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Nestled in beautiful Missoula, The University of Montana is “a great place to live, work, and study.” Indeed, Montana’s awesome location and solid reputation coupled with low in-state tuition make it “hard to beat.” Moreover, while it has a substantial number of students, we’re assured that you’re never “just a number” here. Undergrads also appreciate the university’s focus on “environmental sustainability…and social justice” along with the fact that the University of Montana strives to develop “creative thinkers and engaged citizens.” While the university maintains a fantastic liberal arts program, students especially laud the wildlife biology, forestry, physical therapy, and forensic anthropology departments. Moreover, undergrads at Montana are highly complementary of their teachers who are generally “helpful, engaging, and accessible.” One thrilled student claims that the professors are “amazing! Math and science has never come easy for me, and my professors have taught in a way I completely understand the material.” Another enthusiastic student summarizes her experience by stating, “The professors here are very knowledgeable and passionate about what they are teaching, because of this, the learning experience is always interesting and inviting. I truly appreciate all the effort that is put forward to help students succeed and prepare for the next steps in their life.”

Student Body

The University of Montana attracts a student body that’s “pretty laid-back and easygoing.” Many are “outdoorsy” and self-described as “hippies.” Indeed, there are “quite a few granola kids” and “Carhartt-sporting, plaid-proud, future biologists” types. Though many students hail from within the state, one undergrad assures us that “increasing diversity efforts have begun to show in the past three years.” Fortunately, for the most part, everyone is “accepting, friendly, and very involved in college and community life.” Another student expands on this idea, stating, “People here do not seem to judge others or hold stereotypes against each other. If you’re lost or need to ask a question you can ask anyone, and they’re willing to give you the best answer they know in order to help you out even if they don’t know you.” A fellow undergrad agrees softly, sharing, “I feel like I’ve stepped into a melting pot of all beliefs and ideals. You can be yourself, and never be looked down on for that at this school.”

Campus Life

Undergrads seem to truly enjoy life at U of M. Indeed, the campus is often buzzing with activity. As one student happily shares, “When it’s not snowing in the fall or spring, you can find people playing Frisbee, walking their dogs, catching footballs, and even playing with lightsabers.” Additionally, there are “many music concerts and dance parties” one can attend. “Football is [also] really big here,” and games are often packed with students. Beyond the campus, Montana offers a myriad of options for the outdoor enthusiast. As one ecstatic undergrad tells us, “Western Montana is a divine place for hiking, hunting, fishing, camping, snowshoeing, swimming, huckleberry picking, going to hot springs, mushroom picking, antler collecting, and just being immersed in nature. Near where I live there is access to the Rattlesnake Wilderness, mountains surround the valley, and the Clark Fork River runs right through town.” Those with a more adventurous spirit can delight in “skiing and skydiving, hand gliding and parasailing, mountain climbing and repelling, caving and biking.” As this pleased undergrad summarizes, “There is always something to do no matter what your interests are and great people to do them with.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Sophie Fahey
Campus Visit Coordinator

Address
Enrollment Services--Admissions
Gilkey Welcome Center
Missoula, MT 59812

Phone
(406) 218-8587

Email
BeAGriz@umontana.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Adams Center (sports, entertainment, etc.)
Washington-Grizzly Stadium (football, other)
Campus Recreation Center (student recreation)
University Center (student center, movie theater)
The Oval (outdoor space with Adirondack chairs for studying, chatting and hanging out)
major MAJOR events, like two recent Pearl Jam concerts, the Rolling Stones concert (2006), Elton John concerts (2007 and 2008) and Paul McCartney (2014).

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Clark-Fork River (running right through campus and providing opportunities to fish, float and surf on the daily)
Snow-Bowl (a ski resort less than 15 minutes from campus)
Marshall Mountain (biking trails less than 10 minutes from campus)
Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex (get away from it ALL and learn how to live on the range)
Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks (less than three hours from campus)
The University of Montana is ideally situated in Missoula ? minutes from some truly outstanding outdoor recreational areas that remind you often why you are going to school in Montana. You can catch at class at 8 a.m., and fresh powder at 10 a.m.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday through Friday, some Saturdays
8 am. through 7 p.m.
(406) 218-8587

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
athletics@montanagrizzlies.com

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Limitations
Subject to availability

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Missoula International Airport is located about 15 minutes from campus. Shuttle (Airport Shuttler), Uber, Lyft and taxi (Yellow Cab; Green Taxi) services are available between airport and campus.

Driving Instructions to Campus
West Bound I-90: 1. Exit 105 (first exit - Van Buren Street), turn left at the stop sign onto Van Buren, and merge into the right lane. 2. At the East Broadway intersection (stop light), turn right onto East Broadway street. 3. Move into the furthest left lane, and turn left onto Madison at the next stoplight. 4. Driving over the bridge, stay in the left lane, and veer left at the fork. Keep to the left and turn left at the stop light. Then get into the right lane, heading due east and toward the Adams Center. You are now on campus (north end). 5. You can then turn left, then right to follow Campus Drive around Adams Center, the stadium, and so on around the back/east side of campus to the south end bordered by East Beckwith. East Bound I-90: 1. Take Exit 105 (last Missoula exit - Van Buren Street). Turn right at the stop sign and merge into the right lane. (Then same steps 2-4 as above) 2. At the stop light, turn right onto East Broadway street. 3. Move into the furthest left lane, and turn left onto Madison at the next stoplight. 4. Driving over the bridge, stay in the left lane, and veer left at the fork. Keep to the left and turn left at the stop light. Then get into the right lane. You will be heading due east and toward the Adams Center. You are now on campus (north end). 5. You can then turn left, then right to follow Campus Drive around Adams Center, the stadium, and so on around the back/east side of campus to the south end bordered by East Beckwith. From the Missoula County Airport: 1. Leaving the airport, turn right onto West Broadway Street (heading east). 2. Take the first left leading you to the entrance of East Bound I-90. 3. Follow I-90 and take Exit 105 (Van Buren Street), turning right at the stop sign. 4. At the stop light, turn right onto East Broadway street. 5. Move into the furthest left lane, and turn left onto Madison at the next stoplight. 6. Driving over the bridge, stay in the left lane, and veer left at the fork. Keep to the left and turn left at the stop light. Then get into the right lane. You will be heading due east and toward the Adams Center. You are now on campus (north end). 7. You can then turn left, then right to follow Campus Drive around Adams Center, the stadium, and so on around the back/east side of campus to the south end bordered by East Beckwith. From Highway 12 and 93 North: 1. Highway 12 and 93 become Brooks Street through Missoula. To Higgins Avenue. Brooks merges with Higgins at Hellgate High School (on the right). 2. Be sure you are in the right lane, and turn right onto Sixth Street. 3. Get into the right lane and follow Sixth Street due east for six blocks to the campus (north end), toward the Adams Center. 4. You can then turn left, then right to follow Campus Drive around Adams Center, the stadium, and so on around the back/east side of campus to the south end bordered by East Beckwith.

Local Accommodations
Campus Inn: (406) 549-5134 Comfort Inn University: (406) 549-7600 Holiday Inn Downtown Missoula: (406) 721-8550 Goldsmith's Bed and Breakfast Inn: (406) 728-1585 Doubletree Hotel Edgewater: (406) 728-3100 Blossom's Bed and Breakfast: (406) 721-4690 Shady Spruce Hostel: (406) 285-1197 Vacation Rentals

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Acceptance Rate: 94%
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