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Montana Tech of the University of Montana

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About Montana Tech of the University of Montana

Originally founded in 1900 as the Montana State School of Mines, Montana Tech’s funding and land came from the Enabling Act of 1889, which admitted Montana to the Union and allocated 100,000 acres of public land to establish a state school of mines.

The School of Mines opened its doors with only one building, Main Hall, holding 21 students. The School of Mines offered only two degrees: mining engineering and electrical engineering.

Today, Montana Tech has nearly 3,000 students, 13 campus buildings and offers 73 undergraduate degrees along with 18 minors, 14 certification degrees, and 10 pre-professional career programs. Montana Tech also offers 21 graduate degrees and a Ph.D. in Materials Science.

Montana Tech has evolved into a dynamic institution composed of three colleges, one school, and the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology. Montana Tech is known around the country and world as a rigorous but rewarding university and consistently ranks among the best public institutions in the nation for graduate return on investment.

The exceptional job placement rate of graduates and the success stories of alumni, combined with the low cost of attendance in a highly personalized environment, attest to both quality and value. Stressing a deep focus on achievement, Montana Tech provides the opportunity for students to be IN DEMAMD.

Campus information

Montana Tech of the University of Montana has four schools and colleges: School of Mines and Engineering; College of Letters, Sciences, and Professional Studies; College of Technology; and Graduate School.

It offers degree programs at the masters, bachelor, associate, and certificate levels.The student body presents a national and global snapshot with over 43 states and 13 foreign countries represented.

On the campus, a wide variety of outdoor sports are available such as boating, camping, hiking, biking, skiing , snowboarding, ice climbing, rock climbing and so on.

Montana Tech is located in historic Butte, with its rich mining legacy. Butte is home to a variety of exciting civic events, an active arts community, popular concerts, and lively festivals.


Freshmen under 21 years old are required to live on campus. 

During the first year at Montana Tech, your home-away-from-home will be your room in the Residence Hall. This is where you’ll first meet lifelong friends who share your interests and expand your horizons. Both Prospector and Centennial Halls have a kitchen, laundry room, computer lab, TV lounge, and study areas. Each floor of your residence hall has a Resident Assistant (RA), an upper-class or graduate student who is there to help with questions ranging from where to get the best pizza in Butte to how to deal with roommate conflicts. The RAs and the Director of Residence Life are also busy making plans for student activities throughout the year including movie nights, bowling, socials, and ski trips.

Your meals at Montana Tech will be provided by our Dining Services staff at the Marcus Deli dining room, the Fire House Grill, or the Coffee Mill. You can also use the residence hall kitchen - which includes a stove, sink, and microwave - to prepare foods that you purchase at local grocery stores.


Courses available 10

Applied, Pure Sciences 2 Computer Science, IT 1 Engineering 7


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