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Overview: Institution - Morris

The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMN Morris), is a rigorous, residential undergraduate liberal arts college with a mission distinctive within the University of Minnesota system. While the Morris campus shares the University's mission of teaching, research, and outreach and provides undergraduate students with the resources of the University of Minnesota, it is a small personal school where students can shape their own education. UMN Morris is recognized as one of the best public liberal arts colleges in the nation because of its instructional excellence, commitment to research, numerous extracurricular programs and services, and strong sense of community. The campus serves undergraduate students from Minnesota and across the nation and is a highly valued educational resource and cultural center for residents of west central Minnesota. UMN Morris attracts and serves a student body, faculty, and staff reflective of our multicultural society. The college empowers the campus community to participate fully and thoughtfully in a diverse society—regionally, nationally, and globally.

The campus mission states: The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMN Morris) provides a rigorous undergraduate liberal arts education, preparing its students to be global citizens who value and pursue intellectual growth, civic engagement, intercultural competence, and environmental stewardship.