University of Montana

Top rated for combining academic quality and outdoor recreation, The University of Montana boasts one of the most scenic campuses in America. A number of unique programs combine academics with experiential learning in the surrounding outdoors. Ranking seventeenth in the nation, and fifth among public universities in producing Rhodes Scholars, UM also boasts eight Pulitzer Prize winners and several Fullbright, Truman and Goldwater Scholars. It has been named a top university for Udall Scholars, receiving the most in 2005 and the most since the awards 1996 inception. CPA candidates continue to achieve among the highest first-time pass rates. Seventy-eight percent of all UM pre-med students are admitted to various medical schools (well above the national average of 40 percent). UM boasts a number of unique programs: Radio-TVs student documentary program; the Entertainment Management Program, addressing the business of entertainment and event management; and Wilderness and Civilization (campus courses and wilderness fieldwork), among others. UM Journalism students have established the first student chapter of the Native American Journalists Association. UM was honored among 81 "Colleges with a Conscience" and ranks 52 among the top ten in the nation in producing Peace Corps volunteers. Two NASA Earth Observing System satellites currently monitor the planet with software designed at UM. The UM ROTC program has been ranked ninth (out of 271) in the nation. Sports Illustrated ranked UM in its top twenty-five best college sports towns (UM was the only I-AA Football school on the list). Monte, UMs mascot, was the 2004 and 2002 Capital One National Mascot. The Grizzly football team has had twenty-five consecutive winning seasons since 1986, has won or shared fifteen conference championships since 1993, has reached the NCAA Division I-AA national playoffs nineteen times since 1993, and been to the national championship seven times, winning it in 1995 and 2001. Street & Smiths magazine, the bible of college hoops, named the womens Lady Griz basketball program seventh among the all-time best womens basketball programs in the country (its sixteen regular season conference championships and fifteen conference tournament titles rank second in the nation). UM ecologist and forestry professor Steve Running, one of the nations foremost experts on climate change, was a co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Al Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), of which Running is a member.

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Public, Coed 1893 N/A Semester $161.4 million + 32 Campus Drive, Missoula, MT 59812 (406) 243-0211
overall score total score state city online paying global
29 100.0 Montana Missoula 339 68