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CLA prepares students to be independent and original thinkers and innovators in their chosen fields, to create meaning in their lives and in their life’s work, and to become productive citizens and leaders in their communities and the world.

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You Belong Here!

As the largest and most diverse of the Twin Cities colleges, the College of Liberal Arts is the heart and soul of the University of Minnesota. Home to the arts, humanities, social sciences, and so much more, CLA is where you ask the big questions and find answers that will change the world.

About the College of Liberal Arts

At the College of Liberal Arts (CLA), you will grow into a creative problem solver, a dynamic innovator, an ethical leader, and an active citizen. You’ll emerge ready for a successful career across any number of industries. Our individualized academic advising and career counseling will help you make the most of your time on campus and help you hit the ground running upon graduation.

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Future Students

CLA prizes adaptability, creativity, fearless inquiry, and empathy. Are you ready to join independentand original thinkers, innovators in their chosen fields, makers of meaning in their life and life's work, and engaged citizens who are leaders in their communities and the world?

Graduate Students

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The College of Liberal Arts has more than 200 master's and doctoral degree offerings. We are committed to enhancing diversity among CLA graduate students and providing access to the academic, financial, and service resources paramount to success.

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Transferring to CLA

We are committed to your successful transition into the College of Liberal Arts. Our CLA Transfer Advising team is here to help you clarify your goals, determine the best timeto transfer, see how your credits will transfer, and get answers to your questions.

The Liberal Arts Advantage

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Meet CLA’s Student Ambassadors

The CLA Ambassadors are a group of undergraduate student leaders who show by example what can be accomplished in the College of Liberal Arts. They meet with prospective students to share about what it’s really like to be a CLA student.