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The Juilliard School Reviews

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  • 03/14/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    21 out of 21 people found this review useful. 1 of 5

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Juilliard is a great match for dedicated and diligent musicians, actors and dancers. I would not recommend it for those who do not exhibit a strong passion for art and knowledge, a desire for challenge and competition and a long history of practicing good and sustainable technique in their chosen art forms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit and make sure that you know what the school stands for! Furthermore, make sure that you are prepared to apply and (potentially) audition with repertoire that conforms to Juilliard's requirements and aspirations that meet its expectations. Know what you're going in for; I have encountered many people who either (A) thought that they were interested in Juilliard before really delving into its background and expectations or (B) applied to Juilliard with unrealistic expectations of their own abilities and were denied. Go for it; I believe that it is a fantastic school that deserves its renown and more! But thinking realistically about yourself and your prospective schools is essential to the pre-college process. Also, be willing to spend a lot of money on your education there, should you get in.

  • 04/09/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    12 out of 12 people found this review useful. 2 of 5

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Going to school in Manhattan requires a solid campus security system.

    Greek Life

    You're going to a dance conservatory, so none whatsoever.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a wide range of clubs and activities (more so activities than clubs), that range from social dances to movie nights.

    Great for these types of students

    If you have a solid ballet technique and are a mover, you can do this! Confidence, individuality, and maturity is what you need to get through that audition.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    For some reason facebook is super important to have before coming here and there's this initiation which is very secretive up to when you get here.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely!

    What to do for fun

    New York City is the mecca for art in the U.S. So really everything.

    Food and Dining

    It's not that great, but you'll learn to love it due to the City having ridiculously expensive food.

    Dorm Life

    You're in the middle of Manhattan, so it's hard to complain.

    Academic Rigor

    With the ability to cross-register at Columbia, the academics are actually not as diluted as most applicants think. It's a solid program; the academic rigor is definitely complimentary to the training, however, and you really need to be ok with that to be content here.

    Tips for prospective students

    For your essay and audition, don't act like you want to go to Juilliard. Write and dance as if you GO to Juillliard, whatever that means to you. I feel the faculty wants to see that you intuitively belong here.

    In three sentences

    Juilliard is for young artists who know they want to change the world with dance, music, or theatre as their tool to do so. Don't let the mystique or prestige fool you; it's really just a school. But with that in mind, the level of talent that is here in the heart of New York is beyond inspiring.

  • 07/13/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    9 out of 11 people found this review useful. 3 of 5

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Serious performers who want to do this as a career.

    Bang for the buck

    There's a great chance you'll get a career that you love if you do well in this school.

    Will enjoy being here

    If you enjoy performing, you'll love it here!

    Will learn a lot

    This school seems like the perfect place to immerse yourself in the performing arts and step up to a professional level.

  • 07/18/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    9 out of 16 people found this review useful. 4 of 5

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Actors, Singers, Musicians, Dancers.

  • 03/07/2010

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    8 out of 31 people found this review useful. 5 of 5

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Music, theater, and artsy