The University of Montana-Western: Narrative Description

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710 South Atlantic
Dillon, MT 59725-3598
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Description: State-supported, 4-year, coed. Part of Montana University System. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1893. Setting: 36-acre small town campus. Endowment: $5 million. Research spending 2002-03: $171,202. Educational spending 2002-03: $4796 per student. Total enrollment: 1,160. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 291 applied, 100% were admitted. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 18% from top quarter, 46% from top half. 3 valedictorians. full-time: 869 students, 51% women, 49% men. Part-time: 291 students, 85% women, 15% men. Students come from 12 states and territories, 2 other countries, 15% from out-of-state, 3% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 1% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 33% 25 or older, 35% live on campus, 11% transferred in. Retention: 60% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, 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.

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, SAT I or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 7/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $3030 full-time, $131 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,860 full-time, $458 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $750 full-time, $114 per credit part-time, $370 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and student level. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and student level. College room and board: $4600. College room only: $1800. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 18 open to all. Most popular organizations: soccer, IGNU (poetry club), admissions volunteers, Rodeo Club, Chi Alpha-Christian Fellowship. Major annual events: Homecoming, Alumni Weekend, Campus Olympics. Student services: legal services, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 481 college housing spaces available; 165 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Lucy Carson Memorial Library with 90,431 books, 5,792 microform titles, 7,127 serials, 3,718 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $549,987. 140 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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