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University of Minnesota Morris

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We’re a community of like-minded, yet incredibly unique individuals. Intentionally small. Perpetually curious. Start with world-renowned professors who actually know your name. Add in a wide selection of majors where every student can find something suited to them—or create your own. Dig deeper by joining faculty in research projects, or expand your artist within through creative projects. Explore the world through our nationally recognized study abroad programs.

Morris, Minnesota, is a small city about two and a half hours west of Minneapolis. It’s a peaceful place with a nurturing academic environment and plenty of room for fun. We’ve got 19 NCAA sports teams, 18 intramural leagues, and about 120 clubs and organizations—everything from music and theater to ultimate frisbee and gardening. You’ll find friends who share your passions and interests.

Did we mention our commitment to sustainability? We had one before it was cool to be green. Our students started a composting program, and our wind turbines produce 10 million kilowatt-hours of electricity per year.

Key Programs Offered

  • Biology
  • Environmental Science
  • Computer Science
  • Sustainability Leadership
  • Human Services

Campus Life

Morris is known for its engaged staff and student body, and rich campus life. Campus events and programs bring Morris’s liberal arts mission to life outside the classroom. Students, faculty, and the area community all benefit from high quality arts, lectures, exhibits, athletic competitions, and conferences featuring our own talented students and staff, as well as internationally acclaimed artists, scholars, authors, and visionaries. More than 120 student-led clubs and associations exist, ranging from serious to silly. And don’t forget all the amazing events like Jazz Fest, Zombie Prom, and the Pride of the Prairie Local Foods Dinner.

At a Glance

About University of Minnesota Morris

Two and a half hours outside of Minneapolis is where you’ll find it: the perfect place for your future to grow. At UMN Morris you can become anybody. You can do anything. And when you leave here, you can go anywhere.

  • #1

    Best Public Liberal Arts College

    Voted in the Top Ten 22 times by US News and World Report

  • #1

    Top "Cool School" for Sustainability in Minnesota

  • #1

    One of the world's most environmentally responsible colleges

    The Princeton Review's 2022 Guide to Green Schools

#1 campus in the United States for most renewable electricity generated on campus per student

Morris is a unique location. A diverse and distributed renewable energy platform is a key part of our plans to achieve carbon neutrality. Within a mile of our campus you will find a biomass gasification facility, solar thermal and photovoltaic installations, green buildings, and conservation technologies, all of which contribute to our community goals to reduce our carbon footprint. On average, about 70% of electricity used on campus daily is generated by renewables. But annually, we produce more electricity than we need.

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