Montana Tech of the University of Montana

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1300 W. Park Street

Butte, MT 59701

Phone: (800) 445-8324
2013-2014 Tuition
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Montana Tech of the University of Montana is a public institution that was founded in 1893. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,646, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 108 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,722 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $19,500 (2013-14).

Montana Tech of the University of Montana is located in the southwest region of the state, midway between Yellowstone and Glacier national parks. Students can major in any of the 60 academic programs at Montana Tech, which boasts a high job placement rate. For extra help, students can head to the Tech Learning Center, appropriately abbreviated as TLC, for walk-in tutoring sessions. Although Montana Tech doesn't offer fraternities or sororities, there are nearly 40 clubs and sports at every level.

Montana Tech's varsity sports include football, basketball, golf and volleyball, and the Diggers compete in the Frontier Conference of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. Montana Tech students can also spend their time appreciating the area's rich past. Located in the historic mining town of Butte, the Montana Tech campus is home to the Mineral Museum and is just across the street from the Museum of Mining. Students can also take advantage of the school's impressive landscape and nearby parks by skiing, camping or fishing with their classmates.

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

With more than 40 academic programs and many campus clubs and organizations, Tech offers tremendous opportunities in a student-friendly environment. Montana Tech takes pride in quality instruction provided by highly qualified faculty members. A 15:1 student to faculty ratio and an average class size of 20 facilitate the relationships that lead to student success. Students learn from professors, most with current industry experience, not teaching assistants. Over $1.4 million in new student scholarships are awarded to new students each year. The low cost of living and affordable housing in Butte is a huge benefit to Tech students. Montana Tech has had a ten-year annual average placement rate of 93% including acceptance into professional and graduate programs. Tech is located in beautiful southwestern Montana with abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation. Campus life is full of activities ranging from hikes to the M to live bands to various fun events in the residence halls. Life here is laid back and personal where you will be on a first-name basis with your professors. Classes are challenging with an emphasis on teamwork and collaboration. Students at Tech work hard and play hard. Outdoor recreation provides a great balance to the rigors of the course work at Montana Tech.

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School type public, coed college
Year founded 1893
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $26,323,165


When applying to Montana Tech of the University of Montana, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 25. The application fee at Montana Tech of the University of Montana is $30. It has an an acceptance rate of 89.7 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity N/A
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 89.7%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 25

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Montana Tech of the University of Montana is 15:1, and the school has 59.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Montana Tech of the University of Montana include: Petroleum Engineering; Engineering, General; Business/Commerce, General; Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene; and Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 68 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 15:1
4-year graduation rate 18%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Petroleum Engineering 25%
Engineering, General 16%
Business/Commerce, General 13%
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene 6%
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 5%

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Student Life

Montana Tech of the University of Montana has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,646, with a gender distribution of 59.4 percent male students and 40.6 percent female students. At this school, 12 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 88 percent of students live off campus. Montana Tech of the University of Montana is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,816
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

Montana Tech of the University of Montana offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Montana Tech of the University of Montana also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Montana Tech of the University of Montana.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Montana Tech of the University of Montana, 59.2 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,285.

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In-state tuition and fees $6,722 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $19,500 (2013-14)
Room and board $7,928 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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