University of Minnesota Morris - Rankings

University of Minnesota Morris (UMM) is a fully accredited undergraduate institution located in west central Minnesota. UMM’s curriculum and faculty are organized into the following divisions: Education, Humanities, Science and Mathematics, and Social Sciences.

The University of Minnesota, Morris is a founding member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), an alliance of public liberal arts colleges and universities.


- University of Minnesota Morris was ranked sixth in the Top Public Schools in the National Liberal Arts Colleges category and made the Top 100 list of Best Colleges: Most Students Studying Abroad in U.S. News (2011).

- The University of Minnesota, Morris was named to the 2010 Fiske Guide to Colleges, a resource book that profiles 330 of the “best and most interesting colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada.

- It was identified as a Top 10 Best Value Public University for an outstanding academic record, automatic academic scholarships for first-year students, one of the smallest federal debt loads in the Midwest, charging the same low rate to in-state and out-of-state students, 90 percent of students receiving financial aid, and being a national leader in sustainability initiatives and research ("Parents and Colleges" 2010).

- Listed among the top 100 colleges nationally as a best value in the 2009 Kiplinger Best Values in Public Colleges survey. According to the survey, on average, the annual cost for tuition, fees and room and board for an out-of-state, or in-state, student to attend the Morris campus, after aid, is $11,731. Eighty percent of those students who apply to the Morris campus are admitted and 82 percent receive some form of financial aid.

- The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) Campus Environment 2008: A National Report Card on Sustainability in Higher Education survey ranks UMM as “exemplary” or “committed” in multiple categories.

- The University of Minnesota, Morris is one of 163 colleges named a Best Midwestern College by The Princeton Review in its 2007 Best 361 Colleges rankings. Other Minnesota schools included named to “Best in the Midwest” list are: Augsburg, Carleton, College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University, Crown College, Gustavus Adolphus, Macalester, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, North Central University, St. Mary’s University, St. Olaf, St. Scholastica, St. Catherine, University of Minnesota (Morris and Twin Cities campuses) and Winona State University.

- The University of Minnesota, Morris has been ranked third nationally among all public liberal arts colleges in the first annual Washington Monthly College Guide.The Guide ranks colleges based on a different set of criteria than other well-known rankings. Schools were measured in three different areas: Community Service, Research and Social Mobility.

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