Big things are happening at the University of Montana. We approach everything with creativity knowing it takes raw thought to boldly reinvent the world evolving around us. Apply to the University of Montana and find out how far you can go.

Welcome to Undergraduate Admissions at UM

No matter your career goal, joining the University of Montana community is the first step toward mastering success. Our admissions team is here to guide you on your journey. Whether you’re an incoming first-year student, transferring from another university or joining us as an international student, UM’s college admissions office is here to help you get started on a life-changing education.

Get started on the experience of a lifetime. Apply to the University of Montana.

Explore our undergraduate programs

At UM, we approach everything with creativity knowing it takes raw thought to boldly reinvent the world evolving around us. Grizzlies live and breathe creativity into every field and major. With experiential learning and service-learning opportunities, our students balance their time in the classroom with time out there in the real world — getting the kind of practical experience that deepens your understanding (and is valued by employers, too). 

If you can dream it, you can research it at UM. We’re a top-tier R1 research institution and the sixth-fastest growing research university in the United States. We’re known for everything from wildlife biology to creative writing, pharmacy to political science, business to climate change, neuroscience to music, and more.

Learn in the field, making a classroom of the 1.45+ million acres of wilderness that surround UM. Study abroad through global educational experiences that change the way you look at the world around you. Engage with faculty who know your name and connect you with opportunities and professional networks in Missoula and beyond.

Ready to begin? Explore academic programs at UM.


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Success You can Count on

  • 50+ UM students named Udall Scholars since the program began in 1996
  • 1 in 3 UM students who complete an internship receives a job offer from the organization they worked with
  • 97% of UM forestry graduates are employed or in graduate school
  • In 2022, 70% of UM's pre-med majors were accepted to medical school. (The national average medical school acceptance rate is 41%.)
  • 96% of UM athletic training program students pass the board of certification examination on their first try
  • 94% of UM management information systems graduates are employed or in graduate school within three months of graduation
  • 300+ students on the official Grizzly Esports team
  • 91% of students who participate in UM’s pre-law advising program are admitted to the law school of their choice

Visit our campus

The University of Montana is an inspiring place to discover who you are and where you want to go. The outdoors provide an expansive classroom and unlimited opportunities for adventure. We are a good-natured, forward-thinking community that learns together, works together, plays together and succeeds together. 

Experience UM for yourself by scheduling an in-person campus visit or taking a virtual tour.

Get help paying for your UM education

When comparing tuition and fees for other universities, it’s clear UM is an affordable option for a high-quality education at Montana’s flagship university. Plus, we offer numerous scholarships and other types of financial aid to help you cover tuition and other education expenses.

Find out all the ways we can help you access an education at UM. Learn more about financial aid opportunities.

Talk to an admissions counselor

Have questions about applying to college, the admissions process or college admissions requirements? We can help.

Talk to an admissions counselor at UM.