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Study at The University of Montana Western

The University of Montana Western is abbreviated as UMW. It is a public university located in Dillon, Montana, United States. UMW was founded as the Montana State Normal School in 1893. The university offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse Course Topics including fine arts, education, business, social sciences, technology, environmental science, and philosophy. Special programs including honors seminars, and technical education is also available at the university.

UMW is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Intercollegiate Horse Show Association, and National Intercollegiate Rodeo. UMW is also a member of the Frontier Conference. The university mascot is a bulldog, and the athletics teams are nicknamed as the Bulldogs. Varsity athletics teams of the college participate in sports including basketball, volleyball, golf, rodeo and football.

Profile of The University of Montana Western

Montana Western is found in Dillon, MT. Dillon is a self-contained town. The school is a public institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Bachelor's degree at Montana Western.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in education and teaching.

Montana Western Selectivity

Montana Western accepts all qualified applicants under its open-admission rules.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 1, 148 in 2007 at Montana Western.

Student Life

The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Montana Western offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Frontier Conference. Montana Western offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.

Montana Western Tuition and Affordability

The school is a relative bargain, with lower tuition and fees than most schools offering similar degrees.

Montana Western Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching113teacher ed, secondary teaching, early childhood education, teacher aide
Liberal Arts45liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies
Business and Management39business, business management
Family and Social Work4child care management
Hospitality1travel services
Animal Science and Care1equestrian studies
Design0design and applied arts

Contact: Montana Western

The University of Montana Western

710 S Atlantic

Dillon, MT 59725-3598

General Phone: (406) 683-7011


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