Explore Minnesota Hillel

There has never been a better time to be a Jewish student at the University of Minnesota. The U, as it is affectionately called, has become one of the top Midwest Universities for Jewish students looking for an active and vibrant Jewish population and strong off-campus community. Each year students have the opportunity to take leadership roles in shaping the U's Jewish community and ensuring that Jewish life at the U is open and accessible to all Jewish students. During the 2019-2020 academic year Minnesota Hillel completed a multi-million dollar renovation of our building on campus, ensuring that students have all the necessities and amenities for top notch extra-curricular gatherings and study space. Minnesota Hillel also serves as a resource for students across the state of Minnesota, no matter what school they are attending.

Undergraduate Enrollment

1,400 Jewish Students (4.6%*)
30,560 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

50 Jewish Students (0.3%*)
15,707 Students
*Percent of population

Jewish Experience

  • Served by Hillel Yes
  • Religious Services Available Yes
  • Hillel Rabbi/Senior Jewish Educator No
  • Kosher Food Available Yes
  • Birthright Israel Participation Yes
  • Alt Break Participation No
  • Jewish Studies Offered Yes
  • Jewish Studies Major or Minor Minor, Major
  • Study Abroad in Israel University approved programs
  • Israel Fellow Yes
  • JLIC Educator No
  • Hillel Mental Health/Wellness Staff No

Campus Climate for Jewish Students

Kosher Dining

Hillel and Chabad on campus offer several meals throughout the school year in addition to kosher options through the University dining service. Our campus now offers supervised-kosher hot meals in the student union building.

Options: University meal plan-no extra cost;Kosher food available nearby

Religious Services

Student led egalitarian service each week, with staff/student led services for holiday celebrations.

Frequency: Friday night only

Additional Campus Information

  • Private/Public Public
  • Acceptance Rate 57%
  • U.S. Region Midwest
  • Commuter/Residential Residential
  • Tuition In-State $14,006
  • Tuition Out-of-State $33,246
  • Out-of-State/Int’l 28% / 6%
  • Greek Life Yes

Related Scholarships

Check out some of the scholarships available for University of Minnesota Jewish undergraduate students.

University of Minnesota

Alpha Iota Scholarship

This scholarship shall be awarded to a graduate student who is a member of the Alpha Epsilon Phi (AEPhi) Alpha Iota Chapter at the University of Minnesota.All applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and will be scored based on academic performance; chapter, campus and community activities and financial need. Applicants for undergraduate scholarships MUST be initiated members who are rising juniors, and seniors. These women must be full-time students for the coming year. Graduate applicants must have completed at least one year of graduate studies prior to applying.

University of Minnesota

Bentson Family Scholarship

The Bentson Family Scholarship is given to students of the Jewish faith. University of Minnesota academic scholarships are highly competitive. Admitted freshmen are considered for these scholarships based on an overall assessment of the application for freshman admission. No separate application is needed.

University of Minnesota

Leon & Ida Finkelstein Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to Minnesota residents, with preference given to children who have lost a parent due to divorce or death. University of Minnesota academic scholarships are highly competitive. Admitted freshmen are considered based on their application for freshman admission. No separate application is needed.

The Hillel College Guide aims to provide you with a snapshot of each local Hillel’s makeup and offerings. We recognize that there may be more information you need in order to better understand the campus reality, particularly around issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. If you would like additional information about a given campus’ offerings or action steps in those areas, please reach out to us at [email protected].

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