UM Ranks Among 30 Great Small Colleges for INFP Myers-Briggs Personality Types

May 31, 2016

MISSOULA – The University of Montana recently ranked 22nd among 30 small colleges for learners with an Introversion, Intuition, Feeling and Perception, or INFP, Myers-Briggs personality type. Degree Match published the ranking on its earlier this year.

From more than 200 schools, 30 colleges were selected that provide the kind of environment to strongly suit the INFP personality. Data was gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator tool and U.S. News & World Report. The following methodology was used for this ranking: overall cost of attendance, student-to-faculty ratio, U.S. News & World Report rankings and INFP areas of study.

“Educating students in the liberal arts tradition at UM means educating students to be creative and critical thinkers, good communicators and skilled writers,” says College of Humanities and Sciences Associate Dean Jenny McNulty. “As most people will hold a variety of different professional positions over the course of their lifetime, it is important to have skills that are transferable to be successful in the workforce for the long term. We routinely hear from our most successful alumni, be they doctors, lawyers, coders or writers that their liberal arts education from UM was crucial to their success.”

The INFP is someone who has a natural ability to communicate well with those around them. Some careers for INFP learners are jobs in poetry, writing, acting, blogging, freelancing and editing. At the undergraduate level, the following INFP majors are offered at UM: Bachelor of Arts in communication studies with optional concentrations in communication and human relationships, organizational communication and rhetoric and public discourse; Bachelor of Arts in creative writing with optional concentrations in nonfiction, fiction and poetry; Bachelor of Arts in English with a creative writing option; and Bachelor of Arts in theatre. For those at the graduate level of study, there is a master’s level program in theater and creative writing.

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Contact: Ian Withrow, UM College of Humanities and Sciences media and information coordinator, 406-243-2683,