Roughly 15,000 students attend UM and Missoula College, where they receive a world-class education. UM is Missoula’s largest employer, with nearly 3,000 faculty members and staff working year-round to keep this city within a city running smoothly.

The main campus spans 56 acres at the base of Mount Sentinel along the Clark Fork River and includes the park-like Oval at the center of campus, more than 60 architecturally unique buildings and a 25,200-seat football stadium. UM's 180-acre South Campus offers student housing, a golf course, soccer fields and an outdoor track facility. Missoula College occupies two sites in central and west Missoula.

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Established in 1893, UM remains the state’s leading liberal arts institution where students can choose from more than 90 fields of study that include the trades, liberal arts, graduate and postdoctoral study and professional training. The University is acclaimed for its high number of Rhodes, Udall and Fulbright Scholars. The nationally recognized creative writing program and journalism school count among their alumni a number of bestselling authors, as well as nine Pulitzer Prize winners.