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UMW Receives Ranking in Top Three on Best Four-Year State Colleges List

July 13, 2018

The University of Montana Western was recently ranked third among the top ten “Best Four-year Colleges in Montana” by, an online education resource.

Best Four-Year Montana Colleges Badge

The ranking is based on factors including affordability, flexibility and student services. The other four-year Montana colleges in the top three are Montana State University, listed first, and the University of Montana, listed second.

U.S. News & World Report has also bestowed The University of Montana Western, a public institution founded in 1893, with several impressive rankings in the Western region. The rankings include #8 in Best Regional Colleges, #4 in Top Public Schools, #5 in Best Value Schools, and #6 in Best Colleges for Veterans. One of the most unique aspects of Montana Western is the Experience One program, an innovative class scheduling system that allows students to focus on a single course at a time.

The fields of academic study at Montana Western include Biology, Business and Technology, Environmental Sciences, Education, English, Equine Studies, Health and Human Performance, Fine Arts, Mathematics, and History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences.

Main Hall and students on Plaza

Students at the University of Montana Western enjoy a tight-knit community atmosphere and small class sizes where they work closely with peers and professors alike. Montana Western focuses on serving students, achieving academic excellence, and promoting experiential education. The 20-acre campus is an excellent choice for students to take advantage of the immersive learning opportunities offered by the Experience One program, where they can build on critical and creative thinking skills to prepare for real-world job and graduate school opportunities.

For more information about Experience One and the University of Montana Western, or to schedule a visit, visit or call 877-683-7331.