240 Williamson Hall (East Bank, Minneapolis campus)
612-625-2008 or 1-800-752-1000
The College of Liberal Arts (CLA) provides outstanding education for successful lives and careers. CLA graduates are leaders across a broad spectrum of human endeavors, in fields such as law, medicine, government, business, education, public relations and marketing, the arts, and international relations. CLA students may choose from more than 60 majors in the social sciences, arts, humanities, and natural sciences, and enhance their career preparation with internships in a wide range of organizations.
Many CLA departments rank among the best in the nation, with nationally recognized faculty bringing to their students the leading-edge knowledge of their disciplines, as well as a commitment to teaching that has earned them many teaching awards. Students who seek more flexibility may create innovative interdisciplinary programs--for example, combining economics, a language, geography, political science, speech-communication, and global studies to prepare for a career in international business.
Degree options: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Bachelor of Music (B.M.), Bachelor of Individualized Studies (B.I.S.)
|Spring semester 2018||All Majors||Priority: October 1
Final: December 1
|Fall semester 2018||All Majors||Priority: February 1
Final: June 1
Students are considered for admission based on an individual review of their application, including key factors such as grade point average, grade trends, prerequisite or major course grades and completion patterns, high school grades, ACT or SAT scores, and residency status.
Priority admission consideration is given to applicants who intend to graduate from CLA. Applicants who meet this condition and who have completed at least 26 semester credits of transferable college coursework at the time of application will be considered for admission based on their college academic record. High school graduates who have completed less than a full year of college coursework at the time of application will be considered for admission using a combination of transfer and freshman admission criteria. View the student profile of admitted freshmen applicants.
Most majors offer admission for any student admitted to CLA. Some majors have additional admission requirements which must be completed after enrollment in CLA: Art BFA, Computer Science, Journalism, and Mass Communication. Students applying to majors in Music, Dance, and Acting will have to pass an audition in order to be admitted to their intended major. Some majors are more competitive and may require higher grades and specific courses for admission. For details, review the online Undergraduate Catalog.
Students in the following categories are considered for admission to CLA on a space-available basis:
|Number of Admitted Students for Fall 2017:||1,849|
|Fall 2017 Average Transfer GPA:||3.35|
|Transfer GPA range distribution:||4.0-3.5||42%|
CLA information sessions for prospective transfer students are offered Thursday at 10:30 a.m. and Friday at 2:30 p.m. in 240 Williamson Hall. Your visit will kick off with an overview of the transfer admissions process in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota. Then you'll explore programs, college-to-career programming, and benefits of the College of Liberal Arts. There will be an optional tour following the information session.
Schedule a campus tour online or call the VISITLINE at 612-625-0000 or 1-800-752-1000 (toll-free).
If you are unable to attend a CLA campus visit, please contact the Office of Admissions and ask to speak with a CLA transfer admissions counselor. A transfer admissions counselor can answer your questions or arrange for another time to meet with you.