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Princeton Review applauds UMM

Posted by Judy Riley on Wednesday, Apr. 25, 2007

The University of Minnesota, Morris is again named one of the “Top 10 Best Value Public Colleges” by The Princeton Review. Listed among the most academically outstanding colleges in the nation, the University's Morris campus is designated as one of the best overall bargains based on cost and financial aid. UMM is also among only 163 colleges and universities named a Best Midwestern College in the annual ranking. The publication’s goal is “ to identify some of the colleges and universities that we feel stand out within each region.”

"UMM is an outstanding choice because it uniquely combines the power of a research university with the advantages of a small liberal arts college - truly one of the best educational opportunities available,” said James Morales, associate vice chancellor for enrollment. “UMM students receive a well-balanced education, real-world exposure through internships, study abroad opportunities, rich leadership options and other hands-on student life experiences designed to lead to a productive life and career."

The annual publication, "America's Best Value Colleges," profiled UMM among the following top-rated institutions: New College of Florida, Truman State University, University of North Carolina-Asheville, University of Virginia, University of California-Berkeley, University of California-San Diego, University of California-Santa Cruz, University of Wisconsin-Madison and St. Mary's College of Maryland.

"I am forever grateful for my education at UMM,” said Eagan Heath, a junior from Idaho Falls, Idaho and 2007 Truman Scholar. “I can't think of a better choice for cost-conscious students who are looking to work closely with tenured professors, lead an organization, earn a well-rounded education or meet many people from a wide variety of backgrounds. The personal touch is the element that makes Morris what it is."

UMM has consistently received high marks in national publications for academic excellence and best value. In 2006, UMM was named one of the Best Buys in College Education, according to Barron's Ninth Edition. UMM is ranked in the list of five top public liberal arts colleges in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine ranks UMM ninth among top schools in a list of 100 best values among public higher education institutions. UMM was the only Minnesota university to make Kiplinger’s list.

For a full list of colleges included in The Princeton Review book, visit PrincetonReview.