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.
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.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||460|
|SAT Math 25th||430|
|SAT Composite 25th||890|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||570|
|SAT Math 75th||550|
|SAT Composite 75th||1120|
|Average SAT Score||1010|
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
|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%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||14|
|ACT Math 25th||16|
|ACT Composite 25th||16|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||21|
|ACT Math 75th||22|
|ACT Composite 75th||21|
|Average ACT Score||18|
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
|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%|
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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
53% of The University of Montana Western freshman were in the lower half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||8%|
|Top 25% of class||31%|
|Top 50% of class||47%|
The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on May 1, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to The University of Montana Western is $30.
What are the requirements for admission to The University of Montana Western and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|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|
|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.
85% of students submit their SAT scores to UM Western. 15% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
UM Western has an open admission policy. Open admission colleges generally only require a high school diploma or a GED certificate to be admitted.