Tuition & Fees

$5,718

$17,107

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
15%
500-599
56%
400-499
26%
600-699
5%
500-599
68%
400-499
21%
300-399
3%
200-299
3%
30-36
3%
24-29
9%
18-23
38%
12-17
42%
6-11
8%
24-29
15%
18-23
36%
12-17
49%
30-36
1%
24-29
12%
18-23
45%
12-17
41%
6-11
1%
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undergraduateRatios

38%

male

62%

female

1

teacher

19

students

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Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 496
Declined + 321
Total Received 817
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Public

1,405

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

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Location

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 1,405
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

30-acre campus in Dillon (population: 4,257), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
21%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
79%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
6%
Top 1/4
18%
Top 1/2
51%
Bottom 1/2
49%
Bottom 1/4
18%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
15%
500-599
56%
400-499
26%
600-699
5%
500-599
68%
400-499
21%
300-399
3%
200-299
3%
30-36
3%
24-29
9%
18-23
38%
12-17
42%
6-11
8%
24-29
15%
18-23
36%
12-17
49%
30-36
1%
24-29
12%
18-23
45%
12-17
41%
6-11
1%

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

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 496
Declined + 321
Total Received 817

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

Financial Aid

16%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$3,429

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $4,524
Additional fees $1,194
Books & supplies $500
Total $6,218
Average Financial Aid - $3,429
Total with Avg. Aid $2,789

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $4,945,325
State $508,364
Institutional $3,707,827
Other external $750,847
Total $9,912,363

Non-need-based

Federal
State $360,433
Institutional $3,124,239
Other external $615,588
Total $4,100,260
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 406 683-7511
F: 406 683-7510
finaid@umwestern.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Louise Driver
Director of Financial Aid
louise.driver@umwestern.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cross-country
football
rodeo
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

Cheerleading, Climbing, Draft Horse Driving, Rugby, Skiing, Snowboarding, Wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

Cheerleading, Climbing, Draft Horse Driving, Rugby, Skiing, Snowboarding, Wrestling

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Dodgeball, Flag Football, Field Hockey, Golf, Racquetball, Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

William Wilson (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Anthropology/Sociology
Arts
Biology
Business
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Education/P-3
Ecology
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/History
Secondary Education/Mathematics
Secondary Education/Music
Secondary Education/Physical Education/Health
Secondary Education/Social Science
Visual Art
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Most Popular Majors

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

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Business
  • Education

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-veterinary science

1,405

total students

79%

in-state

21%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,405
students

Female
62%
876

Male
38%
529

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

85%

1,208
students

Female
61%
731

Male
39%
477

15%

197
students

Female
74%
145

Male
26%
52

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
85%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

73%

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

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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