Montana University System: MUS
Montana is really quite a rugged state, one where travelers go if they're looking for adventure. From exploring the state's two magnificent national parks - Yellowstone and Glacier - to following the steps of Lewis and Clark across the expanse of this enormous state to participating in adventure sports like rafting, mountain biking, snowboarding and mountaineering, there's so much to see and do here that any college student who's looking for more than just a pristine campus or specific academic program would be delighted to attend school in Montana.
The University of Montana system is the largest higher education system in the state, enrolling approximately 13,000 students at its Missoula campus and voted the "Most Scenic Campus in America" by Rolling Stone Magazine. The university has four colleges - Arts and Sciences, Forestry and Conservation, Health Professions and Biomedical Siences and Technology - and eight schools - Journalism, Law, Business, Education, Pharmacy, Social Work, Physical Therapy, and the Fine Arts. The school has a great outdoor athletics program and plays all the usual indoor sports as well.
Located in the town of Bozeman, Montana State University is also known for its scenic campus in the Gallatin Valley. Total enrollment here is about 12,000 students. A myriad of majors are available at the Colleges of Agriculture; Arts and Architecture; Business; Education, Health, and Human Development; Engineering; Letters and Science; and Nursing. The school is just minutes from several ski areas, and Yellowstone is just a 90-minute drive from campus. Additional campuses are located in Billings and Havre.