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Rocky Mountain College is a private institution that was founded in 1878. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 965, its setting is city, and the campus size is 60 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Rocky Mountain College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (West), 9. Its tuition and fees are $22,892 (2012-13).
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 the oldest college in Montana, founded in 1878. Its history demonstrates a commitment to excellence and openness to all points of view. The college finds strength by joining a liberal arts tradition and the heritage of practical training for specific careers. The union of three distinct religious traditions has resulted in a church-related college that considers all questions in an open and non-sectarian manner.
The campus of Rocky Mountain College occupies approximately 60 park-like acres in a residential section of Billings. Evergreen trees, shrubs, and perennials make the campus particularly welcoming. Billings offers all of the benefits of a big-city life with small-town Montana hospitality. Students can partake in activities that vary from the opera to the rodeo or high-end shopping to extreme rock-climbing.
The College recognizes the educational value of co-curricular activities. There are a variety of student activities provided by the college such as athletics, outdoor recreation, theater, community service, music clubs and campus ministry. Through participation, the student may gain an understanding of fellow students, increase his or her desire to serve the world, and acquire the skills necessary to live and work with others.
|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 55.4 percent and an early acceptance rate of 92.4 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||55.4%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at Rocky Mountain College is 12:1, and the school has 67.3 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; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Transportation and Materials Moving; Education; and Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 63.2 percent.
Rocky Mountain College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 965, with a gender distribution of 48.9 percent male students and 51.1 percent female students. At this school, 50.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 50.0 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|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Rocky Mountain College, 74.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $13,861.
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||$22,892 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$7,160 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data