The University of Montana (UM)

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The University of Montana can be found in Missoula, MT, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Over 17,000 students are enrolled at UM.

The majority of students admitted to UM got an SAT score between 1440 - 1800, or got accepted with an ACT composite score between 21 - 26. We were able to estimate the The University of Montana (UM) average GPA (3.13 - 3.45) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. UM admits roughly 90% of applicants each year. Of those that are accepted, about 43% of students continue on to register and enroll. When applying historical data, we have projected that the The University of Montana (UM) acceptance rate 2015 will be around 94%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall The University of Montana (UM) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for The University of Montana was reported as 94.2% in Fall 2013 with over 4,820 college applications submitted to The University of Montana. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • UM SAT Scores: 1440 - 1800
  • UM ACT Scores: 21 - 26
  • UM Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.45

How Hard Is It to Get into The University of Montana?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into The University of Montana, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for The University of Montana has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 94.9%
  • 2010-2011: 94.4%
  • 2011-2012: 94.0%
  • 2012-2013: 94.0%
  • 2013-2014: 94.2%
  • Projected UM Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 94.2%

How Does The University of Montana (UM) Compare?

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The acceptance rate for The University of Montana is seventy percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Idaho65.7%
Montana State University84.5%
Gonzaga University66.5%
Eastern Washington University79.7%
Central Washington University82.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to The University of Montana (UM) (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading490 - 620
Math480 - 590
Writing470 - 590
Total Score1440 - 1800
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 26
Math20 - 26
Composite Score21 - 26
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