Fork River and includes the park-like Oval at the center of campus, more than 60 architecturally unique buildings and a 25,200-seat football stadium. UM's 180-acre South Campus offers student housing, a golf course, soccer fields and an outdoor track facility. Missoula College occupies two sites in central and west Missoula.

Sports facilities

Recreation is a way of life at the University of Montana, whether it’s hitting the Fitness Center, attending intercollegiate athletic events or playing intramural sports.

UM offers 15 intercollegiate programs in men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, football, women's golf, women's soccer, men's and women's tennis, women's softball and women's volleyball.

Campus Recreation offers a wide variety of services and programs for University of Montana students, faculty and staff and strives to provide an inclusive active environment for social interaction. We host a comprehensive intramural, fitness and outdoor programs.

Student clubs

Student group involvement is an important part of the college experience. In order for student groups to function smoothly and responsibly, it is important for members to be aware of, and comply with, certain University polices and procedures. ASUM-recognized student groups represent a wide variety of academic, pre-professional, spiritual, political, musical, support, service, sport and special interest topics. Currently, there are almost 200 ASUM recognized clubs and organizations, of which approximately three-fourths receive direct funding from ASUM.

Accreditation

The University of Montana-Missoula is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

Student Reviews

A slice of Montana
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It was a great school if you are one for the outdoors. The school is cozied up to the mountains. There are so many football and basketball games. The town is fully behind the Griz (school mascot) athletes and the school itself. Tuition is one of the lowest tuition in the US and the teachers are very knowledgeable and flexible. I really enjoyed my time there. I wasn't part...

University of Montana - A realistic approach to education
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

My study experience with the University of Montana was a unique one. I worked anywhere between 2-3 jobs while going to school full time. I also opted out of the dorm room experience as I was a non-traditional student and started at age 21. I had many personal life project going on all throughout university so I wasn't a big part of extracurriculars within the school. My...

See the future!
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Best atmosphere to study, learn and prepare for an advanced career.

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