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Berklee College of Music

Boston, MA, USA
3.68 Average Rating

The Berklee College of Music is a school of the musical and performing arts in Boston and one of the largest contemporary music colleges in the world. Berklee consists of the College of Music and the Boston Conservatory at Berklee conferring bachelor’s degrees in 27 majors featuring academic programs that enable students to study 35 principal musical instruments. All applicants to the school are required to perform a live audition and complete an interview to be considered for admission. For students who wish to learn in a new culture, Berklee offers two study abroad programs at its international campus in Valencia, Spain.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
34%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2018
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2019 May 1, 2019
Spring Regular Decision July 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
8%
Out-Of-State Students
64%
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
6,762
Total Number of Undergrads
6,282
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
90%
20-39 Students
9%
0
100
45%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
53%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
10:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$41,382
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$40,220
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$40,220
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$18,000
Books and Supplies
$474

Aid & Grants

0
100
42%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
61%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,064
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
61%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,460
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$18,519

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
46%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$13,714
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$25,250
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$261
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
58%
42%
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
28%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Mingus the Jazz Cat
School Colors
Red/Grey
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Boston
New York
Los Angeles
San Francisco
Nashville
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$29,100
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What Students Are Saying

3.68 Average Rating
It's a college for people who want to be the best in what they chose to do.
It's a college for people with determination and guts to follow their passion and do it at an outstanding level.
It's a college for people who believe in music.
Gretchen from Boston, MA
Warm, accepting atmosphere. Knowledgeable, well-connected staff. Excellent location.
Brandy from Butte, MT
what you put in is what you get. professors will try to help you. it is expensive so don't be careless
Song Kwan from Brookline, MA

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