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College of Liberal Arts

We’re a liberal arts college in a top-ranked research university, located in the heart of the Twin Cities business and non-profit communities, driven by a purpose to do the most good we can for others.

National Dean Search

The University of Minnesota is conducting a national search for the next dean of the College of Liberal Arts.

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Diverse Interests, Common Mission

With a major for every interest and faculty ready to inspire your thinking, the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities is your opportunity to move beyond what you know. And to discover what you don't.

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The Liberal Arts Advantage

A liberal arts education never stops being relevant to today — or to tomorrow!

The 10 Core Competencies students develop in CLA are learning outcomes that prepare them to thrive in their career and in life, even during uncertain and dynamic times. CLA specializes in making sure every student knows exactly why their core competencies are so attractive to employers.

It's what makes CLA a national leader in career readiness for liberal arts students.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

RIGS Research Circle

CLA is a destination for curious, compassionate individuals who are committed to making our increasingly interdependent and diverse global community work for everyone.

Read more about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in CLA

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