The Curtis Institute Of Music

Overview of The Curtis Institute Of Music

Curtis is in Philadelphia, PA. Philadelphia is a large city. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Curtis issues awards (degrees) up to the level of Master's degree.

Areas of Study

Fields of study in vogue at the school include music.

Curtis Selectivity

The school's open admission policy attracts a range of prospective students.

Student Body

Approximately 160 students study at the school (in 2007-2008).

Curtis Tuition and Affordability

In-state students appreciate the low tuition rate.

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Curtis

The Curtis Institute of Music
1726 Locust St
Philadelphia , PA 19103
General Phone: (215) 893-5252

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Curtis Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Music34music performance, music theory and composition

Number of programs and degrees for Curtis in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years111
Bachelor's degree222
Master's degree11

Curtis Student Body

In 2007-2008, Curtis had a total enrollment of 160 students (127 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 93%
Graduate 7%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
(Foreign Students) 100%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 11%
18-19 31%
20-21 31%
22-24 20%
25-29 8%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York15%
New Jersey8%
(International Students)8%

Curtis Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 100 %

Curtis Room and Board (2007)

Curtis offers campus housing for 25 of its 127 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Curtis Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,185
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 2,185
Room and board $ 11,250
Room charge $ 8,550
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 4,410

Financial Aid:
Curtis participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 325100)

Curtis Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year0*1*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Curtis Degree Programs (2007)

Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition

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Curtis Highlights

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What Sets Curtis Apart:

% of degrees in music
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Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Curtis Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Salaries of full-time faculty
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 15%Curtis Salaries of full-time faculty
Male % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Curtis Male % of student body
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 19%Curtis Dorm rooms per full-time student

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