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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

Admitted 
96%
Admission Difficulty for The University of Montana
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Challenging 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into The University of Montana and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at The University of Montana is 96%.  It ranks #5 in Montana for lowest rate of acceptance. The University of Montana is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 5,153 out of 5,380 applicants were admitted.

The school has challenging admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 50 percent (SAT 1050/1240 ACT 20/27). The University of Montana typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.42. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The The University of Montana application fee is $30 and applications are due by Jul 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. The University of Montana is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

The University of Montana SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1050-1240
Applicants Submitting SAT 
34%
SAT Scores for The University of Montana
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1050
SAT Scores for The University of Montana
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1240
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 prefers applicants to be in the top 51 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1050 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 950. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1150 out of 1600. The University of Montana ranks #4 in Montana for highest average SAT composite score. 34 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 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 
1240 and Above Good >98%
1145 to 1240 Avg + 96%-98%
1050 to 1145 Avg - 93%-96%
955 to 1050 Reach 87%-93%
Less than 955 Low <87%
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The University of Montana ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
20-27 
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 27
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 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 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.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

The University of Montana admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
27 and Above Good >98%
23 to 27 Avg + 96%-98%
20 to 23 Avg - 93%-96%
17 to 20 Reach 89%-93%
Less than 17 Low <89%
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The University of Montana GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.42
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 3.42 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #4 in Montana for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.42 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as The University of Montana accepts 96% of all applicants.

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GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

65% of The University of Montana freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted The University of Montana students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 16%
Top 25% of class 37%
Top 50% of class 65%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

The University of Montana admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,095 2,285 5,380
Accepted 2,990 2,163 5,153
Acceptance Rate 97% 95% 96%
Enrolled 747 549 1,296
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 25% 25% 25%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
267

Applicants have 267 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2023.

Application Fee

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

Application 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 Application 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?

96% 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 1050 and 1240. 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 27. 76% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.