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The University of Minnesota Morris was founded in 1960. However, the school's current campus was an American Indian boarding school in the late nineteenth century. After the school closed in 1910, the University of Minnesota established the West Central School of Agriculture on its former campus. This later became the University of Minnesota Morris. Located in Morris, Minnesota, the university enrolls more than 1, 500 students every year.

Students of University of Minnesota Morris can choose from over 30 majors and minors and several pre-professional programs in the fields of humanities, education, mathematics, science and social sciences. Online learning programs are also available at UMM.

The athletics department of the University of Minnesota Morris sponsors teams in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, track, swimming and diving, softball and volleyball. The teams are known as the Cougars and compete in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference in the NCAA Division III.

Profile of University of Minnesota Morris

University of Minnesota Morris is located in Morris, MN (a self-contained town). The school is a public institution. The highest degree level offered by University of Minnesota Morris is the Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

The school has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. University of Minnesota Morris is known for its programs in mathematics, science, fine arts, and liberal arts.

University of Minnesota Morris Selectivity

The school does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 520. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 500 and 640.


The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. University of Minnesota Morris has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

University of Minnesota Morris had 1, 686 enrolled students in 2007.

Student Life

The school has a residential or campus feel. University of Minnesota Morris offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference.

University of Minnesota Morris Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts132English, political science, interdisciplinary studies, liberal arts and sciences, history, sociology, Spanish language, social services, . . .
Science61biology, chemistry, physics, geology
Therapy and Counselling29psychology
Education and Teaching27elementary school teaching
Business and Management16business management
Fine Arts14fine arts, art history and criticism
Mathematics12mathematics, statistics
Computer Science and Engineering9computer science
Drama and Performing Arts3drama
Religion and Philosophy2philosophy

Contact: University of Minnesota Morris

University of Minnesota Morris

309 Behmler Hall

Morris, MN 56267

General Phone: (320) 589-2211

http://www.mrs. umn.edu/

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