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Why Apply

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We know what you’re thinking:

Is Montana right for me?

UM isn’t just a place for those who know their path. It’s a place for discovery and exploration for finding the route to a life and career with meaning. You are the why. The University of Montana is the how.

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Unbridled curiosity, untamed creativity

There’s more to the University of Montana than our mountainous academics … but, let’s face it, they’re pretty impressive. From finance to welding to forestry to law — we offer you more than 175 academic programs to summit success.

Our mission is Montana

A top-ranked R1 research university, Montana’s impact is felt locally and globally, with Grizzlies going on to find success at home and abroad. What’s made at the University of Montana is remaking the world.

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.

Paying for your education

Investing in a UM education will pay dividends for the rest of your life. That's because UM's bang for your buck is unbeatable. We offer a low cost of attendance and serious financial aid.

Discover your student experience

The UM experience is different for each student, but for every Grizzly it is defined by a unique combination of community, well-being, inclusivity, engagement and support.