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University of Montana

Student groups gather on the Oval at the University of Montana in this image shot from a drone

This place will blow your mind

Big Sky, bigger possibilities. Our campus is in the middle of paradise, better known as Missoula, Montana. The only thing grander than our mountains and wild rivers is the opportunity for our students to use their unbridled curiosity and untamed creativity to craft their future.

Who We Are

Founded in 1893, the University of Montana is a top-ranked research university whose impact is felt locally and globally. Grizzlies go on to find success abroad and at home, known for their courageous and collective spirit unmatched on either side of the Rockies. The academic opportunities at UM abound, ranging from undergraduate and associate degrees to professional and graduate programs, as well as certificates.

Wherever Grizzlies Roam, They Thrive

The University of Montana is proud to have over 11,000 Grizzlies across a variety of studies, including undergraduate and graduate programs and technical certifications, all of whom contribute their passion and practicality toward stewardship and sustainability for the world around us.                                                                           

UM alumnus and famous actor J.K. Simmons helps tell our story in this video.
University of Montana anthem video

It all starts here

With hundreds of academic programs to select from, if you can dream it, you can do it at the University of Montana. You don’t have to move here, either. Many programs are available in online, fully remote formats. 

Life as a Griz

Being a student at UM encompasses so much more than just the classes you take and the degree you earn. It's also all about the community that surrounds you, the support you receive and the places where you learn and play.

Learn from the best

There’s no better way to kickstart a meaningful career – and life –  than by learning from those at the top of their field. From professional certificates and technical subjects to advanced research, UM’s faculty know what they’re talking about.

Where We Are

Welcome to Missoula, Montana

Missoula holds something special for each of us. From its diverse population and rich cultural events to a foodie’s paradise and — of course — the great outdoors, there’s something for everyone here. But don’t take our word for it — see for yourself.

Have the Most Fun

Missoula, the Western Montana mid-sized city of about 80,000 residents that is home to the University of Montana, tops a national list for its fun factor. According a survey released in October 2023 by SmartAsset, Missoula is the place to be for those aged 20 to 29 with a college degree.

'The College Tour'

Twenty actual UM students take you across campus, up mountains, down the river and into their social circles as they showcase the adventures and experiences that have shaped their time as a Griz.
30-second promotional video of UM's episode of 'The College Tour'

This is Salish and Kalispel land

The University of Montana acknowledges that we are in the aboriginal territories of the Salish and Kalispel people. We honor the path they have always shown us in caring for this place for generations to come.
Student reads UM's land acknowledgement in Salish as photos of UM play
What We Love

It's pretty simple, really. We love this place. We love learning. We love rising to a challenge (13-point underdogs, you say?). We love this Missoula community. And we love being part of the something extraordinary every single day.

Service is Our Ethos

The University of Montana is No. 1 in the nation for its overall contribution to the public good. UM earned the ranking based on affordability, access, social mobility and volunteerism.

Connect and Engage

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Under One Big Sky

The Montana Grizzlies returned to the national stage in January 2024 to play in the FCS National Championship game in Frisco, Texas. While the final outcome of the game wasn't what we hoped for, we're proud of our Griz!
UM celebrates the Montana Grizzlies' rise to the FCS National Championship.

When Will We See You?

The best way to know if the University of Montana is right for you is to come see it for yourself. Explore our visit options and get yourself to campus! We can't wait to show you around.

Come take a look

UM offers prospective students and their families numerous ways to get to know us. Learn more about our daily tours, our special visit days and our celebration events for admitted students.

Be here now, virtually

You don't have to wait until you visit to explore campus! Take our Virtual Tour and visit 20 locations across campus, learning about academics, student life, admissions, athletics and more.

Ready to apply?

Sometimes you just know. If you feel deep in your soul that you're a Griz at heart, then it's time to act. Start your application today and get to campus as quickly as you can.

Baby Steps

Not ready to apply or visit just yet? Not a problem, let's take this slowly and get to know each other.

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