Students Say

Even if Montana Tech of the University of Montana weren’t one of the only tech institutes in the state, its excellent science programs and reputation for developing high quality engineers to send out into the workforce would keep its classrooms filled. Located in Butte, the school “stresses the importance of knowing present technologies” and offers “hands-on experience” and “great internship opportunities” to assure great engineers after graduating (the job placement rate for many major approaches 100 percent).

Overview

Applicants
877
Acceptance Rate
88%
Average HS GPA
3.49

GPA Breakdown

37%
Over 3.75
23%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
8%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49
1%
1.00 - 1.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
495 - 635
SAT Math
565 - 640
ACT Composite
22 - 26

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

Students Say

Even if Montana Tech of the University of Montana weren’t one of the only tech institutes in the state, its excellent science programs and reputation for developing high quality engineers to send out into the workforce would keep its classrooms filled. Located in Butte, the school “stresses the importance of knowing present technologies” and offers “hands-on experience” and “great internship opportunities” to assure great engineers after graduating (the job placement rate for many major approaches 100 percent). The “high education at lower cost school model” is well-known particularly within the mining and petroleum industries, though the (very few) students who choose a major outside of STEM typically have “limited opportunities for advancement.”

For the most part, professors “have industry experience and can teach based on their personal experiences,” but everyone agrees that there are “always a few bad apples” in the mix. Luckily, the size of the classrooms is small “so you have more one on one time with your instructor.” The curriculum offers “ample opportunities for intellectual growth,” focusing on “quantitative learning” in order to send students off with “degrees that actually accomplish things and impact the world.” Students are “challenged by professors to work their hardest and to do the best that they can.” “It is very easy to stand out in a very good way,” says one sophomore. “If you are willing to put in the effort, the professors are more than happy to help you find internships, school jobs, and research opportunities.”

The school also has “some of the most cutting edge technology at its disposal.” This same equipment “can be accessed by most students no matter major or education level.” Workloads “can be grueling,” but interestingly (unlike many other engineering schools), the academics are “hardly competitive” as “most students attend MT Tech with the idea that they will be guaranteed a decent paying job as long as they graduate.”


Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
15:1
Total Faculty
216
with Terminal Degree
88

132
Men
84
Women
18
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
41%
Graduate in 5 years
88%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Ryan Lance
Chairman and CEO, ConocoPhillips

Keith MacPhail
President and CEO, Bonavista Energy Trust

Gary Kolstad
President and CEO, Carbo

Doyle Beneby
President and CEO, CPS Energy

Mary Ellen Lutey
VP and Regional Manager, SM Energy Company

Julie Norman
Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, Massachusetts Institute

Mark Johnson
COO, Freeport McMoRan Corporation

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
76
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,496

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,560

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,668

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$26,115

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
55%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$5,702

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$6,752
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$20,068
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,050

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Yes
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$1,200

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

Students Say

The school is small enough that life borders on “knowing everyone on campus, at least [by] names,” buoyed by the fact that many locals attend Montana Tech. The typical student is “a hardworking Montanan who most likely grew up on a farm/ranch and carries that hard work ethic into their studies.” As expected, most students are engineers and most students “enjoy outdoor activities, as well as gaming.” The gender breakdown is far from equal and not always comfortable for women; there are “a lot of guys at Tech and not so many girls.” “A lot of racial diversity, but I feel like a woman in a sea of men,” says one female undergraduate. The student body tends to skew a bit older, and there is also a “very large Arabic population” here due to the world-class petroleum engineering department. Despite the “bitterly cold weather” in the long winter, people are “warm and friendly.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,757
Out of State
13%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
14

Demographics

40% female
60% male
13% are out of state
79% are full time
21% are part time

Overview

Students Say

The “historically fascinating” mining town town of Butte is “old as dirt and full of rich history,” as well as “very community oriented.” There are “festivals and community activities often” in the summer months; during the stretched out winter months, “temperatures are often bitter cold, and the sun shines for less than 150 days of the year.” Fortunately, there are a host of rampantly popular activities in the surrounding mountains, such as “hunting, skiing, snowboarding, biking, [and] hiking.”

During the school year, people generally go to class and do their homework in the evenings and then “blow off steam at bars and/or parties on the weekends.” There’s also a weekly movie night on campus, and campus entertainment “does its best to bring in musicians, speakers and comedians.” Intramural sports are popular, as are student clubs and Frisbee golf, and there is “plenty of bar hopping nearby.” Overall, MT Tech is “very calm and a great place to learn.”


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
11%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
69
First-Year Students living on campus
42%

Campus Environment
Suburban
Fire safety rating
99

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed

Special Needs Admissions


Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Eletha Suttey or Paul Beatty

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Accomodation recommendations from a certified professional

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Yes

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
No

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
No

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
50
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations

Sports

Athletic Division
NAIA

Men's Sports (Orediggers)
3 Sports

Basketball
Football
Golf
Women's Sports (Orediggers)
3 Sports

Basketball
Golf
Volleyball

Student Services

Health

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
27

Average Number of PC's per Lab
21

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell and HP

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Address
Enrollment Services
1300 West Park
Butte, MT 59701

Phone
4064964256

Email
enrollment@mtech.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Mineral Museum
Mil Building (student lounge & activity area)
HPER (athletic facility)
Student Union
Mall area (outdoor center of campus)

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Uptown Butte
Berkley Pit
Mining Museum
Lady of the Rockies
Copper King Mansion

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday
8-5
4064964256

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 8am-5pm
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
varies

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Enrollment Services and Athletic Department

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
enrollment@mtech.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Other

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Bert Mooney Airport in Butte, MT is located about 8 miles from the campus. Several hotels in Butte offer shuttle services to and from the airport. We also have taxi services available. The Butte Transit System (bus service) is also a reliable form of transportation. Butte also has a Greyhound Bus terminal located in the center of town.
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Key Stats

877
Applicants
2,757
Size
88%
Acceptance Rate
1170
SAT Scores

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