Curtis Institute of Music Admissions

Costs, Financial Aid, Graduation Rates & More

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Curtis Institute of Music on 18th and Lombard in Philadelphia
Curtis Institute of Music on 18th and Lombard in Philadelphia. Alsandro / Wikimedia Commons

Curtis Institute of Music Admissions Overview:

As a specialized music school, and because of its caliber of education, Curtis is a very selective school, with an acceptance rate of just 4%. Interested students will first need to submit an application, with SAT or ACT scores, and a high school transcript. After the application is accepted, students will need to schedule an audition with the school--live auditions are required, and students cannot send in an audio or video audition instead.

Please be sure to check out the school's website for detailed information and to contact the admissions office with any questions.

Admissions Data (2016):

Curtis Institute of Music Description:

The Curtis Institute of Music, established in 1924, is one of the most selective and renowned music colleges in the country. It easily made our list of the 10 top music schools in the U.S. Located in the heart of Philadelphia's art district, the Institute is surrounded by theaters, concert halls, museums, and arts academies. The state-of-the-art facilities provide a professional yet comfortable environment for students to learn, rehearse, and reside.

 

With a student faculty ratio of 2 to 1, students are guaranteed a personalized, custom education at Curtis. Degrees offered include Bachelor of Arts, Masters, and Professional Studies Certificates in Music and Opera. While symphonic training continues to be the Institute's focus, students are also trained as conductors, organists, and vocal artists.

In addition to music classes and lessons, Curtis offers a range of liberal arts courses, cultivating a broad education for its students.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 173 (131 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 53% Male / 47% Female
  • 100% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $2,525
  • Books: $1,707 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,234
  • Other Expenses: $2,772
  • Total Cost: $20,238

Curtis Institute of Music Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 90%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 90%
    • Loans: 33%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $9,131
    • Loans: $3,786

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Music Performance, Voice and Opera, Woodwind Instruments, Stringed Instruments, Brass Instruments, Keyboard Instruments

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 95%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 16%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 23%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 77%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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