Curtis Institute of Music
Philadelphia, PA 19103


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 173
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 2:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 88 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Curtis Institute of Music is one of the most selective institutions in its admission process in the U.S. In Fall 2016, it received 428 applications and only 18 students were granted admission. Curtis Institute of Music is at the #2 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 90% of Curtis Institute of Music's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 19% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $3,813 (which is 13.3% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Curtis Institute of Music in 2016-2017, was 6, which is 29% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $3,833 (which is 35% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Curtis Institute of Music has enrolled a total of 173 students (173 students full-time and 0 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 173 students, 8 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 54% men and 46% women and 131 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 42 for graduates studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

Non-resident alien: 39%

White: 38%

Asian: 15%

Black/African American: 5%

Hispanic: 2%

Two or more races: 0%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 1 largest majors offered at Curtis Institute of Music.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Visual And Performing Arts 100% 123

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Curtis Institute of Music full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Curtis Institute of Music.

Academy of Vocal Arts
0.2 mile away
Peirce College
0.3 mile away
Drexel University
1 mile away