The University of Montana has an increasingly diverse student body and rich culture. As of fall 2012, the 14,943 UM students were comprised of:
- 70% Montana residents ($6,216 tuition & fees)
- 30% out-of-state residents ($21,806 tuition & fees)
- 427 international students from 74 different foreign countries
- 19:1 student-faculty ratio
Students quoted in the Princeton Review’s “Best 361 Colleges” said there really is no typical student at UM.
Walking across campus, they said, you might see “a student with dreadlocks down to their waist and amazing handmade clothing, and a minute later see a student wearing dress pants and a button-up shirt. Both fit in to the school and the town equally. … [Students are] easygoing and not trying to fit into a group. People mostly do whatever.”