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 12,000 students are enrolled at UM.

The majority of students admitted to UM got an SAT score between 1055 - 1245, or got accepted with an ACT composite score between 20 - 26. We were able to estimate the The University of Montana (UM) average GPA (3.06 - 3.38) 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 32% of students continue on to register and enroll. When applying historical data, we have projected that the The University of Montana (UM) acceptance rate 2021 will be around 85%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall The University of Montana (UM) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for The University of Montana was reported as 94.0% in Fall 2020 with over 4,910 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 ACT Scores: 20 - 26
  • UM Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.38

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 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for UM has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 92.4%
  • 2017-2018: 92.6%
  • 2018-2019: 88.2%
  • 2019-2020: 94.0%
  • Projected UM Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 85.4%

How Does The University of Montana (UM) Compare?

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The acceptance rate for The University of Montana is sixty-six percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Idaho77.8%
Montana State University81.9%
Gonzaga University61.9%
Eastern Washington University95.7%
Central Washington University84.9%

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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to The University of Montana (UM) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading535 - 635
Math520 - 610
Total Score1055 - 1245
ACT®Score Range
English19 - 26
Math18 - 26
Composite Score20 - 26
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