Cleveland Institute of Music: Narrative Description

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11021 East Blvd.
Cleveland, OH 44106-1776
Tel: (216)791-5000
Admissions: (216)795-3107
Fax: (216)791-1530
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1920. Setting: 488-acre urban campus. Endowment: $24 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $16,700 per student. Total enrollment: 423. Faculty: 105 (33 full-time, 72 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 7:1. 481 applied, 26% were admitted. Full-time: 229 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 41 states and territories, 16 other countries, 72% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 1% black, 8% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 11% international, 2% 25 or older, 40% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 96% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: visual/performing arts. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Case Western Reserve University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, audition. Recommended: interview. Placement: SAT or ACT required. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadline: 12/1. Notification: 4/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $100. Comprehensive fee: $33,761 includes full-time tuition ($24,054), mandatory fees ($1047), and college room and board ($8660). College room only: $4710. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $1002 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $640 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 100 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. Cleveland Institute of Music Library with 50,924 books, 115 serials, 22,312 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $262,000. 25 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Case Western Reserve University.

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