CLA: the big picture
- 15,000 CLA educates about 15,000 undergraduates every year --more than any other Minnesota college, public or private, and about half of all students on the U's Twin Cities campus
- Two-thirds of CLA programs are ranked among the Top 25 in the nation (National Research Council).
- World-renowned Faculty teach and engage students in scholarly research.
- CLA offers 73 majors and 73 minors in the social sciences, arts, and humanities, plus the option of an individually designed major.
- Instruction is offered in more than 30 languages.
- Some 2,200 different undergraduate courses are offered each year.
- More than 50 freshman seminars are offered annually.
- The University houses its service learning program in CLA; it is one of the best in the nation (U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges 2010 List).
- 80% of recent U of M graduates work in Minnesota
- 7% are international students, who introduce perspectives from around the world to CLA classrooms.
- More than 20% are students of color.
- 25% study abroad; the University is a national study-abroad leader.
- 2/3 come from Minnesota.
- 36% rank in the top 10% of their high school class.
- $22,000 The cost of annual room, board, tuition, and books for Minnesota residents.
- To earn that much money a student earning the minimum wage would have to work about 69 hours per a week, year-round.