University of Minnesota Morris: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

University of Minnesota Morris

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The University of Minnesota Morris is a public liberal arts college with an acceptance rate of 63%. Founded in 1860, UMN Morris is one of the five campuses in the University of Minnesota System. Morris is a town of about 5,000 located on the western side of the state. Students can choose from over 35 majors, and they enjoy the close relationships with faculty that come with a 13-to-1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 16. On the athletic front, the Morris Cougars compete in the NCAA Division III Upper Midwest Athletic Conference.

Considering applying to University of Minnesota Morris? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, UMN Morris had an acceptance rate of 63%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 63 students were admitted, making University of Minnesota Morris' admissions process competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 3,139
Percent Admitted 63%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 19%

SAT Scores and Requirements

University of Minnesota Morris requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 6% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 530 660
Math 550 690
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of UMN Morris' admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to University of Minnesota Morris scored between 530 and 660, while 25% scored below 530 and 25% scored above 660. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 550 and 690, while 25% scored below 550 and 25% scored above 690. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1350 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at University of Minnesota Morris.

Requirements

Note that University of Minnesota Morris does not superscore SAT results; your highest composite SAT score will be considered. While UMN Morris does not require the SAT writing section, the admissions office will consider the writing results in the review process.

ACT Scores and Requirements

University of Minnesota Morris requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 95% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 20 27
Math 21 27
Composite 22 27

This admissions data tells us that most of UMN Morris' admitted students fall within the top 37% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to University of Minnesota Morris received a composite ACT score between 22 and 27, while 25% scored above 27 and 25% scored below 22.

Requirements

Note that University of Minnesota Morris does not superscore ACT results; your highest composite ACT score will be considered. While UMN Morris does not require the ACT writing section, the admissions office will consider your writing results in the review process.

GPA

University of Minnesota Morris does not provide data about admitted students' high school GPAs.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

University of Minnesota Morris Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
University of Minnesota Morris Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to University of Minnesota Morris. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

The University of Minnesota Morris, which accepts fewer than two-thirds of applicants, has a somewhat selective admissions process. However, UMN Morris has a holistic admissions process involving factors beyond grades and test scores. The admissions office is looking for applicants who have completed a college preparatory curriculum that includes four years of English and math (including algebra and geometry); three years of science and social studies; and two years of a single foreign language. Rigorous coursework, including Advanced Placement, IB, Honors, and Dual Enrollment classes, can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and glowing letters of recommendation. UMN also gives consideration to the personal interview and the SAT or ACT writing sample in the review process.

In the scattergram above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. You can see that most successful applicants had "B" or higher averages, and the great majority had grades of "B+" or better. Standardized test scores also tended to be above average: nearly all admitted students had SAT scores of about 1000 or higher, and ACT composite scores of 20 or above.

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