The Art Institutes International Minnesota

15 S 9th Street Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
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College History

Petrena Lowthian founded The Art Institutes International Minnesota in 1964. The school's original name was Lowthian College. The college was subsequently acquired by The Art Institutes in 1997. Its president is Dr. Jeffrey S. Allen, and the school's dean is Dr. Susan Tarnowski. It is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. There are two campuses located in downtown Minneapolis. The Art Institutes has more than 40 locations across North America. The school's colors are black and red. Its values are integrity, innovation and creativity, diversity, quality, life-long learning, and social and civic responsibility.

The Art Institutes International Minnesota is intended for students interested in studying art, animation, interior design, multimedia or the culinary arts. Programs are offered in design, media, applied management and the culinary arts. Certificates and associate’s and bachelor’s degrees are awarded by the school.

The Art Institutes International Minnesota offers small class sizes and personalized attention to its more than 2,000 students. Services offered by The Art Institutes International Minnesota include tutoring and academic, financial aid and employment advising. Student housing is also available. Graduates from The Art Institutes have gone on to work for companies that include AT&T, Nordstrom and Fox Entertainment Group.

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Student Life

Total Enrollment: 2,162

Institution Size: 1,000 - 4,999

Campus Setting: Urban Urban

Religious Affiliation: Not applicable

Highest Degree Offered: Bachelors

School Calendar Type: Quarter


Admissions Information

Total Undergrad Enrollment: 2,162

Total Grad Enrollment: 0

Admissions Requirements:
High School GPA
Test Scores

Accepted Credit:
Life Experience
Advanced Placement



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