Cudi only spent a year at the University of Toledo but decided school wasn't for him. Dropping out of school also made him realize Cleveland wasn't the place for him. "I had so many big dreams," he told The Plain Dealer. "But Ohio wasn't the place for me to execute them." When we first interviewed him and asked about his smoking habits, he compared label meetings to school. "It was so boring, like I was in college again."
He planned on majoring in film at the University of Toledo before dropping out.