Cleveland Institute of Music

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11021 East Boulevard

Cleveland, OH 44139

Phone: (216) 791-5000
2012-2013 Tuition
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Dec. 1
application deadline

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Cleveland Institute of Music is a private institution that was founded in 1920. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 256 and its setting is urban. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its tuition and fees are $43,580 (2012-13).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

The mission of the Cleveland Institute of Music is to cultivate new generations of young musicians through an immersive and creative educational process, guiding the most musically talented individuals as rapidly as possible towards fulfilling careers that engage diverse and global audiences, stimulating the understanding and love of music throughout the world. The Cleveland Institute of Music provides exceptionally talented students from around the world an outstanding, thoroughly professional education in the art of music performance and related musical disciplines.

The Institute embraces the legacy of the past and promotes the continuing evolution of music within a supportive and nurturing environment. CIM also provides rigorous training in a Young Artist Program for gifted pre-college musicians in addition to broad offerings to music students of all ages through the Institute's Preparatory and Continuing Education Division, serving as a resource for the community with training for individuals of all ages and abilities.

A guiding principle at the Institute maintains that a liberal arts education contributes to a broad, humanistic perspective and is a vital component of the undergraduate curriculum. The distinguished faculty of the Institute aims to develop the full artistic potential of all of its students. Through performance and teaching, the faculty and administration are dedicated to passing along their knowledge and love for this great art and to providing the bridge to an exciting and fulfilling career.

By participating in the Joint Music Program with Case Western Reserve University, CIM offers a well-rounded liberal arts education to Conservatory students. CIM graduates play important musical roles as composers producing meaningful new repertoire, as eminent instrumental and vocal soloists, as world-renowned chamber musicians and as members of premier orchestras around the globe. More than half of the musicians of The Cleveland Orchestra are connected to CIM as members of the faculty, alumni or both.

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School type private, coed college
Year founded 1920
Religious affiliation N/A
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2012 Endowment N/A


When applying to Cleveland Institute of Music, it's important to note the application deadline is December 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due December 1. The application fee at Cleveland Institute of Music is $110. It has an an acceptance rate of 37.9 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

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Fall 2012 acceptance rate 37.9%
Application deadline December 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by December 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Cleveland Institute of Music is 7:1.

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Student-faculty ratio 7:1
4-year graduation rate 58%
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Student Life

Cleveland Institute of Music has a total undergraduate enrollment of 256, with a gender distribution of 54.3 percent male students and 45.7 percent female students. At this school, 38 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 62 percent of students live off campus.

Total enrollment 447
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Campus Info & Services

Cleveland Institute of Music offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Cleveland Institute of Music also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Cleveland Institute of Music.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered Yes

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Tuition and fees $43,580 (2012-13)
Room and board $12,198 (2012-13)
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