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UM Western Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into The University of Montana Western

Open Admission Policy

Can I get into UM Western? The University of Montana Western is an open admission policy institution. Open admission colleges typically have few admission thresholds and will admit all applicants so long as certain minimum requirements are met. New admission is often granted continually throughout the year. Please consult The University of Montana Western directly to learn the specifics of its open admission policy.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. The University of Montana Western is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.

UM Western SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
890-1120
Applicants Submitting SAT
85%
SAT Scores for The University of Montana Western
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 460
SAT Math 25th 430
SAT Composite 25th 890
SAT Scores for The University of Montana Western
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 550
SAT Composite 75th 1120
Average SAT Score 1010

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to The University of Montana Western?

The University of Montana Western typically prefers applicants to be in the top 79 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 890 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 770. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1010 out of 1600. UM Western ranks #6 in Montana for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 85 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The University of Montana Western admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1120 and Above Good >65%
1005 to 1120 Avg + 52%-65%
890 to 1005 Avg - 39%-52%
775 to 890 Reach 27%-39%
Less than 775 Low <27%
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UM Western ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
16-21 
Applicants Submitting ACT
15%
ACT Scores for The University of Montana Western
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 14
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 16
ACT Scores for The University of Montana Western
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 21
ACT Math 75th 22
ACT Composite 75th 21
Average ACT Score 18

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into UM Western?

Admission data indicates that UM Western regularly accepts students with ACT's of 16 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 75 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 18 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 21 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #7 in Montana for highest average ACT composite score. 15 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to The University of Montana Western.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

The University of Montana Western admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
21 and Above Good >67%
18 to 21 Avg + 52%-67%
16 to 18 Avg - 41%-52%
14 to 16 Reach 32%-41%
Less than 14 Low <32%
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UM Western GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.1
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into The University of Montana Western?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into UM Western. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at The University of Montana Western was 3.1 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #8 in Montana for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as UM Western accepts 52% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted The University of Montana Western students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
4.0 4.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 19.0% Good
3.50 to 3.74 13.0% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 19.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 15.0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 19.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 7.0% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 4.0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

53% of The University of Montana Western freshman were in the lower half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted The University of Montana Western students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 8%
Top 25% of class 31%
Top 50% of class 47%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
May 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on May 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to The University of Montana Western is $30.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to The University of Montana Western and what student information is used for admission decisions?

The University of Montana Western Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at The University of Montana Western
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=180692 IPEDS survey data for The University of Montana Western.

FAQs

Does The University of Montana Western prefer SAT or ACT?

85% of students submit their SAT scores to UM Western. 15% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into The University of Montana Western?

UM Western has an open admission policy. Open admission colleges generally only require a high school diploma or a GED certificate to be admitted.