Home to several universities and other communities of learning, the West Bank is an integrated urban campus neighborhood. All the amenities of the city, plus a distinctive entertainment district, means that students are a common sight around the neighborhood.


Augsburg College
731 21st Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55454

A private Lutheran, liberal arts 4-year college. The only college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America located in the heart of a large urban area influenced by the context of a vital metropolitan setting, and by an intentionally diverse campus community. Engaging with the city—the neighborhood, with arts and culture, with Fortune 500 companies, and with all it can teach us about our diverse, urban environment.


Barbara Barker Center for Dance at the University of Minnesota
500 S. 21st Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55454

A primary mission at the University of Minnesota is to educate students and audiences about the performing arts and about the social issues and human emotions the arts speak to so powerfully. Committed to creating, producing and studying works of theatre and dance and performing them publicly for diverse audiences drawn from both the University and the community at large.


Cedar Riverside Community School
1610 S. 6th St
Minneapolis, MN 55454
(612) 339-5767

The mission of Cedar Riverside Community School is to prepare children to become knowledgeable, responsible, and service-minded citizens. The academic program, in collaboration with neighborhood non-profit community organizations, is designed with this end in mind.


College Of St. Catherine – Minneapolis Campus
601 25th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55454

A multifaceted Catholic institution in St. Paul, Minnesota, providing undergraduate programs in liberal arts and professional programs for women. The Minneapolis campus specializes in associate degree and certificate programs for both women and men just off of Interstate 94, east of downtown Minneapolis, near Fairview-University Medical Center’s Riverside Campus.


Dar Al-Hijrah Riverside Islamic Center & Islamic Civic Society of America
504 Cedar Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55454

An Islamic cultural center and mosque serving the local and national community. The Islamic Civic Society of America (ICSA) demonstrates the compatibility between Islamic and Civic principles in a democratic society with membership services. Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque offers Islamic study classes, five daily prayers, Friday prayers, eid prayers, Ramadan nightly prayers, and many more spiritual service programs.


University of Minnesota
100 Church St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

The University of Minnesota is one of the most comprehensive public universities in the world. It is both the state’s land-grant university and its flagship research institution. Focused on becoming one of the top three public research universities in the world, the U of M offers 143 different degree programs and thousands of engaging, challenging courses. Its West Bank campus is home to most social sciences and the arts, in addition to arts venues Rarig Center, Ted Mann, the Nash Gallery, and Barbara Barker Center for Dance.


West Bank School of Music
1813 S. 6th St
Minneapolis, MN 55454

The first music school in Minneapolis founded specifically to address the need for music education in popular and roots music styles like blues, jazz, folk, rock and roll, R & B, Celtic, and country. A gathering place for acclaimed folk and roots artists of the 1970s such as Bonnie Raitt, Spider John Koerner, Willie Murphy, and Dave Ray who came here to jam and socialize. Free public concerts, workshops, demonstrations, and school and community outreach programs.