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University of Montana Western


The University of Montana Western, located in Dillon, Montana, is a unique, experiential-learning liberal arts campus nestled in a scenic valley in the heart of the Rocky Mountains of southwestern Montana. We serve approximately 1400 undergraduate students, and feature small class sizes and experiential learning using the Greater Yellowstone region as our lab. Montana Western is the first and only public four-year college in the nation to use an immersion scheduling system in which students take, and faculty teach, a single class at a time. This approach facilitates and demands that faculty engage students in experiential types of learning, which has brought the campus national recognition. For example, The Chronicle of Higher Education and U.S. News and World Report have recently recognized Montana Western for educational excellence and our faculty have been awarded numerous Carnegie/CASE Professor of the Year awards, including the first U.S. Professor of the Year awarded to a Montana professor. Dillon, a community of ~6,000 people, is known for outstanding public schools, safe environments, recreational opportunities and an excellent quality of life.

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