About This CampusChartered in 1893, UM offers a broad liberal arts and science curriculum. Fully accredited, the University offers over 174 majors/minors. More than 80% of the full-time teaching faculty hold the highest degree offered in their field. Enrollment is approximately 10,100 with 37% of students from out-of-state. The 200-acre campus is centered on a tree-lined oval, skirted by the Clark Fork River.
Rated as a top US city for biking, Missoula is an outdoor mecca where students enjoy year-round recreation including downhill/cross-country skiing, rock climbing, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, rafting, fishing, camping, and more! Missoula is the second-largest city in Montana and is often referred to as the cultural center of Montana. Students take advantage of the city's unique cultural activities - downtown farmer's markets, art walks, festivals, and concerts in Caras Park just minutes from campus. Because of its mild winters, Missoula is considered the banana belt of Montana.
Location InformationUniversity of Montana is located along the Clark Fork River near its confluence with the Bitterroot River in western Montana and at the convergence of five mountain ranges, thus is often described as the "Hub of Five Valleys." Missoula is an easy half-day drive from Glacier National Park, Yellowstone National Parks, and Canada, and just miles from campus you will find a multitude of hiking trails and wilderness areas and numerous ski slopes.
Helpful InformationStudents at our campus enjoy recreating outdoors in all seasons. UM's Outdoor Program offers transportation, classes, workshops, and a full outdoor gear rental program for many outdoor activities.
Transportation: Missoula International Airport is a 10-minute drive from campus. Public transportation in Missoula is free for UM students, so there's no need for a car but definitely bring a bicycle!