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Rocky Mountain College is a private institution that was founded in 1878. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,007, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 60 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Rocky Mountain College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (West), 12. Its tuition and fees are $23,718 (2013-14).
Rocky Mountain College, often abbreviated as RMC, is a small, private school in a residential section of Billings, Mont. Undergraduates can choose from nearly 50 majors, and graduate students can earn a master’s degree in accountancy, education leadership, or physician assistant studies. RMC helps students make the most of their studies through the career services office, which enables them to perfect résumés and explore internship and job opportunities. At RMC, students can get involved in many campus activities, including dances, bowling nights, concerts, and even stress-relieving massages during finals week.
As Montana’s biggest city, downtown Billings also has a lot to offer, such as museums, theaters, and a zoo. Many RMC students take advantage of Yellowstone National Park, which is just 90 minutes from campus. The school offers opportunities to go skiing, rafting, backpacking, kayaking, and rock climbing—often for class credit. For more traditional athletes, RMC is home to intramural and varsity sports teams, called the Battlin’ Bears, which compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Frontier Conference.
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Rocky Mountain College is a private college founded on the unique practice of joining the liberal arts tradition along with practical training for professional development. Established in 1878, RMC functions on a mission of educating students through liberal arts and professional programs that cultivate critical thinking, creative expression, ethical decision-making, informed citizenship, and professional excellence. The College supports its mission through core themes of academic excellence, transformational learning, and shared responsibility and stewardship.
The campus of Rocky Mountain College occupies approximately 60 park-like acres in a residential section of Billings, Montana. Many buildings are constructed out of sandstone and tie the campus to the nearby Rimrocks, from which the sandstone was quarried. Evergreen trees, shrubs, and perennials make the campus particularly welcoming. RMC's location allows for numerous outdoor recreation activities, such as whitewater kayaking on the Stillwater River, hiking and ice climbing in the Beartooth Mountains, ski trips, and trips to Yellowstone National Park. Billings also provides students with opportunities for fine dining, shopping, music performances, and art exhibits. The College also offers nine collegiate athletic teams for men and women, intramurals, community service opportunities, music and theatre clubs, and numerous student activities.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||United Church of Christ, Methodist, and Presbyterian|
When applying to Rocky Mountain College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early action deadline is February 15. The application fee at Rocky Mountain College is $35. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 63.6 percent and an early acceptance rate of 61.2 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||63.6%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at Rocky Mountain College is 12:1, and the school has 66.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Rocky Mountain College include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies; Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences; Transportation and Materials Moving; and Biological and Biomedical Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 65.8 percent.
Rocky Mountain College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,007, with a gender distribution of 51.3 percent male students and 48.7 percent female students. At this school, 49 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 51 percent of students live off campus. Rocky Mountain College is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
Rocky Mountain College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. Rocky Mountain College also offers campus safety and security services like late night transport/escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Rocky Mountain College, 70 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Rocky Mountain College.
|Students who have cars on campus||70%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
Paying for School
At Rocky Mountain College, 77.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $14,404.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$23,718 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$7,430 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data