Our campus is directly plugged into to not one, but two of the most forward-thinking, creative-driven cities in the country.
WORLD-CLASS MUSIC SCENE
Minneapolis-St. Paul has long been home to a vibrant and diverse music scene, producing pioneers like Bob Dylan, Prince, Hüsker Dü and Atmosphere. Nationally acclaimed independent radio stations, like our neighbors 89.3 The Current, help cultivate an enthusiastic audience that passionately supports local music. From indie rock to avant-garde jazz to alternative hip-hop, students have endless opportunities to cut their teeth at legendary venues and outdoor festivals.
Boasting one of the nation’s top employment rates, the Twin Cities is home to Fortune 500 corporations, a booming tech industry and a strong support system for start-up companies — not to mention numerous advertising agencies and commercial music studios. The region’s robust economic health leads to millions in funding for local music and arts programming, as well as countless career opportunities for music makers, creative professionals and burgeoning entrepreneurs.
QUALITY OF LIFE
As a resident of Minneapolis-St. Paul, you’ll enjoy access to concerts every night of the week, a thriving theater district, renowned orchestras, museums and art galleries, professional sports, endless shopping options and a first-class culinary scene. You’ll also live in one of the safest, cleanest and friendliest urban areas in the country, filled with parks, lakes, rivers, beaches, bike trails, patios, coffee shops and food trucks. Explore everything the Twin Cities has to offer on two wheels — there’s a Nice Ride bike station right on campus — or hop on the Light Rail, which conveniently stops at our doorstep and stretches out across the metro.