The University of Montana Western (UMW) is a leading public college located in Dillon, Montana, United States. UMW is part of the University of Montana System.

The University of Montana Western is accredited by The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). The teacher education programs are accredited by The National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

The university is a member of: The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE).

It is the only public college in the country to offer Experience One, an innovative program in which students take one class at a time.

Ranking Profile:

- University of Montana Western is ranked 5th overall for Top Public Regional Colleges in the west; 12th in the second tier of the west’s Best Regional Colleges category; and 10th in the west for regional colleges in the Great Schools, Great Prices category (U.S. News & World Report 2011 Best Colleges rankings).

- The US News ranking of “30 well-regarded and affordable colleges with lots of small classes” places Montana Western second only to the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

- Students ranked UMW above the national average in all areas of academics in a 2008 Noel-Levitz National Survey of Student Engagement.

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