Tuition & Fees

$4,284

$16,206

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
12%
500-599
27%
400-499
42%
300-399
19%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
6%
500-599
26%
400-499
43%
300-399
24%
200-299
1%
30-36
1%
24-29
13%
18-23
54%
12-17
32%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
8%
18-23
42%
12-17
43%
6-11
6%
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
18%
18-23
41%
12-17
40%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

39%

61%

male

female

1
15

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 532
Declined + 189
Total Received 721
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Public

1,469

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Elementary/secondary Education
  2. Business
  3. Biology
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Codes

SAT 4945
ACT 2428

School Facts

The University of Montana Western is a public university. Founded as a state Normal school in 1893, it became a four-year branch campus of the University of Montana in 1988. Its 35-acre campus is located in Dillon, 65 miles south of Butte.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 1,469
Established in 1893
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  IACBE (International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NWCCU (Northwest Comm. on Colleges and Universities)

Dillon, MT

20-acre campus in Dillon (population: 4,223), 65 miles from Butte and 150 miles from Bozeman. Air serves Butte; bus serves campus.

The University of Montana Western
710 South Atlantic Street
Dillon, MT 59725

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
26%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
72%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
4%
Top 1/4
21%
Top 1/2
49%
Bottom 1/2
51%
Bottom 1/4
21%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
12%
500-599
27%
400-499
42%
300-399
19%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
6%
500-599
26%
400-499
43%
300-399
24%
200-299
1%
30-36
1%
24-29
13%
18-23
54%
12-17
32%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
8%
18-23
42%
12-17
43%
6-11
6%
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
18%
18-23
41%
12-17
40%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Common application accepted no
Application deadline July 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 532
Declined + 189
Total Received 721

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

State residency

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Matt Allen
Director of Admissions
P: 877 683-7331
F: 406 683-7493
admissions@umwestern.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $3,090
Room $2,752
Board $4,730
Additional fees $1,194
Books & supplies $850
Total $12,616
Average Financial Aid - $3,569
Total with Avg. Aid $9,047

Financial Aid

17%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$3,569

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,361,940
State $275,990
Institutional $1,458,939
Other external $180,640
Total $4,277,509

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $223,424
Institutional $1,077,678
Other external $290,610
Total $1,591,712

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cheerleading
cross-country
football
rodeo
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NAIA, NIRA Big Sky Conference, Frontier Conference
Mascot
Bulldogs
School colors
red, white, and black
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Anthropology/Sociology
Arts
Biology
Business
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Education/P-3
Educational Studies
Elementary Education
English
Environmental Interpretation
Environmental Sciences
Equine Studies/Natural Horsemanship
Health/Human Performance
Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
Mathematics
Modern History
Natural Horsemanship
Psychology
Science
Secondary Education/Art
Secondary Education/Biology
Secondary Education/Business
Secondary Education/Earth Science
Secondary Education/English
Secondary Education/General Science
Secondary Education/Health/Human Performance
Secondary Education/History
Secondary Education/Mathematics
Secondary Education/Music
Secondary Education/Physical Education/Health
Secondary Education/Social Science
Visual Art
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Undergraduate

100%

1,469
students

Female
61%
889

Male
39%
580

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

79%

1,170
students

Female
57%
664

Male
43%
506

undergraduatePart-time

21%

299
students

Female
76%
225

Male
24%
74

Student Break-down

1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
82%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
< 1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

69%

Transfer applicants accepted

69%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

90%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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