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University of Montana Missoula

The University of Montana Missoula was founded in 1893. It is a public research university in Missoula, Montana, USA. The university falls under the Montana University System. 

University History

On 13 February 1893, the University of Montana Missoula was founded and was officially opened in 1895. Before the construction of the university campus classes used to be held in Willard school which was situated nearby the institution.   

University Programs, Courses, and Schools

The University of Montana Missoula offers 8 colleges or schools on campus. The campus offers wide learning opportunities and challenges to the students. The 8 colleges or schools of the University of Montana   Missoula are-

  • College of Humanities and Sciences 
  • Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences 
  • W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation 
  • College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences
  • College of the Arts and Media
  • Davidson Honors College 
  • College of Business
  • School of Law

University Achievements/ USP

The University of Montana   Missoula is ranked #285 out of 443 National Universities by U.S. News & World Report. The college is ranked #501-600 by Times Higher Education. It is ranked #595 by Forbes. The University of Montana Missoula is known for its teachings and a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses with experimental learning.

University Notable Alumni

University of Montana Missoula’s alumni has expert alumni from different backgrounds who are there to serve based on their common passion and responsibility towards the university. The university has an extensive alumni network. Some of the alumni members are-

  • Aldo Forte, NFL football player; Chicago Bears offensive tackle.
  • Barry Darrow, NFL football player; Cleveland Browns offensive tackle.
  • Brian Salonen, NFL football player; Dallas Cowboys tight end.
  • Chase Reynolds, NFL football player; St. Louis Rams running back.
  • Colt Anderson, NFL football player; Buffalo Bills safety.
  • Cory Procter, NFL football player; Miami Dolphins guard/center.
  • Dallas Neil, NFL football player; Atlanta Falcons special teams.
  • Dan Carpenter, NFL football player; Buffalo Bills placekicker.
  • Dave Dickenson, Canadian football player; BC Lions and Calgary Stampeders quarterback, CFL MVP (2000) and Grey Cup MVP (2006).
  • Doug Betters, NFL football player; Miami Dolphins defensive end.
  • Dustin Lind, director of hitting and assistant hitting coach for the San Francisco Giants
  • Lee Powell, actor
  • Reagan Wilson, actress, and Playboy model
  • Rob Quist, singer, and musician
  • Sahir Lodhi, film and television actor, radio show host in Pakistan
  • Susan Gibson, singer, and songwriter wrote the Dixie Chicks' "Wide Open Spaces" while at UM
  • Ted Geoghegan, the screenwriter, and the director is best known for the 2015 horror film We Are Still Here
  • Mary Kirkwood, artist

University infrastructure & services

Campus

The University of Montana Missoula is spread across 220 acres of land in Missoula, Montana, USA. The campus is situated in a residential vibrant neighborhood. The campus is home to 64 academic, and administrative buildings, residential halls, an athletic field, a stadium, and an arena for the audience to sit and enjoy.

Libraries-

The library at the University of Montana Missoula is an important part of the educational experience and an invaluable resource for students, faculty, staff, and alumni, but also for the broad community. The library offers a wide range of books and other materials and services to support academic studies and enhance research work at the University of Montana   Missoula. The library on campus has a vast collection of books, e-journals, e-books, etc. The University library is focused to provide high-quality library resources, programs, and services to the students. The library provides flexible and well-equipped surroundings for everyone's research and learning needs. The library supports the student learning experience, creation, and administration of knowledge, and also contributes to advancements in teaching and research programs                              

Housing services-

On-campus: University of Montana Missoula Housing and Residence Life offers halls where students from all over the country and the world live, learn and grow together. The University of Montana Missoula’s residences in the form of halls offer support and convenience, as well as opportunities for personal growth, cultural exploration, and interaction with all facilities and staff. The University’s housing is perfect for comfortable housing. Students can select a room of their choice based on costs, facilities, and availability. Through University’s affinity housing students can live in groups of like-minded students who share the same love for sports, literature, film, and course. The various services offered in University’s residence halls are- 

  • Fully furnished rooms
  • Large lounges with kitchens
  • All-inclusive utilities
  • Free Wi-Fi and cable TV
  • Free laundry facilities
  • Residence Life staff support
  • Programming created around a residential curriculum

Off-campus- University of Montana   Missoula assists students in finding off-campus housing near University’s campus. They provide convenient housing to students, faculty, and staff nearby the university. The rental accommodation near the university includes Apartments, Suites, and sharing rooms.

Medical services-

The University of Montana Missoula provides medical services in each of its health centers to students. The Health Services encourage students to live a healthy lifestyle in order to achieve their personal, academic, and career goals. They also maintain an emergency response team that responds immediately to any accidents or injuries involving any person on campus. Primary and urgent healthcare, health clearances, routine women’s healthcare, emergency response, and wellness education are all part of the services provided. The staff consists of certified physicians and nurses who are dedicated to their work and provide high-quality medical care to students.

Student’s clubs-

The University of Montana Missoula offers a wide variety of student clubs and organizations which provide a wide range of opportunities for students to engross themselves. The university offers everything students need to stay active on campus. Some of the clubs are-

  • Baseball Club
  • Birding Club
  • Boxing Club
  • BSW Club
  • Bug Club
  • Chemistry Club
  • Chess Club
  • China Table Club
  • Choirs Club

There are many other options also available to engross yourself on-campus.

University location

32 Campus Drive
Missoula, MT 59812

Top Landmarks-

  • Garnet Ghost Town
  • University of Montana
  • St. Francis Xavier Church
  • Ogren Park at Allegiance Field, Arenas & Stadiums
  • Kim Williams Nature Trail
  • Missoula County Justice Court
  • City Hall, Missoula
  • Memorial Rose Garden

International student’s info

Courses Offered-

The University of Montana Missoula offers Undergraduate programs, Postgraduate programs, Certificate programs, and Doctorate programs. Some of the courses are-

  • Applied Science
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Climate Change Studies
  • Data Science
  • Global Public Health
  • Human and Family Development
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Development Studies
  • Irish Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Migration Studies
  • Multidisciplinary Studies
  • Neuroscience, Cellular, and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Neuroscience, Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Russian Studies
  • South Southeast Asian Studies
  • Technical Communication
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Law
  • Medical Sciences
  • Pharmacy

Student Support-

 The International Student Support at the University of Montana   Missoula provides international educational exchange via its services. It serves as the primary administrative, programming, and advising office for the international community. The office provides various services like-

  • immigration assistance and support to international students and exchange visitors through advising, programs, workshops, and events.
  • serve as a guide for academic and administrative units in the collaboration, hiring, and sponsorship of international students and exchange visitors.
  • provides ongoing orientation and support services in a welcoming environment designed to help students in cultural adjustment.

Visa and Immigration Support-

Only people who are enrolled full-time in classes or are obtaining a degree are considered to be students for visa purposes. Individuals will probably have one of two types of non-immigrant status:

The J-1 Exchange Visitor Program has multiple categories in which foreign nationals may come to the United States to engage in research collaboration, instruction, and lecturing. The university offers three categories of Exchange Visitors: Professor, Research Scholar, and Short-Term Scholar.

  • Professor: A foreign national whose primary purpose is teaching, lecturing, observing, or consulting at post-secondary accredited academic institutions, museums, libraries, or similar types of institutions. A professor also may conduct research where authorized by the sponsor. (Minimum: 3 weeks; Maximum: 5 Years)
  • Research Scholar: A foreign national whose primary purpose is conducting research, observing, or consulting in connection with a research project at research institutions, corporate research facilities, museums, libraries, post-secondary accredited academic institutions, or similar types of institutions. A research scholar also may teach or lecture were authorized by the sponsor. (Minimum: 3 weeks; Maximum: 5 Years)
  • Short-Term Scholar: A foreign national who is a professor, research scholar, or person with similar education or accomplishments who enters the United States for a short-term visit for the purpose of lecturing, observing, consulting, training, or demonstrating special skills at research institutions, museums, libraries, post-secondary accredited academic institutions, or similar types of institutions. (Minimum: N/A; Maximum: 6 Months)
  • After you have been accepted to study at the university, you will receive a Form I-20 document in your admission package with your official admission letter and can begin the student visa application process.

How to apply for your F-1 visa-

  • Verify your information – Form I-20
  • A passport must match your name and date of birth (DOB)
  • Program dates match the length of the program you've selected
  • Immediately contact the university if any of your information is incorrect
  • Complete the online visa application – Form DS-160
  • Complete the online visa application
  • Print the application form confirmation page to bring to your interview
  • Photo – You will upload your photo while completing the online Form DS-160. Your photo must meet photograph requirements
  • Schedule an interview - at the U.S. embassy or consulate in the country where you live. You may schedule your interview at any U.S. embassy or consulate, but it may be difficult to qualify for a visa outside of your permanent residence. Wait times for interview appointments vary by location, season, and visa category. Apply for your visa as early as possible.
  • Pay the I-901 SEVIS fee before going to the U.S. embassy or consulate for your visa interview. The fee must be paid online.

Gather required documentation

  • Passport
  • Form I-20
  • Non-immigrant visa application
  • Form DS-160 confirmation page
  • I-901 SEVIS fee payment receipt
  • Attend your visa interview – be sure to take your required documents (and all documents your local U.S. consulate requires) to your visa interview.

Canadian citizens do NOT need to go to the U.S. consulate to obtain a visa to enter the U.S.

International Student Contact-

Office- Global Engagement Office

University of Montana

International Center

32 Campus Drive

Missoula, Montana 59812

Phone: (406) 243-2288

e-mail- [email protected]

Student life

Student society-

University of Montana Missoula’s student organizations or clubs are one of the best ideas to get involved in campus. Organizations are assembled under an arrangement of causes, identities, and interests. Student organizations at the University of Montana Missoula organize some of the most highly anticipated campus events and offer a wide range of opportunities for involvement and leadership every year. The University of Montana Missoula offers more than 300 student organizations, so there is something for each student. 

Sports and Fitness-

The University of Montana Missoula provides activities that promote healthy lifestyles and fitness for a huge population of students, faculty, and staff. The university provides various sports activities and fitness rooms to keep students fit and healthy. The university offers a wellness center, club sports, and fitness area.

Health & Wellbeing-

Health and Wellness at the University of Montana   Missoula are to highlight the active process of change and growth that involves building resilience, persistence, and positivity in the phase of provocations. It is the initiative dedicated to helping students incorporate an overall well-being experience across campus. They allow students to actively indulge in well-being activities that provide support to a holistic lifestyle. Through this initiative, students will learn and understand resources and they will also learn how to help others in need. 

Residential Life-

On-campus housing at the University of Montana Missoula is available. The university can accommodate a large number of students. University also assists students in finding nearby accommodations hassle-free.

Food & drink-

The University of Montana Missoula provides many dining venues on campus. Dining is open to students, faculty, and staff. The dining plan offers different dining options which include special dietary menus such as vegetarian and low-fat food. The plans are designed to fit the busy schedule of students, the plan assists all dietary preferences by providing a wide range of dining options and healthy food options. There are a number of cafes and restaurants available nearby campus which provide a huge variety to students.

Short-term getaways, weekend getaways

There are many short-term getaways near the University of Montana   Missoula to have fun and to spend holidays and weekends. Some of the places are-

  • Garnet Ghost Town
  • University of Montana
  • St. Francis Xavier Church
  • Ogren Park at Allegiance Field. Arenas & Stadiums
  • Kim Williams Nature Trail. Scenic Walking Areas
  • Missoula County Justice Court. Government Buildings
  • City Hall, Missoula. Government Buildings
  • Memorial Rose Garden

There are many other options also available to have fun and enjoy on weekends.

Part-time jobs

The Career Center at the University of Montana   Missoula provides employment opportunities to students who want to earn money while studying to pay their expenses. The Office of Student Employment helps students find part-time work that not only builds their bank account, it is also on or near campus, and gives them a relevant and meaningful career experience that enhances their resume.

Student Safety

Crime Around the area-

The University of Montana Missoula keeps safety a priority. The University's Police Department provides 24/7 assistance to deter crime and increase personal safety and building security. A security desk is located in the lobby of each residence hall, which assists 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to ensure the safety and identification of those entering and leaving the campus buildings. Students can call an officer to escort them anywhere on campus 24/7. The University is committed to providing a safe, secure living and learning environment for all students, faculty, and staff.    

Famous courses

The famous courses at the University of Montana Missoula are-

  • Climate Change Studies
  • Data Science
  • Global Public Health
  • Human and Family Development
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Development Studies
  • Irish Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Migration Studies
  • Multidisciplinary Studies
  • Neuroscience, Cellular, and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Neuroscience, Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Russian Studies
  • South Southeast Asian Studies
  • Technical Communication
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Law

Campus Recruitment

Process-

The Placement Office at the University of Montana Missoula has an award-winning placement team that is dedicated to supporting students throughout their placement search. The university hosts recruitment events to provide jobs to students. Students are also allowed to do part-time jobs on campus while studying.

Application Requirements

  • Create a new account
  • Completed Application Form
  • Submit required support documents
  • Academic Records
  • Pay the application fee 
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Recommendations
  • Standardized Test Scores

University of Montana Missoula Programs

Program
Duration
Format
Tuition Fees
Deadlines
Standard Test

University of Montana Missoula Application Requirements

2.5
GPA
27
IB
60
Percentage
91%
Acceptance Rate

IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into universities in United States of America. To be able to get a successful admission in University of Montana Missoula in United States of America students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 6.

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University of Montana Missoula Cost of studies

Fees

Undergraduate: USD 24,960

Fees may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

 

University of Montana Missoula Deadlines

Bachelors: Fall Semester: June 15 and Spring Semester: November 15

Masters: Fall Semester: June 15 and Spring Semester: November 15

Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific deadlines.

University of Montana Missoula Rankings

Global

771
US News
1001 -1200
QS
601 -700
Shanghai
501 -600
Times Higher Education
544
GTU Rank

Regional

United States of America
254
US News
117 -137
Shanghai
109
Times Higher Education
588
Forbes
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32 Campus Dr, Missoula, MT 59812, USA,United States of America

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(406) 243-4689