University of Montana

of Montana

Located in the heart of Western Montana's stunning natural landscape, the University of Montana is a place where top-notch students, educators and researchers from across the country and around the globe come to thrive.

What's Made in Montana Is Remaking The World

Nestled over 56 acres at the base of Mount Sentinel along the Clark Fork River, the University of Montana is unlike, well, just about any campus you've ever seen. It’s got a park-like Oval at the center of campus, more than 60 architecturally unique buildings and a 26,000-seat football stadium. Just across the river, Missoula College offers pathways for workforce training, industry skills and further education.

UM operates the 30,000-acre Lubrecht Experimental Forest and the oldest active biological station in the country: the Flathead Lake Biological Station, a world-renowned facility for ecological studies and freshwater research. The permanent collection of the Montana Museum of Art and Culture (MMAC), now in a newly built teaching museum on campus affiliated with the UM College of Arts and Media, represents the oldest, largest and most comprehensive art holdings in the state—more than 11,000 objects.

But it doesn't stop there. UM’s got more (like, a lot more) ways it’s remaking the world. Just see for yourself:

Even as it’s remaking the world through the top-quality education of its students and its research endeavors, UM also enriches the lives of Missoula residents and visitors, with many on-campus amenities open to the public. Explore the art-filled MMAC free of charge or experience the mystery and awe of the cosmos with a live show at the UM planetarium, known as the Star Gazing Room, housed in the Payne Family Native American Center. See the State of Montana arboretum just by strolling through campus—the grounds themselves are the arboretum, with trees and shrubs showcasing eight different forest regions. Hiking to the “M” on the trail that starts on university grounds is a quintessential Missoula experience, as is attending a Griz game or a concert at the Adams Center.

Known for unbridled curiosity and creativity unmatched on either side of the Rockies, UM strives to be both accessible and accountable — respected worldwide and responsive at home. Find out more from the University of Montana itself.

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