The University of Montana-Missoula: Narrative Description

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Missoula, MT 59812-0002
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State-supported, university, coed. Part of Montana University System. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1893. Setting: 220-acre urban campus. Endowment: $78.3 million. Research spending 2003-04: $20 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $4654 per student. Total enrollment: 13,558. Faculty: 705 (530 full-time, 175 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 4,452 applied, 93% were admitted. 17% from top 10% of their high school class, 41% from top quarter, 73% from top half. 18 National Merit Scholars, 52 valedictorians. Full-time: 9,628 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 1,803 students, 54% women, 46% men. Students come from 52 states and territories, 61 other countries, 26% from out-of-state, 4% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 21% 25 or older, 23% live on campus, 26% transferred in. Retention: 70% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences and history; natural resources/environmental science. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at members of the National Student Exchange. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Required for some: ACT ASSET or ACT COMPASS. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 3/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $3470 full-time, $145 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $12,186 full-time, $508 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $1229 full-time, $39 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to degree level, program, and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and degree level. College room and board: $5646. College room only: $2546. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 125 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 10% of eligible men and 7% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Forestry Club, Honors Student Association, Campus Outdoor Program, International Organization, Kyio Indian Club. Major annual events: Aber Day (clean earth day), Foresters' Ball, Homecoming. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 3,413 college housing spaces available; 3,037 were occupied in 2003-04. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library plus 2 others with 570,287 books, 238,184 microform titles, 6,248 serials, 118,190 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $5.3 million. 545 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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