University of Minnesota--Morris

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600 E. Fourth Street

Morris, MN 56267

Phone: (320) 589-6035
2013-2014 Tuition
male /
Mar. 15
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#154 Overall Score: 43 out of 100. National Liberal Arts Colleges

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University of Minnesota--Morris is a public institution that was founded in 1959. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,896, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 130 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Minnesota--Morris's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 154. Its in-state tuition and fees are $12,584 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $12,584 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

A University of Minnesota Morris degree garners respect, because the campus is known for attracting students who are serious about learning. Young people come to Morris with an exceptional amount of innate curiosity; our liberal arts experience provides them with the discipline and encouragement to become adept, agile thinkers. As a result, Morris alumni excel in the nation's most competitive graduate programs and are at ease in professions where many different kinds of knowledge converge.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1959
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $2,940,331


When applying to University of Minnesota--Morris, it's important to note the application deadline is March 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due March 15. The application fee at University of Minnesota--Morris is $35. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 60 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 60.0%
Application deadline March 15
SAT/ACT scores must be received by March 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of Minnesota--Morris is 15:1, and the school has 64.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Minnesota--Morris include: Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Social Sciences; Psychology; English Language and Literature/Letters; and Visual and Performing Arts. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 82.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 15:1
4-year graduation rate 47%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 13%
Social Sciences 13%
Psychology 11%
English Language and Literature/Letters 10%
Visual and Performing Arts 10%

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Student Life

University of Minnesota--Morris has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,896, with a gender distribution of 45.5 percent male students and 54.5 percent female students. At this school, 46 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 54 percent of students live off campus. University of Minnesota--Morris is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,896
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

University of Minnesota--Morris offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. University of Minnesota--Morris also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of Minnesota--Morris, 52 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of Minnesota--Morris.

Students who have cars on campus 52%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At University of Minnesota--Morris, 64 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $9,195.

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In-state tuition and fees $12,584 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $12,584 (2013-14)
Room and board $7,482 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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