The Art Institutes International Minnesota: Narrative Description
THE ART INSTITUTES INTERNATIONAL MINNESOTA O-8
15 South 9th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55402-3137
Tel: (612)332-3361; 800-777-3643; Admissions: (612)332-3361; Fax: (612)332-3934; Web Site: http://www.aim.artinstitutes.edu/
Description: Proprietary, primarily 2-year, specialized, coed. Part of The Art Institute. Awards certificates, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 1,162. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 680 applied, 51% were admitted. Students come from 35 states and territories, 8 other countries, 6% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 33% 25 or older, 13% live on campus. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: visual/performing arts. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships.
Entrance Requirements: Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, interview, Thurston Mental Alertness Test. Recommended: ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.
Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Tuition: $16,128 full-time, $336 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to course load, degree level, and program. Part-time tuition varies according to course load, degree level, and program. College room only: $6550. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.
Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Social organizations: 8 open to all. Most popular organizations: Siggraph, AIGA, ASID, ACF Jr., GSA. Major annual events: Summerfest Carnival, Adobe Design Competition, Thanksgiving Dinner. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: security personnel during hours of operation. 200 college housing spaces available; 10 were occupied in 2002-03. Option: coed housing available. Learning Resource Center with 1,450 books, 25 serials, and a Web page. 75 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.