Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM)

Cleveland, OH

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Cleveland Institute of Music

Cleveland Institute of Music Student Essentials

Cleveland Institute of Music Student Essentials
Region: Midwest
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
Website: www.cim.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Highly Selective
In-State Tuition: $38,126
Out-of-State Tuition: $38,126
Retention Rate: 82%
Enrollment: 426
Year Established: 1920

About CIM

Among its faculty and alumni, Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) in Cleveland, Ohio features some of the country’s most successful members of the Classical music world. For this reason, Cleveland Institute has consistently attracted students both nationally and internationally.

Most of Cleveland Institute’s majors are performance-based and include concentrations in String, Brass, Woodwind, and Keyboard instruments. There are also Vocal Performance, Composition and Conducting majors. Both undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered.

Since most of CIM’s faculty is comprised of current members of Cleveland-based orchestras and chamber ensembles, CIM instruction is also industry-current.

The majority of CIM’s alumni, who hail from all over the US and more than 20 countries, find employment performing with major orchestras, opera companies and other musical organizations.

In addition to a wide range of financial aid options, including scholarships, loans, grants, work-study and payment plans, CIM grants a certain number of full and partial-tuition fellowships.

Admission is based in great part on the audition, though other parts of the application, such as academic performance, are also evaluated.

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CIM Map & Location

Cleveland Institute of Music
11021 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106


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Getting Around CIM

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

10/10
walk

Transit

Good transit. This area has adequate public transportation.

7/10
rail

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Cleveland, OH

Winter
Dec
38
26
Jan
34
22
Feb
38
24
Spring
Mar
47
30
Apr
59
40
May
70
50
Summer
Jun
79
60
Jul
83
64
Aug
81
63
Fall
Sep
74
56
Oct
62
45
Nov
51
37

CIM Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 216
Freshman Class 69
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 426

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 3%
  • African American: 2%
  • Caucasian: 46%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 15%
  • Unknown and Other: 33%
Latino 3%
African American 2%
Caucasian 46%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Asian 15%
Unknown and Other 33%

Undergraduate 51%
Graduate 49%
Full-Time 88%
Part-Time 12%
Women 50%
Men 50%
International 23%
Domestic 77%

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