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University of Montana Western Earns Top Rankings by

June 11, 2024

The University of Montana Western has been recognized with several rankings by, including being named the #4 Best College in Montana and the #1 College for Best Academics in Montana. ranks colleges using a comprehensive methodology that combines public data with millions of reviews from students, alumni, and parents. The rankings are based on various factors, including academics, value, professors, campus quality, diversity, student life, and safety. With detailed profiles on every school and college in America, and powerful search and data tools, Niche helps millions of students and families find and enroll in the right school.

In Montana, UMW received several other top rankings, including #1 in Best Colleges for Education and #2 in Safest College Campuses. Nationally, UMW ranked #55 for Best Colleges for Education in America and #233 for Top Public Universities in America. To view all of Montana Western’s rankings, visit Niche Rankings.

The University of Montana Western offers diverse fields of academic study, including Biology, Business and Technology, Environmental Sciences, Education, English, Equine Studies, Health and Human Performance, Fine Arts, Mathematics, and History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences. Students benefit from a tight-knit community atmosphere and small class sizes, fostering close collaboration with peers and professors.

The university’s 20-acre campus is home to the innovative Experience One program, which emphasizes experiential learning to enhance critical and creative thinking skills, preparing students for real-world job and graduate school opportunities. UMW’s commitment to engagement and support ensures an exceptional student experience while maintaining high academic standards and low tuition costs.

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