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Established in 1868, the College of Liberal Arts supports the University of Minnesota's land-grant mission as home to disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. With departments throughout the Minneapolis campus, it is the largest college and home to 15,864 students (13,988 undergraduate and 1,692 graduate students).


About Our Faculty

  • CLA has 512 tenured and tenure-track faculty
  • 19% of CLA's tenured and tenure-track faculty are faculty of color; up from 17% in 2007
  • 42% of CLA's tenured and tenure-track faculty are women; compared to 39% in 2007
  • CLA faculty have received numerous nationally recognized awards in many fields.

Students at a Glance

Undergraduate student enrollment 13,988
Graduate student enrollment 1,702
Number of undergraduate degrees awarded in 2011-12 3,490
Number of graduate degrees awarded in 2012-13 343
Students of color 19%
Minnesota residents 62%
Wisconsin residents 17%
International students 6%

About the Class of 2017

26,575 students applied for 2,450 undergraduate seats in CLA's class of 2017. Of the students who were admitted:

  • 72% graduated in the top 25% of their high school class
  • 31% ranked in the top 10% of their high school class
  • 19% are students of color
  • 59% are women
  • 65% are Minnesota residents
  • 14% are Wisconsin residents
  • 6% are international students
  • 27.1 is the average ACT score; 40% scored 28 or higher

Graduating and Retaining Students

Fall 2012 freshmen who returned to CLA for their sophomore year in fall 2013 88.5%
Students in the class of 2017 who took a full course load in fall 2013 and are on track to graduate in 4 years 99.9%
CLA students who take more than 12 credits per semester (up from 72.3% in 1996) 92.2%

Gifts to CLA for FY 2012-13

Donors Dollars
5,442 $10,694,229
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