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Future Undergrads

Join us and get a career-relevant liberal arts education at a Big10 university in a major city!

Come seize your Liberal Arts Advantage.
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CLA's Core Career Competencies

Your Liberal Arts Advantage: Career Readiness

No matter which major you choose in CLA, your liberal arts degree gives you all 10 of these Core Career Competencies that employers and alumni tell us matter most.

Only a liberal arts degree gives you this much adaptability to propel your career in any field and thrive during changing times.

Career Readiness

Why You Should Choose CLA

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Want to know what student life is like in CLA? Email us and request a conversation with a current CLA student!

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Transferring Into CLA

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About 1 out of 3 undergraduates in the College of Liberal Arts transferred in — because we welcome transfer students!

Whatever your situation, it is never too early to begin the degree planning process. Understanding how courses taken at your current institution might apply towards major requirements in CLA is an important step in your planning.

CLA's Transfer Advising team is here to assist you as you think about transferring to the U of M. 

Admitted? Congrats!

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Welcome to the CLA family! You will need to do a few things to get started as a new student at CLA — and we are here to help! Confirm that you accept our offer of admission, then you can start to prepare for Orientation.

Meanwhile, our CLA recruitment team can connect you with CLA faculty and current students, provide additional information about our different majors and academic experiences, and share how a CLA degree gives you an advantage after you graduate.


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