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%*)
30,734 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

30 Jewish Students (0.2%*)
16,167 Students
*Percent of population

Jewish Experience

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

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 $13,532
  • Tuition Out-of-State $32,096
  • Out-of-State/Int’l 29% / 6%
  • Greek Life Yes

Related Scholarships

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

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.

University of Minnesota

Goldenberg Prize for Outstanding Essays in Jewish Studies

Graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Minnesota are invited to submit a research paper in the field of Jewish studies. The paper may investigate any time period, from antiquity to the present day. Students must be enrolled full-time. All applicants must be in high academic standing.

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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1521 University Avenue Southeast
Minneapolis MN 55414 US
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612-379-4026
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