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National Rankings

How does the University of Minnesota, Morris measure up?

To get an unbiased opinion and see how Morris compares to other colleges and universities, take a look at some of our recent national rankings:

U.S. News and World Report

  • A “Top Public Liberal Arts College” for the 18th consecutive year
  • Also listed on “A-Plus School for B Students,” "Most International Students," and "High School Counselor Rankings for liberal arts colleges"

Washington Monthly

  • #114 among national liberal arts colleges
  • #141 “Best Bang for the Buck- Midwest” schools

Sierra Club

  • A Top 30 “Cool School” for sustainability initiatives
  • Ranked 28th in the nation and 1st in the state


  • One of the 10 most-improved colleges of 2016
  • Jumped from #566 in 2015 to #232 in 2016

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

  • One of “300 Best College Values of 2017”    
  • #87 spot of 100 best values in public colleges for in-state students
    • #41 for out-of-state students
    • #164 among all colleges

Colleges of Distinction

  • One of four Minnesota schools—and the state’s only public institution—included in 2016


  • One of “America’s Top Colleges”

Fiske Guide to Colleges

  • One of the “best and most interesting” schools in the US, Canada, and Great Britain

Winds of Change

  • One of the Top 200 Colleges for American Indians    
    • American Indian students comprise 18 percent of the Morris student body
    • Highest percentage of American Indian students in the University of Minnesota system