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Founded in 1893, The University of Montana-Western. is a Public college. Located in Montana, which is a city setting in Montana, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 1,505 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.
The The University of Montana-Western Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 19:1. There are 63 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at The University of Montana-Western include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at UMW are considered , with ,6% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
45% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 16% were in the top quarter, and 5% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at The University of Montana-Western.
18 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 11 % gave the school a 5.0.
14 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
18 Students rated campus food 3.1 stars. 6 % gave the school a 5.0.
19 Students rated campus facilities 3.7 stars. 26 % gave the school a 5.0.
19 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 58 % gave the school a 5.0.
19 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.
19 Students rated local services 3.7 stars. 47 % gave the school a 5.0.
19 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.
9 Students rated The University of Montana-Western
I fell in love with Western when I was in high school after visiting the campus. I attended Western for my freshmen year of college. The block schedule gives students the opportunity to really focus on what they are learning, one class at a time. The housing on campus is well cared for. The food is amazing on campus, but Dillon, home of Western, offers great food options as well.
Professors are easily accessible and readily available as many professors have consistent office hours scheduled. I also found that many of my proffesors were just an email away.
I highly reccommed The University of Montana- Western.
I left Western due to family reasons.
Montana Western runs on the Block Schedule. We are the only public university that does. The block system is where you work on one class at a time; 3.5 hours a day Monday through Friday, for 3.5 weeks. You take your final at the end of your block before moving on to the next one. This is a great system because you are allowed to just focus on that one class and don't have to worry if you missed a due date for another class. It makes prioritizing a lot easier and if your class wants to take a trip to further understand a portion of the class you can go without worrying about falling behind in other classes. Since the classes run for a shorter consecutive time the material goes faster than in a normal school setting. That's where the challenge comes, so if you can't function without challenge, it is here too. I think UMW does a great job of narrowing degrees as well. For example, I am actually a Preschool Through Third Grade Education Major. It fits my criteria better than working toward an Elementary Education Major or just staying with Early Childhood Education. I found a happy medium.
I love the surrounding area as well, Dillon is a smaller town - without a Walmart - everyone here seems to be really friendly. I love the fact I can walk down the hall and start a small conversation with almost anyone. I feel at home here because of it. It is my freshman year (happens to be 2020, during the COVID era) and there are always people willing to help me, and they are still finding ways for us to stay safe but also staying active with campus activities.
It was the best four years of my life, but the education itself was nothing to write home about. Western doesn't offer very many majors, so it is very inhibiting to those who don't know what they want to do. The block system is great for education and business classes, but that's about it. Overall, I loved it but probably wouldn't recommend it to most incoming students.
I think that University of Montana-Western is an awesome school and there is always someone to answer your questions whenever you have any. I just started this semester and I feel this will be the best college I have experienced. I plan to graduate from this university.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for The University of Montana-Western is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
If I could go back to High School I would tell my self to stay focused and fill out more scholarships as a senior. Also I play basketball for Western and I wished I would have worked on my game a lot more, so I could be a lot more confident in the sport I am playing. Staying organized would be another thing I wish I was able to do. Staying organized is a big thing in college, because there is a way to procrastinate and then fall behind. College proffesors really dont care if you show up to class, but being responisble and organized is the right thing to do in order to maintain a high GPA.
The block system and the smaller classroom size, more individualized attention for each student
My classmates are nice, but not very motivated or ambitious.
I wish I had known how busy I was going to be. Because of our unique class schedules most students have part or full time jobs as well as going to school full time.
It is an open and friendly place with plenty of clubs and activities to help you network, but has a need to expand the majors offered in order to appeal to more students.
Well it's community college and therefore considerably cheaper than a traditional 4 year college. I plan to take all my basics that each major requires and then transfer on to a university, but in the mean time I've saved quite a bit of money.
The students are not very professional or ambitious, therefore activities such as drinking and partying are popular and disruptive to the learning environment.
Those who aren't ready for college yet, ie the people just out of high school; if you're not serious about it, dont come
I love to tell people about my school because of the block schedualing they have but also because of the programs and the location. I am a country girl and i feel Dillon is the perfect place for me. It is a small town with lots of out door opertunities. Dillon is one of the best places for hunting and they have a great river for fishing. They also have a great equine science program at the school. Along with all the outdoors things they have a wonderfull art program, which all my friends know i love art.
Just like at any school, dealing with the business servives, financial aid office and the registrar can be difficult. They lose things that get sent in the mail, but it's not a huge, overwhelming problem that students face.
This school is best known for The Block schedule that is called Experience one. It is called that because you are only taking one class at a time. It is also known for being really involved with all the students. Most people say that Dillon is boring, the campus tries to get all the students involved on some sort of level.
The kind of person that should attend this school is the type that really doesnt like school. The reason for this is becasue Western runs off the block schedule called experience one. You take one class for 3 hours a day, 18 days straight. That is called block one and you receive four credits for that block. in a semester you have four block which adds up to 16 credits in just one semester. This schedule allows you to only have to worry about one class at a time.
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of students living on campus
All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
88% of students
attending The University of Montana-Western receive some sort of financial aid.
44% were awarded federal grants.
While 58% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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