University of Montana
The University of Montana ‒ Missoula (often simply referred to as the University of Montana; UM, U of M, or “The U“) is a state university located in Missoula, Montana, in the United States. Founded in 1893, the university is the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Montana System and is its largest institution. The main campus is located at the foot of Mount Sentinel, the mountain bearing Missoula’s most recognizable landmark, a large letter “M.” Since its charter was issued in 1893, UM has been the state’s center of higher education. It is a major source of research, continuing education, economic development and fine arts, as well as a driving force in strengthening Montana’s ties with countries throughout the world.