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  • Locations: Missoula, MT, United States;
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: LSU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2020 02/14/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2020-2021 02/14/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA Required: 2.5
APA Program Type: NSE Exchange - Domestic/Canada Credit Type: LSU credits via transfer
APA Advisor: Marissa Baham Click here for a definition of this term US State: Montana - MT
Click here for a definition of this term NSE Tuition Plan(s): Plan A, Plan B
Program Description:

University of MontanaUniversity of Montana

Chartered in 1893, U of M offers a broad liberal arts curriculum combined with strong science programs. the University is fully accredited and offers over 100 majors. More than 80 percent of the full-time teaching faculty hold the highest degree offered in their field. Enrollment is just under 15,000, with 30 percent of students from out-of-state. The 200-acre campus is centered on a tree-lined oval where art fairs, speeches and classes are held.

Missoula is known as an outdoor Mecca for a reason. University students enjoy many outdoor sports including downhill and cross-country skiing, rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, rafting, fishing, etc. In addition, Missoula is the second largest city in the state and is often referred to as the cultural center of Montana. Students take advantage of Missoula's unique cultural activities like theatre, art walks, festivals, and concerts. Missoula is referred to as the "Garden City" because of its mild winters and moderate summers.

Campus Location

Located on the western part of the state, the University of Montana in Missoula is near Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks and Canada. Numerous wilderness areas are only a few miles away.

Helpful Information

Students at our campus enjoy recreating outdoors in all seasons. The University's Outdoor Program offers transportation, classes, workshops, and a full outdoor gear rental program for a variety of outdoor activities. Transportation: Missoula International Airport is a 10-minute drive from campus. Public transportation in Missoula is free for UM students, so there's no need for a car but definitely bring a bicycle!

Fast Facts

Campus Statistics

Location Setting Pop. Enroll Housing Lang. Type
Missoula, MT Urban 100,000 15,669 18% on-campus English Semester

Campus Diversity

White African Amer. Hispanic Asian Native Amer. Int'l Other
82% 1% 2% 2% 4% 4% 5%

Available Tuition Payment Plans

Plan A Plan B
You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus. You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants. UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.
Placement availabilities may change at any time. Please reference the school's profile page on for updated information.

Payment Estimates

Plan A Tuition/Fees Housing/Meals
$2,417 $4,203
These prices are estimates and are subject to change. Please reference the host university site for accurate details.

Programs of Study Open to NSE Students

For an accurate list of programs of study open to NSE students, please reference the list of "Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students" on the NSE School Profile for University of Montana.

This list is maintained by the host NSE coordinator and is kept up-to-date. All classes taken while on an NSE exchange will transfer back as LSU credit. The LSU NSE coordinator will work with you to determine course equivalencies.

Special Conditions

For a full list of special conditions, please visit and search the NSE section of the APA website.

GPA and Other Academic Requirements

  • 2.5 GPA

Exchange Preferences

  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted

Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)

  • Available

Non-Native English Speakers

  • TOEFL: must have a score of 500 paper, 173 computer or 61 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6

Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students

  • No graduate or post-baccalaureate students

Summer Exchange

  • Plan A with full-term enrollment

International Students (Visa Students)

  • Will accept on Plan A/B