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University of Minnesota Morris

Morris, MN

About This Campus

As an intentionally small, residential, liberal arts school, the University of Minnesota, Morris: - offers a personalized education for every student - unites an eclectic mix of faculty, staff, and students generating a one-of-a-kind synergy inspiring open-mindedness, involvement, discovery, creativity, and determination - nurtures enthusiastic students seeking challenges in the classroom and engagement in the community - supports dedicated faculty who teach, advise, mentor, and challenge students—then guide them through those challenges - maintains academic resources that nurture and support successful college experiences - creates opportunities in and out of the classroom for student growth in critical thinking, creativity, confidence, leadership ability, teamwork capability, communication skills, and community involvement - celebrates diversity in its many forms - COPLAC membership

Location Information

Morris is a thriving rural community with approximately 5,000 citizens, located in west-central Minnesota. Our scenic city is a welcoming place for visitors, as well as people looking to make Morris their home.

Helpful Information

Morris is a student-centered experience that helps students build community. Morris has a focus on renewable and sustainable lifestyles. As a campus, Morris is off the grid one-third of the year. Students at Morris are highly engaged in research and enrichment opportunities. Morris is a place where we are asking and answering the big questions!

2021/2022 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

2022/2023 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | Morris
Population | 5,200
Enrollment | 1,896
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home & Host
Term Dates
Fall | 08/2-12/15
Spring | 01/15-05/11

Campus Diversity

1st Nation/Native | 16%
Asian | 12%
Black | 3%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Hispanic/Latino | 2%
Two or more | 0%
White | 66%
Other | 1%
International | 0%


  • Campus Catalog
  • Priority: According to class standing
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Closed Programs
Elementary and Secondary Education.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Chemistry - All Morris chemistry and biochemistry courses are taught by faculty who have the highest degree in their field of specialization and who are actively involved in research with undergraduate students. Morris chemistry faculty works closely with students. In fact, students who seek individual attention are welcome to drop by their professors' offices to get help with coursework and career advice, or just to chat. The Morris campus chemistry discipline is also certified by the American Chemical Society. Approximately two-thirds of Morris chemistry and biochemistry graduates pursue post-graduate studies in graduate or professional school.
  • Studio Art - You become part of a close-knit community of studio art students and faculty, where your creative energies can flourish and be supported. Our professors are just not teachers but working artists active in their distinctive fields. We provide spacious studios in an award winning building along with an outdoor wood kiln. Our classes are small and intense; professors truly get to know their students and students get to know their professor.
  • Computer Science - At Morris, students focus on the core of computer science such as algorithm development, software design, and hardware principles The University of Minnesota, Morris computer science program combines a strong theoretical basis with extensive hands-on experience to develop long-term concepts and skills—preparing Morris graduates for the ever-changing computer science field.
  • African American Studies - In addition to academic pursuits, Morris has active student groups. The Black Student Union and Women of Color Association provide opportunities for students to gather and share ideas. The Multicultural Student Leadership Retreat is an annual event for students, faculty, and staff to discuss diversity issues and effect positive change on campus.
  • Environmental Studies

Unique Academic Programs

  • American Indian Studies
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Medieval/Renaissance Studies
  • African American Studies
  • Creative Writing

Honors Access: Yes
Study Abroad Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

  • African American Studies
  • Animation and Special Effects
  • Anthropology
  • Art History
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Business Management
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Creative Writing
  • Economics
  • English
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Epidemiology
  • French
  • Geology
  • German
  • History
  • Latin American Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Medieval/Renaissance Studies
  • Merchandising and Buying Operations
  • Music
  • Native American/American Indian Studies
  • Performance and Directing
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Sports Management/Administration
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art
  • Sustainable Resource Management
  • Theater Arts/Drama/Acting
  • Women and Gender Studies


GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 550.00 paper, 213.00 computer or 79.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.00
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 07/30/21

  • Campus Budget
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Estimated cost: $6789.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Host Payment students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: None.
  • Home Payment: None.

Financial Aid - Host Payment
For Host Payment U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Host Payment applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 002389

Financial Aid - Home Payment
For eligible Home Payment students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Financial Aid - Canada
Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $50 Year Host & Home Mandatory
Parking Fee $130 Year Host & Home Optional

Important Notes: All incoming students must have health insurance. They are not required to purchase the university plan, but if they do not, they must provide proof of insurance.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 07/30/21

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 46% living on campus
  • Double: $20500
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $1770.00
  • Proximity to campus: 1
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Meal Plans
  • Campus Meal Plans
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $2200 declining balance plan.
Notes About Meal Plans
The University of Minnesota, Morris has three meals plans, all costing 2200.00. Students can choose unlimited dining hall meals, 240 meals + 50 dining dollars or 150 meals + 250 dining dollars. Students living the the on-campus apartments or off-campus housing may purchase a meal plan consisting of 50 meals + 200 Dining Dollars for $848.00. Dining dollars can be used in an on-campus cafe and the on-campus convenience store.


Figures per Semester are current as of 07/30/21

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $1050 Year Home & Host Optional

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $999 per semester.


  • Immunization before residence hall move in
  • Health / accident insurance
  • Immunization: DTap (diptheria, tetanus, pertussis)
  • Immunization: MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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