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Curtis Institute of Music is a private institution that was founded in 1924. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 123, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 2 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its tuition and fees are $2,350 (2012-13).
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The Curtis Institute of Music educates and trains exceptionally gifted young musicians for careers as performing artists on the highest professional level. One of the world's leading conservatories, Curtis is highly selective, with an enrollment of about 165. In this intimate environment, students receive personalized attention from a celebrated faculty, including a high proportion of eminent performing musicians who connect students to life as a successful professional musician today. Curtis's ninety-member faculty also includes highly credentialed instructors in musical studies, liberal arts, and career studies.
Admissions to the Curtis Institute of Music are based on artistic promise alone. Enrollment is limited to the number of musicians needed for a symphony orchestra, opera department, and select programs in piano, composition, conducting, organ, and harpsichord. Curtis provides full-tuition scholarships to all of its students. The student body is international and multicultural, and there is no minimum or maximum age to audition. Curtis's high standard for entry ensures that students rehearse and perform alongside musical peers.
A busy schedule of performances is at the heart of Curtis's distinctive "learn by doing" approach. Since the school's founding in 1924, this philosophy has produced an impressive number of notable artists, from such legends as Leonard Bernstein and Samuel Barber to current stars Juan Diego Florez, Alan Gilbert, Hilary Hahn, Jennifer Higdon, and Lang Lang. Curtis students offer a total of more than 150 public performances each season.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Curtis Institute of Music, it's important to note the application deadline is December 12. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due June 1. The application fee at Curtis Institute of Music is $150. It has an an acceptance rate of 3.2 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||3.2%|
|Application deadline||December 12|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||June 1|
The most popular majors at Curtis Institute of Music include: Music Performance, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 96.5 percent.
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Curtis Institute of Music has a total undergraduate enrollment of 123, with a gender distribution of 52.0 percent male students and 48.0 percent female students.
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Campus Info & Services
Curtis Institute of Music offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Curtis Institute of Music also offers campus safety and security services like late night transport/escort service and 24-hour emergency telephones. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Curtis Institute of Music.
|Students who have cars on campus||0%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Curtis Institute of Music, 59.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $12,920.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$2,350 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$13,660 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data