University of Montana
Whatever you make your future, make it in Montana
At the University of Montana, we approach everything with creativity because it’s what our evolving world needs. We are stewards of this place, its history, and our future. We are driving forward together, affecting change that is right for our place and people. We know of no better place than Montana and our University to make a lasting impact on the common good. Nestled amid the breathtaking landscapes of the Northern Rockies, the UM beckons aspiring minds with a blend of academic excellence and unparalleled outdoor adventures. This vibrant institution, perched on the banks of the Clark Fork River, offers a distinctive collegiate experience that transcends the ordinary.
With a commitment to fostering intellectual curiosity, UM-Missoula boasts a faculty of dedicated scholars who guide students toward academic success. Here, you'll get world-class academics both inside the classroom and in the great outdoors on one hand; and Internships, real-world know-how, and meaningful industry connections on the other. With more than 175 programs to choose from, you're sure to find what you're looking for, including state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge research opportunities that underscore the University's commitment to innovation.
Life as a Griz
Beyond the classroom, the allure of Missoula's outdoor playground is irresistible. Surrounded by pristine wilderness, students can seamlessly transition from rigorous academic pursuits to adrenaline-pumping nature escapades. Whether it's hiking in the Rattlesnake Wilderness, skiing in the nearby mountains, or floating on the Clark Fork River, the backdrop of Montana provides a unique balance between academic rigor and recreational bliss.
The vibrant cultural scene of downtown Missoula offers an eclectic mix of galleries, theaters, and live music venues to complement your academic experience. Prospective students seeking a university that nurtures intellectual growth, embraces the wonders of nature, and fosters a sense of community will find UM-Missoula an inviting destination to embark on a transformative undergraduate journey. Apply now and unlock the door to a world of academic excellence and adventure at the University of Montana.
The University helps to draw a diverse, global population to Missoula—named the #1 "Most Fun College Town for Young People" by SmartAsset. Not only is it our home but also the state’s second-largest city with about 80,000 residents—helping us cultivate an educated, engaged, and vibrant community.
Our main campus, nestled in the heart of western Montana’s stunning natural landscape, spans 56 acres at the base of Mount Sentinel and 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, one just across the river from the main campus, and one on the southwest side of Missoula.
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"I couldn’t have found a more supportive environment. So many people at UM are invested in my career and my research."