Our History

  • Location
    Missoula, Montana
  • Founded
  • Affiliation
    Public unit of the Montana University System
  • Classification
    Coeducational, doctoral university
  • Financial aid: More than 67 percent of UM students receive some form of financial aid, including scholarships, grants, loans and work-study programs.
  • Academic calendar: Fall and spring semesters with a three-week winter session in January and two five-week summer sessions.
  • Accreditation: Regionally accredited by Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges. Professional schools and departments are approved by specialized accrediting organizations.
  • Degrees offered: Associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, first-professional and doctoral degrees, and technical certificates.
  • Campus: 156 acres at the base of Mount Sentinel and next to the Clark Fork River; includes 64 buildings, a 23,500-seat football stadium. UM's 180-acre South Campus offers housing, a golf course and soccer, softball and track fields. The College of Technology occupies two sites in central and west Missoula.
  • Housing: Nine residence halls; three apartment complexes for students with dependents; and one apartment complex for single junior, senior and graduate students.
  • Campus organizations: One-hundred and fifty clubs dedicated to academics, volunteer service, diversity, recreation, Greek life, politics, religion and many other interests.
  • Varsity sports: Men (Grizzlies) — football, basketball, indoor and outdoor track, cross-country and tennis. Women (Lady Griz) — volleyball, basketball, indoor and outdoor track, cross-country, tennis, golf and soccer.
  • Club and intramural sports: Eighteen club sports and more than 30 intramural sports.
  • Athletic conference: Big Sky Conference, National Collegiate Athletic Association, Division I Football Championship Subdivision.
  • Football wins against MSU-Bozeman: 66
  • Football losses against MSU-Bozeman: 35