Founded in 1920, Cleveland Institute of Music is a private institute that specializes in a variety of courses in the area of music and instruments. The college has an undergraduate enrolment of 231 and a graduate enrolment of 171. This reputed institute of the US Education System operates on a semester-based calendar and has an immense alumni network of approximately 4800 members.
Located in Ohio, United States, the college offers diverse programs at undergraduate and graduate levels across 26 ranging areas of study. Admissions at Cleveland Institute of Music observes an application deadline of December 1. All the applicants of the organization must also deposit a nonrefundable fee of 110 USD. It is a moderately selective institute for studying in the USA that is reflected in its acceptance rate of nearly 43%.
|UG Application Portal||Official website|
|Annual Endowment||USD 28.8 million|
|Student Retention Rate||95%|
|Mode of Programs||Full time; Online|
|English language proficiency score||TOEFL or equivalent|
|Financial Aid||Available as grants, awards and scholarships|
|Admission Helpdesk||+1 216.795.3107;|
For the first time since its foundation, the institute is set to have an on-campus housing building from 2020 session, which will be a 5 story building comprising of 22 practice rooms, 2 floors dedicated to the residence of first and second years, and the other 2 floors for the upper class and graduates on a rental basis.
The facilities provided will include in-suite bathrooms, wifi, kitchen and laundry facilities, exercise studios etc
The campus is surrounded by various rental accommodation facilities that are usually rented by the graduates. Hassler road, little Italy, Coventry and Cleveland Heights are some of the frequently chosen accommodations;
The campus houses a lot of eateries and their own dining halls which can be accessed by the students through their respective meal plans of the year.
Application portal: Apply online at the official website
Application fee : 110 USD , non-refundable
Application deadline: December 1
Supporting documents :
Minimum score requirements :
For all the prospective applicants of the institute, an estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US has been tabulated below.
|Cost Head||On Campus Students (In USD)||Off-campus Students (In USD)||Commuters (In USD)|
|On-Campus Housing Double Occupancy (freshman)||9800||NA||NA|
|Books & Supplies||600||600||600|
|Federal Student Loans||108||108||108|
|Estimated Health Insurance Fee||2350||2350||2350|
International students are offered various options of availing financial aid in the form of grants, awards and scholarships to study in the USA. About 100% of students receive some form of financial aid from the college. The average need based scholarship offered to students is USD 27,152.
CIM grant: students who fulfill the financial aid FAFSA OR CSS PROFILE application and fulfil requirements of the application, students with acute financial need are eligible for such a scholarship
CIM institutional scholarship: the basic requirement is the filling up of the application form. It is a merit based scholarship that takes into consideration the test scores and ranks of the applicant. the dean’s approval is mandatory for availing
Graduate assistantships: the institute offers this to a selected number of students in exchange for taking up responsibilities within the institution. Eligible for students in specific major programs like piano, conducting and orchestral conducting only
Work-study: this is available for students with financial need and those who fulfil the requirements of the application form of financial aid. The students must register for jobs at the HR department of the institution; NOTE: the income will be chargeable to tax
Alumni benefits include financial assistance in an institute, travel assistance, access to important events and workshops of the college, access to concert tickets. It boasts an alumni count of 4800.
A few notable alumni: David diamond, composer; Thomas hill, clarinet; jim hall, guitarist; kam ning, violinist.
|Institution Type||Private (Not for Profit)|
|Average Cost of Attendance||$40,000 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||1 : 1|
|Cleveland Institute of Music Enrollment||439|
|Average Graduation Rate||53.8%|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$40,000 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$39,870 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$600 / Year|
|On campus, Room & Board||$15,154 / Year|
|On Campus, Other Expenses||$2,050 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Off campus (not with family), Room & Board||$9,225 / Year|
|Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses||$2,050 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Room & Board||$2,285 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Other Expenses||$2,050 / Year|
|North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Music Programs||National Association of Schools of Music|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary