The Curtis Institute of Music: Narrative Description

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1726 Locust St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103-6107
Tel: (215)893-5252
Admissions: (215)893-5262
Fax: (215)893-7900
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Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1924. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 160. 787 applied, 5% were admitted. Students come from 24 states and territories, 22 other countries. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program. Off campus study.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, early admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, recommendations, audition. Placement: SAT required. Entrance: most difficult. Application deadline: 1/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $60. Tuition: $0 full-time. Mandatory fees: $1650 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Curtis Institute of Music Library with 70,000 books.

Community Environment:

See Temple University.

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