Top Universities in Montana

By | April 20, 2019

For those interested in studying in Montana, we have a very useful list. We selected the best Montana institutions for prospective students. Please know that rankings are based on academic research, alumni reviews, graduation rates, as well as assessment from peer colleges. On the page, you will find major admissions stats such as acceptance rate, tuition fees, average SAT scores for each ranked college or university.

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Rankings Schools
1 Montana State University: Bozeman (Bozeman, MT)
Tuition: in-state: $6,749, out-of-state: $20,018
Total enrollment: 14,153
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 60.2%
Average freshman retention rate: 73%
6-year graduation rate: 51%
Classes with under 20 students: 41.9%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 21-27
2 University of Montana (Missoula, MT)
Tuition: in-state: $6,216, out-of-state: $21,806
Total enrollment: 12,866
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 81.8%
Average freshman retention rate: 73%
6-year graduation rate: 48%
Classes with under 20 students: 47.3%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 21-26


Top Universities in Montana

Rex Stout

Stout’s first book, How Like a God, an unusual psychological novel, was published in 1929. In general, Stout wrote in completely different genres and forms: novels and short stories, fantasy and political thriller, but, of course, he became famous as an author of detective stories. By the way, it is possible that Stout’s interest in investigating crimes arose as early as 1905, when Edison’s phonograph and Rex’s collection of hundreds of records were stolen from the Stout home in Topeka. The first book about Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin, The Point of the Spear (Fer-de-Lance), was published in 1934.

Rex Stout was an active public figure. A supporter of liberal ideas, back in the twenties he participated in the creation of The New Masses magazine, in which such famous authors as Ernest Hemingway, Upton Sinclair, Theodore Dreiser and others were published. During the Great Depression, Stout was an active supporter of Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal. During World War II, he works for the propaganda organization Friends of Democracy, supporting the idea of ​​creating the United Nations. Stout campaigned for the election of Franklin Roosevelt to a fourth term as president. After the end of the war, he actively participated, along with such prominent personalities as Albert Einstein and Kurt Vonnegut, in the United World Federalists, an organization that sought to create a “world government” as the United Nations then saw it. Although an opponent of communism, Rex Stout, at the height of the anti-communist “witch hunt” in America in the fifties, ignored the subpoena from Senator McCarthy’s Committee to Investigate Un-American Activities.

Stout was one of many American writers who were closely monitored by the FBI, led by Edgar Hoover. This then all-powerful organization was especially angry with him after the publication in 1965 of the novel “The Doorbell Rings”, in which the author openly showed how the FBI violates the laws of his country and ridiculed his employees. Even in 1988, thirteen years after Stout’s death, the FBI, despite the Freedom of Information Act, released only 183 of the 301 pages of Rex Stout’s dossier to reporters, and even those were censored.

Rex Stout died on October 27, 1975. Obituaries have been published by major American publications, including TimeWashington Post, and New York Times.