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The University of Montana Admission Requirements

Missoula, Montana

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Chances of getting into The University of Montana

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
88.2%
Admission Difficulty for The University of Montana
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into The University of Montana and can I get accepted? The school has a 88% acceptance rate ranking it #6 in Montana for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,829 out of 5,475 applicants were admitted making The University of Montana an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 51 percent. The University of Montana typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 32% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The University of Montana SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1040-1260
Applicants Submitting SAT
34%
SAT Scores for The University of Montana
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 530
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1040
SAT Scores for The University of Montana
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1260
Average SAT Score 1150

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

The University of Montana typically requires applicants to be in the top 53 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1040 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 930. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1150 out of 1600. The school ranks #4 in Montana for highest average SAT composite score. 34 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The University of Montana admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1260 and Above Good >93%
1150 to 1260 Avg + 88%-93%
1040 to 1150 Avg - 81%-88%
930 to 1040 Reach 72%-81%
Less than 930 Low <72%
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The University of Montana ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
76%
ACT Scores for The University of Montana
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for The University of Montana
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into The University of Montana?

Admission data indicates that The University of Montana regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #4 in Montana for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 76 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to The University of Montana.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

The University of Montana admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >93%
23 to 26 Avg + 88%-93%
20 to 23 Avg - 81%-88%
17 to 20 Reach 72%-81%
Less than 17 Low <72%
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The University of Montana GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.43*
Typical High School Grades
B+

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

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into The University of Montana. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at The University of Montana was 3.43 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #3 in Montana for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.43 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as The University of Montana accepts 88% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.43 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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Admission Statistics

The University of Montana admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,150 2,325 5,475
Accepted 2,782 2,047 4,829
Acceptance Rate 88% 88% 88%
Enrolled 846 689 1,535
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 30% 34% 32%

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
217

Applicants have 217 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

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

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at The University of Montana
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=180489 IPEDS survey data for The University of Montana.

FAQs

Does The University of Montana prefer SAT or ACT?

34% of students submit their SAT scores to The University of Montana. 76% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

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

88% of those who apply are granted admission to The University of Montana. Admission competition is and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for The University of Montana?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1040 and 1260. 34% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for The University of Montana?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 26. 76% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.