The University of Montana ‒ Missoula (often simply referred to as the University of Montana; UM, U of M, or “The U”) is a state university located in Missoula, Montana, in the United States. Founded in 1893, the university is the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Montana System and is its largest institution. The main campus is located at the foot of Mount Sentinel, the mountain bearing Missoula’s most recognizable landmark, a large letter “M.” Since its charter was issued in 1893, UM has been the state’s center of higher education. It is a major source of research, continuing education, economic development and fine arts, as well as a driving force in strengthening Montana’s ties with countries throughout the world.
The university calls itself a “city within a city,” and contains its own restaurants, medical facilities, banking, postal services, and ZIP code. The University of Montana ranks 17th in the nation and fifth among public universities in producing Rhodes Scholars, with a total of 28 such scholars. The University of Montana has 11 Truman Scholars, 14 Goldwater Scholars and 31 Udall Scholars to its name.
The University of Montana’s Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library houses the earliest authorized edition of the Lewis and Clark journals. Rolling Stone labelled the university the “most scenic campus in America” and Outside magazine called it “among the top 10 colleges nationally for combining academic quality and outdoor recreation”.
|Academic Year Estimated Expenses||MT Residents||Out-of-State||WUE *|
|Tuition & Mandatory Fees||$5,775||$19,612||$8,183|
|Books & Supplies||$950||$950||$950|
|Room & Board**||$7,500||$7,500||$7,500|
|Academic Year Total||$14,225||$28,062||$16,633|
*The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is a competitive academic merit based scholarship available only to qualifying residents of Western states.
**The cost of Room and Board varies depending on the type of room and meal plan a student chooses. The price listed is an average.
The complete student fees listing is available from Business Services.