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Curtis Institute of Music

Curtis Institute of Music is college with 122 students located in Philadelphia, PA.

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Overview

Overview

Curtis Institute of Music says

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. A busy schedule of performances is at the heart of Curtis's distinctive "learn by doing" approach, which has produced an impressive number of notable artists since the school's founding in Philadelphia in 1924.

Grounded in this rich heritage, Curtis is looking to the future in a flexible and forward-thinking way, evolving strategically to serve its time-honored mission.

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Student Life

Student Life

Student Body

Total Undergraduates 122
Gender 53% Male / 47% Female
Geography 10% In State / 90% Out of State / 32% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 10% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 42%
International 33%
Hispanic/Latino 2%
Black or African American 3%
Asian 21%

Housing

Campus housing is available for undergraduates. No cars. No pets.

50% of students live on-campus.

88% of freshman live on-campus.

  • Apartments for Single Students
  • Coed Dorms
  • Housing Offered

Activities

  • Government or Political Activity
  • Music Ensembles
  • Opera
  • Symphony Orchestra

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: remedial instruction study skills assistance tutoring
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries, student center computer repair service available on campus wireless network available dorms wired for access to campus-wide network
  • Counseling Services: career counseling personal counseling veteran's counselor alcohol/substance abuse counseling financial aid counseling health services women's services
  • Facilities: more than 82,000 titles in audiovisual materials, sheet music, and books
  • Special Needs Services: wheelchair accessibility partial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): double major english as a second language (esl) independent study
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Music Performance (96%), Music Theory and Composition (3%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that generally prepares individuals to master musical instruments and performing art as solo and/or ensemble performers. Includes instruction on one or more specific instruments from various instrumental groupings.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Music Directors and Composers
Conduct, direct, plan, and lead instrumental or vocal performances by musical groups, such as orchestras, bands, choirs, and glee clubs. Includes arrangers, composers, choral directors, and orchestrators.
Musicians and Singers
Play one or more musical instruments or sing. May perform on stage, for on-air broadcasting, or for sound or video recording.

A program that focuses on the study of the principles of sound manipulation as applied to the creation of music, and the techniques of creating and arranging music. Includes instruction in aural theory, melody, counterpoint, complex harmony, modulation, chromatics, improvisation, progressions, musical writing, instrumentation, orchestration, electronic and computer applications, studies of specific musical styles, and development of original creative ability.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Music Directors and Composers
Conduct, direct, plan, and lead instrumental or vocal performances by musical groups, such as orchestras, bands, choirs, and glee clubs. Includes arrangers, composers, choral directors, and orchestrators.

Administration & Faculty

President Roberto Diaz
Accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Full-time Faculty 2
Student : Faculty Ratio 2 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 50 : 50
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 4.8% accepted of 289 applications

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Talent Ability

Important: Recommendations

Also Considered: Work Experience, Rigor Of Secondary School Record, Standardized Test Scores, Academic GPA, Application Essay, Character Personal Qualities, Class Rank, Extracurricular Activities

Other Application Information: All SAT Scores Required for Review SAT

Deadlines

December

17

Regular Decision

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $2,584 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $370
$30K-$48K $8,061
$48K-$75K $-9,447

Students Receiving Aid

56% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 53% $3,103
Federal Scholarships/Grants 10% $4,717
Institutional Grants 57% $13,387
Other Loans 17% $3,500
Pell Grants 10% $4,717
Student Loans 60% $3,731

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

38% of students graduated on time.

100% of students graduated in six years.

89% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Rankings

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#222 The Best and Worst College Cities and Towns in America
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