Overview

Applicants
2,867
Acceptance Rate
64%

Test Scores

SAT Reading
530 - 680
SAT Math
510 - 650
ACT Composite
22 - 28

Deadlines


Regular
March 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
15:1
Total Faculty
154
with Terminal Degree
111

86
Men
68
Women
14
Minority
3
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
80%
Graduate in 5 years
98%
Graduate in 6 years
91%


Degrees

Bachelor's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


John Dayton
entreprenurial businessperson

Robert Gandrud
retired Chair of board: Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

Dr. Bruce Johnson
founder of Porchlight Entertainment/movie producer

Dr. Paulette Fairbanks
professor/author

Dr. Dennis Koslowski
Olympic medalist

Dr. Leonard E. Munstermann
Yale Medial School researcher

Mona Reese
composer

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$10,233

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$9,880

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,630

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$24,538

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
68%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$10,011

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,899
Out of State
14%

International
10%
Foreign Countries Represented
16

Demographics

7.41%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
3.33%
Asian
1.52%
African-American
3.91%
Hispanic
71.59%
Caucasian
10.27%
International

54% female
46% male
14% are out of state
93% are full time
7% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment
Rural
Fire safety rating
99

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
85
Number of Honor Societies
5

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
12

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

41% participate in intramural sports
21% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Cougars)
9 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Cougars)
11 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups: Multi-Ethnic Student Program: http://www.morris.umn.edu/equitydiversity/ Multicultural Interest Groups: http://www.morris.umn.edu/equitydiversity/multiethnic/studentorgs/

Sustainability

The University of Minnesota, Morris has deep roots in agriculture and land stewardship— it was founded on land that once housed a residential agricultural high school—so one might expect it offers, “a renewable, sustainable education.” A charter signatory of the ACUPCC and STARS Charter Participant program, Morris is one of the first public colleges to generate on-site renewable power from local resources. An on-campus biomass gasification plant, which includes a steam turbine, is part of an integrated system for heating and cooling campus buildings. The university’s renewable energy solutions don’t stop there; 60 percent of the Morris campus’s electrical needs are met by wind, generated by the first commercial-scale research wind turbine at a U.S. public university, and a second recently opened. A solar thermal system on the Regional Fitness Center heats water in the recreational swimming pool—while reducing carbon dioxide emissions by about 30,000 pounds a year. Morris’ comprehensive sustainability plan encompasses more than just a shift to renewable power. The university values conservation—it has recently completed a multi-million dollar energy service contract to retrofit the campus. Plus, it’s a founding partner in Pride of the Prairie, an organization devoted to sustainable locally produced foods. Among many accessible student groups is the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group—active in “energy, fair trade, sustainable food, and toxicity reduction work.” For students who like to plan ahead, Morris’s Center for Small Towns helped create the GreenCorps, a new AmeriCorps program that develops green professionals.

Green Rating
96
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
30%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
90

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
12

Average Number of PC's per Lab
25

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
90%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
U of MN Bookstore Dell Apple Lenovo

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Address
600 E 4th Street
Morris, MN 56267

Phone
320-589-6035

Email
admissions@morris.umn.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Student Center -- KUMM, Turtle Mountain cafe'
Regional Fitness Center -- Outdoor Center, pools
Science Center
Humanities Fine Arts Center -- gallery, recitals
The Mall -- outdoor recreation area

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Common Cup -- coffeehouse, music venue
John's Total Entertainment -- new and used cd's
Lake Minnewaska recreation area
Don's Cafe -- late-night diner
Old No.1 Southside -- music venue
Also: Alexandria Lakes Region

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m - 4:30 pm
320-589-6035

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
year-round

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@morris.umn.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Sunday-Thursday only, no holiday stays

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Nearest airport: Minneapolis/St. Paul (3 hours) Executive Express: shuttle from Minneapolis/St. Paul to Morris

Driving Instructions to Campus
Take Interstate 94 west to Sauk Centre (exit #127). Turn left onto Highway 71. Turn west (right) onto Highway 28. Watch closely for this turn! Continue west on Highway 28 to Morris. Turn south (left) onto Highway 59. Turn west (right) onto Prairie Lane at the University of Minnesota sign.

Local Accommodations
Best Northland Prairie Inn 320-589-3030 full service restaurant/bar pool/jacuzzi Super 8 320-589-8888 pool/jacuzzi
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Key Stats

2,867
Applicants
1,899
Size
64%
Acceptance Rate
1180
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists