Cleveland Institute of Music

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Cleveland Institute of Music can be found in Cleveland, OH, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. The small size of enrollment, which is approximately around 410 students, provides smaller class sizes for enrolled students.

This school has an acceptance rate of about 37% with 30% of applicants deciding to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Cleveland Institute of Music Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Cleveland Institute of Music was reported as 36.6% in Fall 2020 with over 500 applications submitted to Cleveland Institute of Music. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Cleveland Institute of Music has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 48.4%
  • 2017-2018: 43.1%
  • 2018-2019: 36.7%
  • 2019-2020: 36.6%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 36.6%

How Does Cleveland Institute of Music Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Cleveland Institute of Music is fifty-five percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

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Cleveland Institute of Art69.6%
Thiel College79.4%
Bethany College95.3%
Wheeling Jesuit University68.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Recommended
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)

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