Private 4 Year

Cleveland Institute of Music

Cleveland, Ohio

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Cleveland Institute of Music overview
Location Cleveland, Ohio
Online cim.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Cleveland Institute of Music overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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The Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM), located in the University Circle of Cleveland, Ohio, is a prestigious independent conservatory renowned for classical music education. The campus is characterized by modern and traditional architecture, providing a focused environment for conservatory life near the cultural hub of a major metropolitan area. Founded in 1920, CIM has established a historical legacy of rigorous musical training. It offers a range of programs from bachelor's to doctoral degrees, with particular emphasis on orchestral instruments, composition, conducting, and voice. The institute prides itself on a highly selective admissions process, catering to a small population of dedicated and exceptional musicians. While not known for athletics, CIM boasts facilities for on-campus living and provides students with access to a multitude of resources within Cleveland's rich arts scene. Popular majors include instrumental performance and music theory, and students often gain performance experience in the institution's renowned ensembles.

In the most recent statistical year 378 prospective students applied, and 137 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 41 enrolled in the school.  337 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 4 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $40,000 plus fees of $2,370.












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Applications Accepted

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Applications Due Dec 1, 2023
Applicant Competition High
Application Fee $110

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Cleveland Institute of Music
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$600
Other Fees$2,370
Room and Board $13,300
Budget for Other Expenses$2,573
Total One Year Cost$58,843

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$45,200 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

67% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Cleveland Institute of Music students
Subject Percent of Class
Visual and Performing Arts 100%

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